The Rising Acceptance and Celebration of Solo Living
University of California Press
What makes singles happy? How singles fight social pressure? How social networks benefit divorced, never-married, and widowed people?
Happy Singlehood charts a way forward for singles to live life on their terms, and shows how everyone--single or coupled--can benefit from accepting solo living.
Happy Singlehood challenges readers to rethink how single people organize social and familial ties in new ways, and illuminates how educators, policymakers, and urban planners should cater to their needs.
"Happy Singlehood is an extraordinarily important contribution to our understanding of single people. It will remain a touchstone for years to come."--Bella DePaulo, author of Singled Out
"A breath of fresh air among the significant social science research. Kislev brilliantly shows us that singles can be very happy in the modern world and that public policy must adapt."--Prof. Jocelyn Crowley, Rutgers University, author of Gray Divorce
"Read this book. Whether you want to remain single or your goal is a healthy relationship, this book has all the answers."--Susan J. Elliott, author of Getting Past Your Breakup
"Kislev takes us around the world to show how singles live--happily--despite continued discrimination against them."--Prof. Laurie Essig, Middlebury College, author of Love, Inc.
"I was eager to read this book as soon as I heard about it. Kislev captures the genuine joy of adults who are single by choice, whether life-long or following the dissolution of a marriage. The scope of its ideas, as well as its international perspective, makes this book a valuable contribution to the field."--Prof. Joan DelFattore, University of Delaware, author of Knowledge in the Making
"Happy Singlehood thoughtfully explores the unacknowledged increase in single living. Its serious consideration could result in greater freedom of choice, happier individuals, and more efficient economies."--Foreword Reviews
"Kislev's stirring collection of research and insights sheds new light on the challenges and opportunities of not having a partner. His empowering insights describe the factors that impact satisfaction with solo living, along with a variety of innovations that are making it less isolating."--AudioFile