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Book Review: Happy Singlehood Book Review: Happy SinglehoodThe age of the happy, accomplished, unapologetic single person has arrived. Happy Singlehood: The Rising Acceptance and Celebration of Solo Living, by Hebrew University sociologist Elyakim Kislev, is here to herald it. There is no place for pity in Happy Singlehood. Kislev shows that single people ...

Book Review: Hard to Love: Essays & Confessions Book Review: Hard to Love: Essays & ConfessionsHard to Love: Essays and Confessions is Briallen Hopper’s deep, thoughtful, moving, and beautifully written book on relationships. It is unlike anything else out there and perfectly in keeping with how we actually live in the twenty-first century. In the U.S. and other countries around the ...

Book Review: Love You Like the Sky: Surviving the Suicide of a Beloved Book Review: Love You Like the Sky: Surviving the Suicide of a BelovedIn a rare way, I am a perfect reviewer for this book, written by a psychologist in the devastated wake of (and through the long aftermath of) the suicide of her boyfriend. I, too, am a psychologist, and my father committed suicide, leaving me in ...

Book Review: Grief Day By Day Book Review: Grief Day By Day“Shortly after my husband died, I bought a sign that read, ‘Have an adequate day.’ It made me smile. I could have an adequate day even if I wasn’t having a good day,” writes Jan Warner. In her new book, Grief  Day By Day: Simple Practices ...

Book Review: The Friendship Cure: Reconnecting in the Modern World Book Review: The Friendship Cure: Reconnecting in the Modern WorldPeople today are lonely. Even though people are wired to connect with others, many don’t have the friendships they need. In The Friendship Cure: Reconnecting in the Modern World, Kate Leaver shares stories and experiences about friendship in today’s world and she tries to explain ...

Book Review: Somebody Hold Me Book Review: Somebody Hold MeImagine sending an email to about a dozen friends proposing a four-hour get-together “to do a little experimentation around human touch.” You assure your friends that nothing sexual will be involved, clothes will stay on, and the gathering will not take place in a bedroom. Are ...

Book Review: Finding Hope in a Crisis Book Review: Finding Hope in a Crisis“When clients come to therapy to ‘free themselves so they can be themselves,’ in a hermeneutic sense, they do change by becoming who they really are,” writes Maura A. Matarese. In her new book, Finding Hope in a Crisis: A Therapist’s Perspective on Love, Loss, and ...

Book Review: The Unexpected Joy of Being Single Book Review: The Unexpected Joy of Being SingleIn The Unexpected Joy of Being Single, author Catherine Gray is single and happy at the end of her story. She even realizes that she would still be happy if she stayed single for the rest of her life. For someone with her inauspicious beginnings, ...

Book Review: Love, Inc. Book Review: Love, Inc.When a book about romantic love is called “Love, Inc.,” the reader is forewarned: This is not your typical love story. Author and Middlebury College professor Laurie Essig calls herself a romantic. On the first page of “Love, Inc.,” she says, “I fervently believe in ...

Book Review: The Friendship Cure: Reconnecting in the Modern World Book Review: The Friendship Cure: Reconnecting in the Modern WorldPeople today are lonely. Even though people are wired to connect with others, many do not have the friendships they need. In The Friendship Cure: Reconnecting in the Modern World, Kate Leaver share stories and experiences about friendship in today’s world and why they are ...

Book Review: Making the Big Move, 3rd Edition Book Review: Making the Big Move, 3rd EditionMost of the important transitions in our lives are marked by rituals that affirm our new identities, including weddings, graduations, baby showers, and funerals. For insights and guidance on how to navigate these transitions, we can find an abundance of books. But I never realized, ...

Book Review: You Are Not Alone: A Heartfelt Guide for Grief, Healing, and Hope Book Review: You Are Not Alone: A Heartfelt Guide for Grief, Healing, and Hope“Grief is chaotic and messy and hard,” writes Debbie Augenthaler. And yet grief is also an invitation to see the world differently — aware of what we have lost and in appreciation of what remains. In her new book, You Are Not Alone: A Heartfelt Guide ...

Book Review: Timeless: Nature's Formula for Health & Longevity Book Review: Timeless: Nature's Formula for Health & LongevityIf you knew there were things you could do to help you live longer, would you do them? That is an interesting question for which we already have a partial answer. We already know what we should eat, that we should exercise, drink alcohol in moderation ...

Book Review: Social Courage: Coping & Thriving With the Reality of Social Anxiety Book Review: Social Courage: Coping & Thriving With the Reality of Social Anxiety“Most people who feel trapped by shyness or social anxiety will settle with the status quo and never seek help, be it from a knowledgeable therapist or from finding a scientifically based self-guided program and tackling it on their own,” writes Dr. Eric Goodman. Instead, social ...

Book Review: You are Not Alone: A Heartfelt Guide for Grief, Healing & Hope Book Review: You are Not Alone: A Heartfelt Guide for Grief, Healing & HopeGrief is a strange, strange force. Just ask anyone who has lost someone dear to them or traversed through unexpected tragedy. As writer Dean Koontz puts it, “Grief can destroy you — or focus you.” In the case of author and therapist Debbie Augenthaler, both ...

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Grohol, J. (2019). Loneliness Book Reviews. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 21, 2019, from https://psychcentralreviews.com/loneliness-book-reviews/
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