Being Single in a Couple s World

Being Single in a Couple s World

rather be married or feel certain that staying single is a better choice,
understanding and accepting yourself more fully is a win-win endeavor. It is the
cornerstone to finding your place in a couples' world. The first two chapters have
shown you ...

Author: Xavier Amador

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439118627

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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Categories: Self-Help

Joyfully Single in a Couples World

Joyfully Single in a Couples    World

... a vertical relationship with God. That relationship serves as an anchor when
the ship of yourlife gets pushed around in ways that threaten to beat you to death
on the rocks. Let's look at these three needs from the vantage of being single.

Author: Harold J. Sala

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781433679377

Category: Religion

Page: 248

View: 366

Many facets of our world appear biased toward the couples’ lifestyle; there’s often an insinuation in advertisements, private conversations, and public gatherings that being alone means being unfulfilled--that singleness is a second-class status. How could that be true? In Joyfully Single in a Couples’ World, Bible teacher Harold J. Sala clearly states: “What I want to accomplish is to help singles understand that they can find contentment and peace where they are right now, that they don’t have to be married to be happy. I want to help them come to grips with who they are and to help them to discover where God wants them to go with their lives and futures. Finding God’s help to meet the present need is the key to peace and fulfillment.” Chapters on making peace with your dreams, handling other people’s expectations, the beauty of friendships, and God’s will guide readers to great joy in the here and now.
Categories: Religion

Being Single on Noah s Ark

Being Single on Noah s Ark

Preface According to the tale of Noah's Ark, humans as well as animals boarded
the ark in pairs—two by two—and so it has been throughout history. We live in a
world of couples and their families. To be single in a couples' world is to be out of
 ...

Author: Leonard Cargan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742559599

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

View: 815

Cargan provides a brief history of marriage and family life and the changes occuring in them between 1950 and 2005. This book further evaluates the stereotypes that are applied to singles, noting changes that have occured in these beliefs.
Categories: Social Science

Encyclopedia of Women in Today s World

Encyclopedia of Women in Today s World

... not appear too sad or talk about their husbands too much. Widows often
become friends with a group of widows and socialize together. Many feel
uncomfortable being single women among couples and describe society as a “
couples' world.

Author: Mary Zeiss Stange

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412976855

Category: Social Science

Page: 2016

View: 512

This work includes 1000 entries covering the spectrum of defining women in the contemporary world.
Categories: Social Science

Singled Out

Singled Out

Like so many real single people, Tom has been demoted from dinner with the
grown-ups to brunch with the kids. Without a serious partner, ... So it was with
great interest that I read a book by two clinicians, Being Single in a Couple's
World.

Author: Bella DePaulo, Ph.D.

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466800526

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

View: 695

People who are single are changing the face of America. Did you know that: * More than 40 percent of the nation's adults---over 87 million people---are divorced, widowed, or have always been single. * There are more households comprised of single people living alone than of married parents and their children. * Americans now spend more of their adult years single than married. Many of today's single people have engaging jobs, homes that they own, and a network of friends. This is not the 1950s---singles can have sex without marrying, and they can raise smart, successful, and happy children. It should be a great time to be single. Yet too often single people are still asked to defend their single status by an onslaught of judgmental peers and fretful relatives. Prominent people in politics, the popular press, and the intelligentsia have all taken turns peddling myths about marriage and singlehood. Marry, they promise, and you will live a long, happy, and healthy life, and you will never be lonely again. Drawing from decades of scientific research and stacks of stories from the front lines of singlehood, Bella DePaulo debunks the myths of singledom---and shows that just about everything you've heard about the benefits of getting married and the perils of staying single are grossly exaggerated or just plain wrong. Although singles are singled out for unfair treatment by the workplace, the marketplace, and the federal tax structure, they are not simply victims of this singlism. Single people really are living happily ever after. Filled with bracing bursts of truth and dazzling dashes of humor, Singled Out is a spirited and provocative read for the single, the married, and everyone in between. You will never think about singlehood or marriage the same way again. Singled Out debunks the Ten Myths of Singlehood, including: Myth #1: The Wonder of Couples: Marrieds know best. Myth #3: The Dark Aura of Singlehood: You are miserable and lonely and your life is tragic. Myth #5: Attention, Single Women: Your work won't love you back and your eggs will dry up. Also, you don't get any and you're promiscuous. Myth #6: Attention, Single Men: You are horny, slovenly, and irresponsible, and you are the scary criminals. Or you are sexy, fastidious, frivolous, and gay. Myth #7: Attention, Single Parents: Your kids are doomed. Myth #9: Poor Soul: You will grow old alone and you will die in a room by yourself where no one will find you for weeks. Myth #10: Family Values: Let's give all of the perks, benefits, gifts, and cash to couples and call it family values. "With elegant analysis, wonderfully detailed examples, and clear and witty prose, DePaulo lays out the many, often subtle denigrations and discriminations faced by single adults in the U.S. She addresses, too, the resilience of single women and men in the face of such singlism. A must-read for all single adults, their friends and families, as well as social scientists and policy advocates." ---E. Kay Trimberger, author of The New Single Woman
Categories: Family & Relationships

