Synopses & Reviews
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The ultimate antidote to negative dating guides, this practical, positive book helps single women figure out and achieve their personal goals for their romantic futures.
Singleness is no longer a quick blip on the radar of our lives; for more and more of us, singleness is a bona fide life stage, with its own joys and challenges. Positive and uplifting, Seeking Happily Ever After is the first true road map to that life stage for women- a guide to navigating the ups and downs and developing a plan for understanding and achieving your own romantic goals.
Seeking Happily Ever After offers individualized advice for twelve different "types" of single women-from women who've spent their whole life dreaming of a perfect wedding to those who have always assumed they would marry young but are now unsure-and many more. Filled with exercises and "action items" to help the reader clarify her thinking, Seeking Happily Ever After covers topics both large and small in a single woman's life, including:
-How to cut through the noise of media, family, and friends and understand what kind of relationship and partner you truly want.
-How to not put off starting your "real life" until you couple up.
-How to keep from beating yourself up about not having reached your romantic goals.
"Happily ever after" means something different to everyone, and this book gives any woman the tools to understand and achieve her own vision of the good life.
"Finally, a book that single women can relate to! Too often, self-help books operate on fear-mongering--aiming to convince women that they have some major defect preventing them from finding Mr. Right... Michelle Cove starts with the assumption that single women are just fine as they are and then provides warm, friendly and wise advice to help women be their happiest self no matter what stage of being single they are in."
--Courtney E. Martin, editor at Feministing and author of Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: How the Quest for Perfection is Harming Young Women
About the Author
Michelle Cove is the co-author of the national bestselling self-help book I'm Not Mad, I Just Hate You!: A New Understanding of Mother-Daughter Conflict. The book was featured on several national talk shows including The Oprah Winfrey Show and the Today Show. Cove was also a founding editor of Girls’ Life Magazine. She lives with her husband and daughter in Boston, Massachusetts.