Whether you are looking for a mate or have decided that marriage isn’t what you want, learn to deal with the problems that come from being single in a couples’ world. Drawing on years of clinical experience and research with both single and married clients, the authors have identified the five common stumbling blocks that can get in the way of enjoying singlehood—and developed a four-step plan to help you achieve balance and happiness–whether or not you stay single. The first and most challenging step is to stop buying into old-fashioned ideas about singlehood and marriage.