I Suck at Relationships So You Don t Have To

I Suck at Relationships So You Don t Have To

I see a loss of identity in my clinical practice over and over. I've also written about
this in my book Being Single in a Couples' World. This loss of identity, the loss of
the now smaller “me” to the larger “US” or “HIM,” will not only lead to resentment ...

Author: Bethenny Frankel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451667455

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

View: 632

Bethenny Frankel, five-time New York Times bestselling author, self-made businesswoman, and media maven, shares her ten rules for relationship success and takes us on an empowering journey to learn how to say yes to love. From running her Skinnygirl business to being a mom and a TV star, Bethenny Frankel appears to have it all. But when it comes to relationships, she is the first to admit that she has failed—a lot. In fact, Bethenny has made every mistake, from calling when she shouldn’t have to misreading signals to staying with a guy for all the wrong reasons. In working through the mistakes, she has gained insight and wisdom about what matters most. Filled with personal stories and the no-nonsense advice she’s known for, New York Times bestseller I Suck at Relationships So You Don’t Have To is the next step on Bethenny’s A Place of Yes journey. She offers an unflinching but ultimately hopeful look at what it takes to find real love including tips on dating, how to trust your gut, avoiding self-sabotage, and much more. It’s easy to give up on romance, to expect the worst, and to doubt yourself, but you shouldn’t be satisfied with a relationship that is mediocre—your relationship can and should be incredible. Using Bethenny’s “A Place of Yes” attitude, you too can find love and a relationship that is more successful, fulfilling, and happier than ever before.
Categories: Self-Help

By Himself

By Himself

These men had had married lives that were 'couple oriented,' and they were now
excluded from or uncomfortable in 'couple gatherings' (Matthews 1986: 109).
They were identifying their discomfort at being single men in a 'couples' world' ...

Author: Deborah van den Hoonaard

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442699076

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 321

What happens when older men become widowers? Popular books, movies, and television present widowers as lost and unable to cope or care for themselves. These stereotypes do not encapsulate the experiences of real widowers, how their daily lives change, and what being a widower means to individuals in both sociological and practical ways. By Himself is based on in-depth interviews with twenty-six widowers over the age of sixty living in the United States and Canada. Using these interviews, Deborah K. van den Hoonaard explores masculine identity and traces the stories that widowers tell about their wives' illnesses and deaths. She also focuses on the widowers' changed relationships with their children and friends, as well as with women, and details the men's encounters with tasks such as housework and cooking. An eminently readable and accessible book, By Himself sheds new light on the social meaning of being a widower.
Categories: Social Science

My Single Mom Life

My Single Mom Life

A lonesomeness that comes with being a single mom in a couples' world. A
single woman in a family of five. Sometimes I see lonely coming and try to head it
off at the pass. Like a few months ago, when Lisa invited me to the new small
group ...

