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An inspiring, evidence-based guide for single women on how to navigate the stressful world of modern dating while living their best, happiest life, whether solo or coupled up.
Jennifer L. Taitz, Psy.D., A.B.P.P., is a board-certified cognitive behavioral clinical psychologist and a certified dialectical behavioral therapist who specializes in offering people proven tools to enhance their life. Dr. Taitz is passionate about helping people move past habits that interfere with their capacity for joy. Her first book, End Emotional Eating, earned a Seal of Merit from the Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies. Dr. Taitz has presented her novel clinical application on mindfulness and managing emotions at national and international conferences. She serves as a clinical instructor in the department of psychiatry at University of California, Los Angeles, and maintains a clinical practice, LA CBT DBT. Dr. Taitz is donating a percentage of proceeds from How to be Single to Girls Not Brides and Distributing Dignity.
Only book in the genre recommended by the Association of Behavior and Cognitive Therapy
"Jenny Taitz offers a skillful guide to uncovering your strength
and contentment as an individual, allowing you to live more fully.
Using engaging case studies and solid research, How to Be
Singleand Happy invites new insights into the stories we tell
ourselves about relationships. This book is a gift for anyone who
longs for real happiness."--Sharon Salzberg, bestselling author
of Lovingkindness and Real Love "Great misery can arise
when our happiness is hitched to being partnered in an intimate
relationship. Drawing on mindfulness teachings, psychological
wisdom, case stories and research, Jenny Taitz offers compassionate
guidance that can free our hearts from a binding cultural
myth."--Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge
"You don't need to wait to find your partner to find happiness.
Drawing on a wealth of evidence and experience as a therapist,
Jenny Taitz has written a book that's as uplifting as it is
practical."--Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling
author of Give and Take, Originals, and Option
B with Sheryl Sandberg "What if, instead of treating the
unprecedented rise of single people as a crisis, we all searched
for ways to make going solo easier, more social, even happy? In her
clinical work, and now, in this excellent book, Jenny Taitz has
done pioneering work to help people achieve more fulfilling
relationships regardless of their marital status. I recommend
strongly."--Eric Klinenberg, Professor of Sociology at NYU and
New York Times bestselling author of Going Solo and Modern Romance
with Aziz Ansari "Jenny Taitz has written a thoughtful,
emotionally engaging book that offers plenty of insightful advice
to modern women struggling to deal with the single person's life
and the ever-changing dating scene in the 21st century. Packed with
real-life stories and full of useful tips, the book has a strong
message of reassurance and hope."--Roy F. Baumeister, author of
Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human
"At the heart of this honest and engaging book is a key insight--namely that our emotions are sometimes but not always helpful. And when emotions are not helpful--such as when we're in the grip of anxiety about being alone forever--Dr. Taitz shows us how we can use scientifically documented methods for freeing ourselves from their painful grip. If you're suffering in your quest for the Right One (or miserable from being with the Wrong One), this book is a must-read!"--James Gross, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Stanford University
"How To Be Single And Happy is an excellent guide to living your life Now rather than waiting for the perfect partner. Dr. Taitz has written a powerful and practical guide based on the best scientific research and self-help tools to free you from the myth that only married people can be happy. With a personal and engaging style, Dr. Taitz gives you the tools to living a full life as a single person. I will recommend this wonderful book to anyone who thinks that being single is something to escape from."--Robert L. Leahy, Ph.D., author of The Jealousy Cure
"We all yearn for connection and belonging, but our minds get in the way, pulling us into rumination, worry, judgment, and other soul killers. This wise and compassionate volume helps us reconnect with our values and bring them into our hearts and our relationships with others. This book is for you if you think it is time to set aside loneliness and "not good enough", and to let go of 'what if ...' and 'if only.' This book is for you if you think it is time to live."--Steven C. Hayes, co-developer of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and author of Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life