Happy to be Single: The Pleasures of Independence by Liz Hodgkinson
More relationships are breaking up, more marriages are ending, more people are getting married later, so, as a result, there are more single people around. At the same time, we are being told that the best way to be both healthy and happy is to form a close, loving, intimate relationship with another person, preferably of the opposite sex. But is this really true? Such is the pressure to become a couple that most of us have never considered the benefits of becoming or remaining single. When we are single, we probably think of ourselves as between relationships - we think of being single as second best. This book argues that being single can be the best option - if we chose to let it be. It is a time which can be fun, offering freedom, more space and independence, a time to pursue new skills and activities.