Survive and Thrive: Dating and Being Single – Book Review

Survive and Thrive: Dating and Being Single is so much more than your ordinary self-help book. It’s an empowering step-by-step guide to building resilience, confidence and making the most of being single, loving yourself and learning to not only survive life alone, or after a breakup, but actually thrive and become a better, stronger, more exuberant you.

The route to long-lasting love is like a rollercoaster, and while the highs can be incredible, when faced with the devastating lows of break-ups and dating disasters it can be so difficult to pick yourself up that you start to ask the question –“Is it me?”

Based on her own experiences, as well as wisdom learned from her successful career as a life coach, Jennifer Boon shares her practical self-help guide that will support women through the highs and lows of finding love.

Jennifer speaks naturally and informally, and compared to many self-help guides, without patronising the reader.  She equips readers with the skills they need to thrive when single and wanting to settle down. The book is divided into three main sections, which guide you through the process: Creating your I-can-handle anything foundation, Relying on you, and Date Smart.

The book is not a quick fix, but rather a deep look within so that we can move forward from a place of confidence, knowing who we are, what we really want in life and how to get there.

It isn’t just about accepting single life, but embracing it. It is about not waiting for someone to share your life with, but living life to the full here and now. It is about learning to love yourself and getting into a mindset whereby, if love does come along, you will be ready for it. It explains the importance of filling up your ‘love reservoir’ by making sure that you accept and truly love yourself, before seeking that acceptance from a partner.

I started reading this brilliant book a little while before Christmas. Since then I’ve read it avidly and devoured it daily – I LOVE IT.

This book, for me, honestly couldn’t have come to me at a better time. 

I felt a real connection with Jennifer, particularly at the beginning with the parts about moulding your dreams into your partners and hopping from relationship to relationship. I have the book and Jennifer to thank (in part) for my strength and understanding that I could thrive after heartbreak.

The book offers some fantastic wisdom and insights into pitfalls of finding relationships in this crazy modern world of dating: a world where ‘ghosting’, ‘phubbing, and ‘cuffing’ are real terms used for real dating behaviours.

Recommending this book, I would suggest it is fantastic for people like me, who at times, have struggled to build that self-love without being inherently attached to someone else. Jennifer motivates us to build and promote our inner strength to do things alone, and put ourselves first, whilst really empowering us to feel confident enough to find someone when we’re truly ready: not just for the sake of it.

The book forces us to turn the mirror on ourselves, and analyse what went wrong in previous relationships, or what is blocking us from loving ourselves completely.

Survive and Thrive: Dating and Being Single will teach you something new about yourself, it will push you to listen to your inner wisdom, and ultimately come to real terms with thriving as a single person. Jennifer will leave you motivated to create the life you love, follow your heart, dare to achieve your wildest dreams, so that when your true love comes along, you are ready, really ready, to commit wholeheartedly. 

PURCHASE SURVIVE AND THRIVE HERE

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jennifer Boon is a life coach who specialises in building confidence and resilience, empowering clients to overcome their internal sabotaging to understand who they are, what is important to them and create a future they dream of.

Jennifer has created the Survive & Thrive book series to support women through challenging phases in life by arming them with the tools to manage these challenges and the tools to savour life in the present. She uses her extensive wisdom as a life coach and her own person experience to give non-patronising guidance.

 

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2 Comments

  1. January 26, 2018 / 6:24 pm

    Oooo this looks good! I bought some self-help books recently but haven’t read any relationship ones.

    I love this paragraph – “It isn’t just about accepting single life, but embracing it. It is about not waiting for someone to share your life with, but living life to the full here and now. It is about learning to love yourself and getting into a mindset whereby, if love does come along, you will be ready for it. It explains the importance of filling up your ‘love reservoir’ by making sure that you accept and truly love yourself, before seeking that acceptance from a partner.”

    I am someone who is in a long term relationship, then is single for a fair amount of time also, but after my last break up I am just feeling like I don’t want to be on my own. It’s like I don’t feel complete by myself. Probably because ultimately my aim is to get married and have children etc.. whilst i’m single I worry it may never happen. I am now really just trying to keep myself busy, doing things I want and getting myself out there a bit more. Really focusing on enjoying the present moment and trust that I will meet someone who is worth my time hopefully in the near future.

    Hayley | hayleyxmartin

    • evegreenow
      January 27, 2018 / 10:00 am

      Thanks lovely!! It’s such an empowering book, I really enjoyed it! I’m also a sucker for a good self help book 😉 xxx

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