Must-Read Books to Feel Confident in Your Dating Life
Dating is a vulnerable process. Not only that, but it takes time to find a great relationship. Combining feeling emotionally exhausted with wondering when (and sometimes if) you’ll ever find love can make you lose a lot of confidence in your dating life.
Luckily, a few dating books can give you the confidence boost you need. From building self-love to navigating modern dating to learning what the heck boundaries are and why you need them, you’ll want to grab these books ASAP and start your next exciting life journey in the world of dating.
Just Send The Text by Candice Jalili
If modern dating has you utterly confused and makes you feel like there’s something wrong with you, then Just Send The Text is for you. In it, Candice is a voice of reason that modern dating is messed up nowadays, not you. She helps readers embrace who they are and live their best life instead of letting stress consume their love life.
Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies by Tara Schuster
Tara is a brutally honest, hilarious TV exec who sheds light on how mental health (and life in general) can make us lose sight of what matters most: our happiness. Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies teaches people about self-love but in a non-cliché way that won’t make you want to roll your eyes.
Ask a Queer Chick by Lindsay King-Miller
Let’s be honest: the dating advice choices catered to the queer community are very slim. That’s why Ask a Queer Chick is greatly needed, whether you’re newly out or have been for years. Lindsay describes every obstacle you may encounter when navigating the dating world as a queer woman, and she does so in a way that’s like talking to a wise older sister.
Set Boundaries, Find Peace by Nedra Glover Tawwab
If you’ve ever felt mistreated or disrespected in your love life yet didn’t stand up for yourself, you most likely struggle with boundaries. Nedra explains why boundaries are essential for feeling confident and how they can lead you to a more fulfilling life, love included.
Attached by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller
Have you considered how your parents treated you as a child affects your love life? Well, that’s where the Attached comes in. Attachment theory helps people understand how they act in their love lives based on past experiences. By figuring out your attachment style, you can better work towards a love life that feels right for you. Attached has been eye-opening for many people and could be for you, too.
Whole Again by Jackson Mackenzie
Going through trauma or an emotionally abusive relationship leaves scars that affect how you show up for love today. Whole Again explains how to heal from the abuse you didn’t ask for and move on authentically. If you want to feel whole again and no longer be held back by your past, this book is for you.