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Last week I had lunch with a good friend who just celebrated the first year of a successful new business. But rather than enjoing her well-deserved success, she was weepy. The cause of her depression? Now almost 40, she had not found Mr Right– or even Mr Right-For-Now. We’ve had the same sad conversation too many times and I’ve run out of helpful/comforting advice.
When I discovered Single by psychotherapist Judy Ford, I found a source of ideas and inspiration for my friend and in fact for women of all ages. The author is both a mental health professional and a twice married single mom who has certainly walked the walk. A widow at 29 and then divorced from a second husband who stole both her heart and her money, Ford has written a book packed with lists, tips, case histories and assignments for building a better single life.
A New Look at an Old Problem
The booked is packed with compassion and genuinely useful advice. I think my favorite section deals with a singleton’s idea of hell– Valentine’s day. Ms Ford takes back the holiday from fickle men and makes it an opportunity to show friends and family how much you care. My successful friend starts dreading Valentine’s Day in early January– not uncommon according to Ms Ford. Single shows how to take back the holiday from men and makes it an opportunity to show friends and family that you care. She also sends out an annual Valentine’s Day letter to practically everyone she knows and bakes Valentine’s Day cookies to share with visitors and co-workers. In her home, Ford puts out red candles and sets the table with her best china and linens. Rather than waiting for some guy to being over flowers and candy, Ford has turned the holiday into a true expression of love for all those in her life.