Praise for The New Single by Tamsen Fadal
“Television journalist Tamsen Fadal (Why Hasn’t He Called?), who formerly ran a matchmaking business, presents the rules of the game for today’s “new single”. Married in 2007 and divorced in 2012, Fadal knows her subject from the inside out, and she also incorporates advice from relationship experts. According to her, it takes about a year to get back on one’s feet, the first 90 days being the most difficult. Fadal, following her father’s advice that “it’s better to be alone than lonely with someone,” emphasizes building self-confidence and learning to enjoy one’s own
company. Heartache is heartache, but digital-age breakups present particular problems. Fadal thoroughly addresses this angle of singledom, with advice on unfriending the ex on Facebook, resisting the urge to use social media to spy on his activities, and mastering the etiquette of online dating (e.g., insist on recent photos). Fadal’s hands-on approach also addresses everyday issues like managing finances, taking care of one’s health, and finding new places to meet men; she suggests that the Apple Store is the new bookstore in that regard. Newly single straight women will find an ample supply of practical ideas here for making a gradual and successful transition to flying solo again.”
“This is a reference book for women, both single, and newly single. It is even something that I might recommend to women who are feeling stale in any way. It is a smack on the fanny in terms of advice, a kind of don’t let this happen to you, for the married, and a call to arms for the newly single to become THE NEW SINGLE. She has elevated the word single from an adjective, to a Noun. Full of self esteem building quotes and stories, as well as “mama worthy” advice, brutal best friend honesty, yet tempered with hope, I say it deserves a read.”
Divorce can feel like the end of the world, but it can also be a time of liberation, exploration and reinvention. If you’re struggling to see the bright side, The New Single is the guide to help you create, become, and embrace your new authentic self.
-Amanda Steinberg, Founder & CEO DailyWorth
The New Single is life advice–from rebuilding your confidence–to finding your own type of happiness-to learning how to start over again and create a life that is better than ever, one step at a time! (Diana Kirschner, Ph.D. Bestselling author of Love in 90 Days: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Own True Love)
-Dr. Diana Kirschner, Ph.D. & Bestselling author of Love in 90 Days: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Own True Love
The New Single gives you truth serum from A to Z on everything you need to know about rebounding after a breakup. Tamsen’s real life experience as well as her title as matchmaker gives this book a stamp of authenticity . It is a must read to help anyone get back on your feet and return to loving yourself first.
-Vikki S. Ziegler, Host of Bravo’s Untying the Knot, Celebrity Divorce Attorney and CEO of divorce dating.com
Tamsen Fadal’s The New Single is a roadmap to empower women to be their best no matter what life throws at them. Using her own personal experiences and the stories of so many women who have faced similar situations, The New Single gives you the tools you need to emerge better than ever with a new kind of confidence.
-Dr. Robi Ludwig, psychotherapist and TV commentator
Great read! The New Single is the roadmap for a new generation of women who find themselves single in midlife. Tamsen uses her own experience to give much needed no-nonsense advice for empowering women to start over again one day at a time.
-Lisa Bloom, TV Legal Analyst, author of Think, Swagger, Suspicion Nation