Author: Angela Thomas

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781418570293

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 180

The day Angela Thomas sold the only thing she had, the diamond from her engagement ring, to take care of her kids was the day she began to believe they were going to make it. In that decision, the faith she had always talked about became the faith she was going to learn how to live. In the years since, God has given Angela a passionate desire . . . to live an amazing life, even while raising four kids as a single mom. In this book she shares her hard-earned wisdom on loneliness, dating, finances, and parenting, encouraging every solo mom. "As a gift to our children," she says, "we can become healthy moms who are strong and amazing women in spite of our circumstances."
Categories: Family & Relationships

Bottom Line Yearbook

Bottom Line Yearbook

He is psychology and health contributor to NBC's Weekend Today Show and
coauthor of Being Single in a Couples ' World : How to Be Happily Single While
Looking for Love , The Free Press . O nly a generation ago , wanting to be
married ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924086099169

Category: Life skills

Page:

View: 216

Categories: Life skills

Moments for Singles

Moments for Singles

LIVING SINGLE IN A COUPLES ' WORLD . Whether never - married or newly
divorced , you know all about being single in a couples ' world . For you , most
advice comes from those who don ' t really understand what it ' s like to long to be
 ...

Author: Leigh McLeroy

Publisher: Navpress Publishing Group

ISBN: 1576835405

Category: Religion

Page: 196

View: 690

Based on Steve Arterburn's radio series New Life Live , this book helps singles understand they're important to God.
Categories: Religion

Singleness

Singleness

... being single in a couples ' world . But I hope that if you find yourself single , this
book will suggest new ways for you to enjoy yourself and will help you to remain
single happily if that is what you choose . For the first time in history single ...

Author: Dorothy Payne

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664245412

Category: Social Science

Page: 112

View: 927

Discusses the needs, problems, and stereotypes concerning single, divorced, or widowed women and offers a Christian perspective on finding solutions and meaningful fulfillment
Categories: Social Science

Positively Single

Positively Single

A guide to developing a positive self-image, whether that's independently or as part of a couple. Positively Single is not another book to help you find your perfect partner.

Author: Vera Peiffer

Publisher: HarperThorsons

ISBN: 0007133057

Category: Single people

Page: 192

View: 801

A guide to developing a positive self-image, whether that's independently or as part of a couple. Positively Single is not another book to help you find your perfect partner. It shows you how to be happy and at home with yourself, whether you are single or part of a couple. For some, being single is lonely...it conjures up visions of solitary meals in restaurants and endless agonizing over how to spend the holidays. Sometimes the whole world seems to revolve around cosy couples.
Categories: Single people

Applications in Basic Marketing

Applications in Basic Marketing

Living Alone in America Singleness not the same as not settled ; Divorce , late
marriages and longevity figure in Living ... says Xavier Amador , coauthor of
Being Single in a Couples ' World : How to be Happily Single While Looking for
Love ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000050458448

Category: Marketing

Page:

View: 667

Clippings from the popular business press.
Categories: Marketing

Applications in basic marketing

Applications in basic marketing

Living alone in America Singleness not the same as not settled; Divorce y late
marriages and longevity figure in By Craig ... says Xavier Amador, co-author of
Being Single in a Couples' World: How to be Happrily Single While Looking for
Love ...

Author: William D. Perreault

Publisher:

ISBN: 0072864699

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 231

View: 707

Categories: Business & Economics

How to Win in a Crisis

How to Win in a Crisis

BEING SINGLE IN A couples ' world can create many crises . Not the least of
these is the feeling that it is a couples ' world . Statistics lend pressure . If you are
single and a female of twenty - one , you are a member of a minority group .

Author: Creath Davis

Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company

ISBN: 0310231914

Category: Christian life

Page: 224

View: 495

Categories: Christian life

Family Ties and Aging

Family Ties and Aging

The prosperous times post World War II reversed this trend. ... Typically,
childlessness is treated as involuntary, primarily due to infertility, or voluntary, in
which case an individual or couple has chosen ... Conversely, single and
divorced women and single and widowed men are most likely to see being
childless as a choice.

