It's Not You

27 (Wrong) Reasons You're Single

Author: Sara Eckel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101606436

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

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“Why am I still single?” If you’re single and searching, there’s no end to other people’s explanations, excuses, and criticism explaining why you haven’t found a partner: “You’re too picky. Just find a good-enough guy and you’ll be fine.” “You’re too desperate. If men think you need them, they’ll run scared.” “You’re too independent. Smart, ambitious women always have a harder time finding mates.” “You have low self-esteem. You can’t love someone else until you’ve learned to love yourself.” “You’re too needy. You can’t be happy in a relationship until you’ve learned to be happy on your own.” Based on one of the most popular Modern Love columns of the last decade, Sara Eckel’s It’s Not You challenges these myths, encouraging singletons to stop picking apart their personalities and to start tapping into their own wisdom about who and what is right for them. Supported by the latest psychological and sociological research, as well as interviews with people who have experienced longtime singledom, Eckel creates a strong and empowering argument to understand and accept that there’s no one reason why you’re single—you just are.
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Living the Life Unexpected

12 Weeks to Your Plan B for a Meaningful and Fulfilling Future Without Children

Author: Jody Day

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 150980904X

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

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Across the globe, millions of women are reaching their mid-forties without having had a child. Although some are child-free by choice, many others are childless by circumstance and are struggling in a life they didn't foresee. Most people think that women without children either 'couldn't' or 'didn't want to' be mothers. The truth is much more complex. Jody Day would have liked to have had children, but it didn't work out that way. At the age of forty-four she realized that her quest to be a mother was at an end. She presumed that she was through the toughest part, but over the next couple of years she was hit by waves of grief, despair and isolation. Eventually she found her way and created the Gateway Women Network, helping many thousands of women worldwide. In Living the Life Unexpected, Jody Day addresses the taboo of childlessness and provides a powerful, practical 12-week guide to help women come to terms with their grief, and to move on to live creative, happy, meaningful, and fulfilling lives without children. Previously titled Rocking the Life Unexpected, this inspiring and practical guide to a life without children has been extensively revised and updated, and includes significant additional content including extracts from the stories of 24 women and 2 men from around the world.
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Text Me When You Get Home

The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship

Author: Kayleen Schaefer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101986131

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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"Text Me has the thrills and laughs of a romantic comedy, but with an inverted message: 'There just isn't only one love story in our lives,' Schaefer writes. If you're lucky, friends will be the protagonists in these multiple love stories. It's high time that we start seeing it that way."--NPR A personal and sociological examination--and ultimately a celebration--of the evolution of female friendship in pop culture and modern society "Text me when you get home." After joyful nights out together, female friends say this to one another as a way of cementing their love. It's about safety; but more than that, it's about solidarity. From Broad City to Big Little Lies to what women say about their own best friends, the stories we're telling about female friendship have changed. What used to be written off as infighting between mean girls or disposable relationships that would be tossed as soon as a guy came along are no longer described like that. Now, we're lifting up our female friendships to the same level as our other important relationships, saying they matter just as much as the bonds we have with our romantic partners, children, parents, or siblings. Journalist Kayleen Schaefer relays her journey of modern female friendship: from being a competitive teenager to trying to be one of the guys in the workplace to ultimately awakening to the power of female friendship and the soulmates, girl squads, and chosen families that come with it. Schaefer has put together a completely new sociological perspective on the way we see our friends today, one that includes interviews with dozens of other women across the country: historians, creators of the most iconic films and television shows about female friendship (and Galentine's Day!), celebrities, authors, and other experts. The end result is a validation of female friendship that's never existed before.
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Being Single, with Cancer

A Solo Survivor's Guide to Life, Love, Health, and Happiness

Author: Tracy Maxwell

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 1617051373

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 216

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Filled with practical tips, resources and personal stories, an empowering and candid guide to dealing with cancer as a single person/p> Diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer seven years ago, Tracy Maxwell understands the unique swirl of hopes and fears, insecurities and triumphs of a single person with cancer. In Being Single, with Cancer, she combines her experience, other survivorsí personal stories, results of a survey of over 100 survivors, and advice from experts to help you navigate through each stage of your journey from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. Maxwell shows you how to: Get the support you need Be your own advocate Manage the emotional impacts, including loneliness, stress, and negative thinking Address dating, sex, relationship and fertility issues And much more With honesty, humor, and hope, Being Single, with Cancer is a valuable reminder that you may be single, but you are not alone.
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Intimacy on the Internet

Media Representations of Online Connections

Author: Lauren Rosewarne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317581415

Category: Computers

Page: 258

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The focus of this book is on the media representations of the use of the Internet in seeking intimate connections—be it a committed relationship, a hook-up, or a community in which to dabble in fringe sexual practices. Popular culture (film, narrative television, the news media, and advertising) present two very distinct pictures of the use of the Internet as related to intimacy. From news reports about victims of online dating, to the presentation of the desperate and dateless, the perverts and the deviants, a distinct frame for the intimacy/Internet connection is negativity. In some examples however, a changing picture is emerging. The ubiquitousness of Internet use today has meant a slow increase in comparatively more positive representations of successful online romances in the news, resulting in more positive-spin advertising and a more even-handed presence of such liaisons in narrative television and film. Both the positive and the negative media representations are categorised and analysed in this book to explore what they reveal about the intersection of gender, sexuality, technology and the changing mores regarding intimacy.
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Lonely Divide

Author: Robert Ziefel

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 131229566X

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

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Take the Paragon rules from Tremorworks. Add a gun toting cyborg, a fairy, a young girl who's a martial arts enthusiast and a guy with psychic powers. Place them in a world where they know they are characters in a game like world. A world populated by dragons, AI constructs, magic, and possibly a mermaid or two. Stir. This is the result. Jake, Clayton, Jaden and Rose Petal find that, for about the last hundred years or so, someone has been quietly abducting PCs around the world for unknown reasons. They have to find out who, and put a stop to it, because it seems they are next on the list to disappear. You are The Observer, brought by The Narrator to experience the story and make the character's existence possible. Inside this book you'll find a little humor, a little romance, a little gunplay, and a whole lot of adventure.
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Conquering Your Quarterlife Crisis

Advice from Twentysomethings Who Have Been There and Survived

Author: Alexandra Robbins

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 144062402X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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The practical followup to the acclaimed bestseller In 2001, the groundbreaking book Quarterlife Crisis® addressed the unique and unsettling trials of entering modern adulthood. For the first time, it identified how twentysomethings were lost and confused, and lamented the absence of a guide-a roadmap with solutions for how to emerge from the crisis successful, happy, and sane. Now, the author of Quarterlife Crisis® delivers that roadmap. Alexandra Robbins goes beyond defining the problem of the quarterlife crisis and puts readers on the path to conquering it. She asks-and answers-the tough, soul-searching questions that keep young adults awake at night: - How do I weigh doing what I love versus making money? - Will I ever find my "soul mate"? - Why is it so hard to make friends? - Why are my twenties so different from what I expected? With new voices as well as follow-up interviews with some of the original Quarterlife Crisis® twentysomethings, Conquering Your Quarterlife Crisis® is the new go-to guide for people who want it all...but just aren't sure what that is yet.
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The Letters to Philemon, the Colossians, and the Ephesians

A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on the Captivity Epistles

Author: Ben Witherington

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802824889

Category: Religion

Page: 382

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This title offers an innovative way of looking at Ephesians, Colossians and Philemon as inter-related documents written at different levels of moral discourse. The author also analyses these documents as examples of Asiatic rhetoric.
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