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Single: The Art of Being Satisfied, Fulfilled and Independent [NOOK Book]

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Single is...

...not a condition to be cured...it's just as natural as being part of a couple. Its wisdom is contagious. Its message is powerful.

...a one-of-a-kind book that speaks a universal language to single women everywhere.

...a sometimes funny, sometimes, touching, and always uplifing collection of true-life experiences and practical wisdom that helps you celebrate your single status.

Single is about upholding the most enduring ...

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Single: The Art of Being Satisfied, Fulfilled and Independent

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Overview

Single is...

...not a condition to be cured...it's just as natural as being part of a couple. Its wisdom is contagious. Its message is powerful.

...a one-of-a-kind book that speaks a universal language to single women everywhere.

...a sometimes funny, sometimes, touching, and always uplifing collection of true-life experiences and practical wisdom that helps you celebrate your single status.

Single is about upholding the most enduring relationship of all: the one we have with ourselves.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440518966
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 8/6/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 297,466
  • File size: 646 KB

Meet the Author

Judy Ford is the author of the award-winning Wonderful Ways series. Her articles have appeared in Family Circle Magazine, USA Today, Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, Women's World, and Glamour. Her media appearances include Oprah, CNN and National Public Radio. She lives in Kirkland, Washington, where she maintains a psychotherapy practice and keeps a regular speaking and workshop schedule throughout the year.

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From Section One: Original SingleEveryone is single. Think about it. We come into the world as one tiny, little individual. Oh yes, we have a mother and a father, and we may have brothers and sisters and whole bunch of relatives, but basically each one of us, regardless of our relationship to others, is one human being. We have many types of relationships, which often give us the illusion of not being single at all. Yet if we examine our situation more closely, we see that regardless of our relationships to others, regardless of our marital status, we are still just one little person. Throughout our lives we have playmate and friends, acquaintances, casual contacts, and colleagues. We have lovers and spouses, and various combinations thereof, but still we remain uniquely one human being. No one else ever abides in our skin.
Single Again
For the newly single or recently uncoupled, the adjustment back to singleness is particularly hard. It is the grief that comes with letting go of what's dear, familiar, and loved and heading into the unknown that makes this transition painful. But don't let the grief that comes with going from coupled to single give you the impression that single life is all pain - it's not. When one person is missing, it sometimes seems as if all love is gone. It's missing that one particular person and the coupled touch that's painful, not singleness. Unfortunately, the newly uncoupled, divorced, or widowed often get stuck in shock, fear, and anger. And that's where they remain. Without a road map or mentor, they're unable to make the transition to a wonderful life. When you've been coupled and are single again, it's as if you've been plopped into the middle of a foreign culture. The rules have changed, and everything is unknown. You might not know the language or the customs, but you can learn. And once you conquer the beautiful secrets, you're in for a blessed surprise. A single life is, if you embrace it, filled with incredible magic and meaning.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
A World of Introduction
Section 1 One Wonderful Life
Section 2 There Are Place We All Have to Go Alone
Section 3 Rising to the Occasion
Section 4 The Best Revenge is a Good Life
Section 5 No One Can Love You More Than You Can Love Yourself
Section 6 You're Going to Make It After All
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2012

    Complete disappointment

    This book isnt really about being "single". It is about being single while you are waiting to find that Mr.Right! I was looking for a book of empowerment~ of not needing someone else to make you complete. Not just wading through the moment.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2009

    Probably the best book to read as a single woman!

    I recently ended yet another relationship. Looking back, I realized in the last 6 years (and I'm 25) I hadn't been single for more than 2 months at a time. I was in long relationships, some 4-5 months, some 3 months. Either way I was going from guy to guy, trying to fill a hole that never seemed to fill. Reading this book made me realize the hole I have inside can only be filled by myself. The book made me laugh and feel like a totally different person. I regained my self esteem, and have taken great strides at enjoying and discovering more of myself and not getting confused with a man. Thank you Judy Ford, I owe you. I have passed the book along, and can say this book has helped to make myself a much happier, single woman! I strongly reccommend it :)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2010

    Loved this book!

    Loved this book. Really changed my perspective. Inspirational and Motivating!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2009

    Uplifting, even if your NOT single

    I love this book. I read it when I was in a relationship at the time and it had piqued my curiousity. I read it from front to back in two days. It sucked me in. It has so much positive and uplifting advice, it's definitely a feel-good book. I recommend this to everyone, single or not, because it really helps you understand that you are awesome just being you and you don't need someone on your arm to make you see that. I even took a few quotes from this book and wrote them on my bathroom mirror for inspiration. "Life gives me a thousand chances", "Where I have been and what I have done do not define where I can go"

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2006

    terrific!

    I loved this book - read it twice already. Funny, warm, and true. I read it when I need a pick-me-up, and I read it when I'm feeling good. I will definitely read more of Judy's books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2005

    Amazing Book!!

    I rarely give 5 stars but this book is fantastic!! All of us single ladies out there looking for a pick me up after a bad break-up this one is for us!! It has helped me so much and there are so many wonderful tips for getting yourself on track! This is just what I needed! I am soooo happy I found this book!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2004

    Fantastic!

    A great book full of idea and encouragement from a woman who lives what she writes about. Helpful and satisfying.

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