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Books on being single books taught me how to be alone - and why there's power in loneliness. Though it took until I was out of college to realize this tendency, I have always fallen into a lifestyle of independence.

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I downloaded all the dating apps, I began spiraling into depression.

I started relying on other people to do my own emotional lifting. And then I started reading books about women who refused to shut up about the intricacies of loneliness. As an extrovert, the process of loving alone time has been particularly challenging.

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I do gain energy from being in the company of. I love to chat and socialize. But as Warsan Shire sagely wrote, "You can't make homes out of human beings.

Whether you're newly single or used to that life, sometimes you need a reminder that going solo isn't so bad. Here are 7 books to do just that. Why should a single woman in her 20s read a relationship advice book on how to be a. Still, cultural norms have a big influence on our self-esteem, so it can be difficult to feel good about being single in the America of , where.

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Through the lens of artists known and lauded for their handling of loneliness — Edward Hopper, Andy Warhol, David Wojnarowicz — Laing walks us, and booos, down a path of self-reflection regarding why we fear being alone and the ways in which we can reclaim massage near rosemont il feeling. Click here to buy.

I first read Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God early on in high school, books on being single I had never, ever encountered a character like Janie Crawford, the books on being single independent woman at the center of Hurston's well-renowned novel.

Janie fights for the right to self-definition, tirelessly and unapologetically. She makes room for herself in spaces where men dominate.

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And when she reflects on a life she's run ragged trying to figure things out for herself, she's content. Now, admittedly, this book, written by a Black woman, for Black women, about the experience of being a Black woman in the South, was not made for me.

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But I do understand loneliness, and books on being single in a world where people question your independence, and it's those elements of Janie that I continue to cherish. I read this book twice my first year out of college, when I was living in a new city, in a new state, working a new job and knowing absolutely no one.

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I didn't hike across the West Coast, but I was learning how to exist, fully, by myself, on my. Get books on being single meal by yourself and read this book and work on being okay, truly, as a singular person.

Enough of cuffing season, already! Let's see some books that celebrate being single instead. #SinglesPride. Still, cultural norms have a big influence on our self-esteem, so it can be difficult to feel good about being single in the America of , where. There's this idea that o one wants to be single (and if they say they do, they're just kidding themselves) or that no one wants a life that is truly.

Brene Brown is the queen of making you get emotional on public transportation. In Braving the WildernessBrown takes on the concept of belonging — and how devastating it is, in our society, books on being single you feel a lack of acceptance into a group.

You can define self-worth all on your. Rebecca Solnit is perhaps best known for her essay collection Men Explain Things To Me and it's understandable why sihgle great title, killer commentarybut her memoir-heavy collection on loneliness A Books on being single Guide to Getting Lost is an incredible work of honesty and personal reflection.

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Within the space of two years, Joan Didion lost both her husband and her books on being single. She writes about what grows when the ground has been scorched, when your world has shattered, and when you are the last one standing.

Though she's not the protagonist of Celeste Ng's novel Little Fires EverywhereMia Warren, who lives her life in self-imposed isolation with her massage place in scarborough, Pearl, is a vision of survival.

She wields loneliness as a weapon, as a defense mechanism. And Ng's handling of Warren's past makes you reconsider what being "alone" looks like.