Author: Ingrid Arnet Connidis

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9781412959575

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 345

View: 608

This advanced textbook covers issues of family ties and aging broadly, the goal being to provide an integrated and thorough representation of what we know from the current research. Whereas books on families and aging have traditionally focused on ties to a spouse and to children and grandchildren, Family Ties & Aging is more extensive and more reflective of contemporary society. The text includes groups and relationships that typically receive short shrift, exploring such neglected populations as single, divorced, and childless older people and their family relationships, as well as sibling relationships among the elderly, live-in partnerships not formalized by marriage, and the kinds of family ties forged by gay and lesbian persons over the life course. The book weaves the vast range of information we now have about the many facets of family relationships and aging into a critical, comprehensive, and integrated whole.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Books in Print Supplement

Books in Print Supplement

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025888426

Category: American literature

Page:

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Includes authors, titles, subjects.
Categories: American literature

Gender Roles

Gender Roles

Despite many new options available for parenthood , women who want to be
biological mothers feel acute distress by their single status . Being single in a “
couplesworld brings added pressures , and many singles , particularly men ,
report ...

Author: Linda L. Lindsey

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UCSC:32106017555605

Category: Social Science

Page: 491

View: 355

The 4th edition ofGender Rolesprovides the best balance between “gender” and “women” as a focus—especially with the expanded content on men and masculinity. It addresses religion and integrates history at various points. An objective of the book is to dispel myths about gender. Both sociological and interdisciplinary content organized around clear and appropriate research serves this objective well—providing readers with a sociological perspective of gender that can be meaningfully applied to their daily lives.The more controversial topics related to gender have a greater array of supporting references directing readers to explore the topics further.Gender Rolesintegrates insights and research from other disciplines—especially biology, psychology, anthropology, and history. Interdisciplinary material is organized, presented, and guided by the sociological perspective, however, so readers can understand the commonalities and differences in the ways the various disciplines research and explain gender.An exciting and interesting read for anyone interested in gender roles and sexual identity.
Categories: Social Science

Chasing the Good Life on Being Single

Chasing the Good Life  on Being Single

Yet the vast majority of the earth ' s human inhabitants still pair into clusters of two
. In this cosy world of companionate couples , a single person often ends up
being ' less than one ' . I remember a poem from an anthology called The Mersey
 ...

Author: Bhaichand Patel

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: UVA:X030268378

Category: Single people

Page: 188

View: 584

Being Single: For Some, It Means Complete Bliss; For Others, It Is A Malaise That Must Be Cured. Irrespective Of One'S Point Of View, In A Society Where The Unattached Person Is Viewed As An Oddity, Singledom Comes With Challenges: Dealing With Uncomfortable Questions From Well-Meaning Relatives And Friends; The Hushed Whispers; The Envy; And, Of Course, The Unwanted Attention From Those Who Think Singles Are People Of Dubious Morals. Chasing The Good Life: On Being Single Has A Diverse Crop Of Individuals Bringing You Their Stories The Nonagenarian Khushwant Singh Revels In Gastric Freedom; Single Girl' Radhika Jha Struggles To Find Accommodation In Delhi (She Has Since Given Up And Married); Sheela Reddy Lives The Life Of A Married Single'; Suhel Seth Perfects (Or Doesn'T) The Art Of Seduction; And Jerry Pinto Finds Unique Ways To Combat Annoying People Who Ask Him Why He Isn'T Married. Through Many Such Tales Of Bliss, Exasperation, Freedom, Loneliness, Self-Discovery, Hilarity And Heartbreak (The Editor, Bhaichand Patel, Has Found To His Dismay That There Is More To Chasing The Good Life Than Lust And Debauchery) This Anthology Captures The Spirit Of A Person Alone
Categories: Single people

The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony

The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony

Bookstore shelves stagger under reams of get - wed guides for those presumed
to be unhappily alone . ... One selfhelp book goes by the honest title Being Single
in a Couples ' World , providing guidelines to bypass the “ cultural scripts ” that ...

Author: Pamela Paul

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: PSU:000049162639

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 296

View: 698

An in-depth study of the "starter marriage" phenomenon, involving couples who marry and divorce by the age of thirty, explores the changing face of marriage in America from a social and cultural perspective and discusses the hopes, motivations, and feelings toward the institution of marriage of young couples today. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Categories: Family & Relationships