Getting Naked Again: Dating, Romance, Sex, and Love When You've Been Divorced, Widowed, Dumped, or Distracted

Getting Naked Again: Dating, Romance, Sex, and Love When You've Been Divorced, Widowed, Dumped, or Distracted

by Judith Sills

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ISBN-13: 9780446551809
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 01/07/2010
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 690,171
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Sills is a regular contributor and relationship expert on The Today Show, and was a columnist for Family Circle for many years. She is the author of many bestselling relationship books, including EXCESS BAGGAGE: GETTING OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY, A FINE ROMANCE, and THE COMFORT TRAP. She has a Philadelphia-based private practice.

Table of Contents

Part I Personal Evolution

Chapter 1 Reentry or Would I Sleep with Eisenhower? 3

Chapter 2 You Bleed or You Thaw 15

Chapter 3 Turning Single 41

Chapter 4 Getting Your Head in the Game 59

Part II Interpersonal Expertise

Chapter 5 Act 1: They Meet 107

Chapter 6 Other Women and Their Husbands 143

Chapter 7 Conversation, Sex, and Money 161

Chapter 8 Sexual Mentors, Palate Cleansers, and Other Transitional Relationships 209

Chapter 9 Grail 261

Author's Note 273

Sources 275

About The Author 277

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Getting Naked Again: Dating, Romance, Sex, and Love When You've Been Divorced, Widowed, Dumped, or Distracted 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is geared toward women mid-forties and older. The title is intriguing, whether it attracts you or puts you off. If you find it a bit off-putting, don't let it scare you away. The book is about much more than Getting Naked. I am forever indebted to the friend who recommended it to me when I got divorced. I had been married for 28 years and the idea of dating, much less getting naked, seemed beyond my thought processes. I was looking forward to being blissfully single and, to borrow a phrase from the author, sitting this one out, indefinitely. Then a nice man asked me out on a date and I found myself doing a blitz read. The shelves are full of books that tell you NOT to date, taking time to get to know yourself, learning how to be single, and figuring out what you want. This author points out that one way to get to know yourself, learn to be single, and figure out what you want is by taking some risk and being open to new experiences. A great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a cute book, full of humor, guidance, and frankness. I would recommend it for the middleagers for sure.
MerryMary on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This seems to be a well-written thoughtful and sometimes amusing self-help book. It is unique in that it addresses women - not the young and nubile, but the middle-aged and life-scarred - in transition. My problem was I wasn't ready for it. I may never be.My problem was not with the writing, the advice, the examples, or the tone - all of which seem to be well-done.I think it would be excellent for women recovering from a divorce or a breakup. The book begins with the premise that the reader is poised on the brink of beginning a new relationship. Those who have been divorced or "dumped" may find the transition to this point easier and faster than those who are widowed. As a sort-of-recent widow, I'm more reluctant that I realized I would be to consider beginning a relationship anywhere in the neighborhood of what I lost. I'm going to keep this book. The day may come when this is just the ticket. But for now, I'm not getting naked!
hjjugovic on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I got this book from the Early Reviewer program, and I should start by saying that since I am neither over 50, nor a divorcee or widow, I am not the target audience for this book. I do, however, have background in psychology, so perhaps I can bring that to this review. This book gives advice to people who have lost a long-term partner and single again later in life. PRO's: the advice is easy to understand, clearly organized, and approachable. The author includes many real life stories to enhance a sense of universality, and does a good job including perspectives for a diverse audience. While the tone is optimistic and encouraging, she deals with the realities of later-in-life love frankly, including topics like money and gender roles. I think the advice is solid, if not revolutionary.CONS: Most of the offereings are simple common sense and the author skates right over some of the trickiest areas. I think this book is an appropriate starting place for its intended audience - if only because it addresses concerns many people might feel alone in having in an open and frank way.
megtall on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Seems like the book was aimed at an older audience, and didn't really suit my fancy. What I read was interesting, but being in my 20s, a lot of the information didn't apply to my own life. I did pass the book on through the Member Giveaways in hopes of someone else gaining more knowledge and use from this book.
Kanellio on LibraryThing 8 months ago
The book is for people who have lost a long time partner and find themselves single later in life. I think although this is not the case for me but is for my sister, and the book addresses those needs well. It gives practical ideas of what one can try or do to make it through this difficult period in one's life.
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A life-line of honesty, humor, humanity, and heart; filled with healing insights that are timeless and universal... this author's gift to her readers lives beyond the reading where, in one's life, the benefit of her wisdom and humor can serve to enhance the choices to be made and the relationships that are possible as a result.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Initally, it was the title of this book that drew me to it. I mean, who doesn't want that? However, it may seem offputting to some, but I found the whole book to be a refreshing take on the dating scene. The author mostly addresses older women who are just now getting back out there. But I think any woman who wants to know more and date better can benefit from this one.