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Never Be Lonely Again: The Way Out of Emptiness, Isolation, and a Life Unfulfilled Paperback – February 1, 2011
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Doctors Love (The Truth About Love) and Carlson (co-author of Their Finest Hour) look at contemporary loneliness, compounded by constant connectivity, and offer a fresh perspective steeped in Buddhism and the teachings of the Dalai Lama. The basic premise is that by following the four noble truths (relating to the nature, origin, and cessation of suffering) we can eliminate loneliness from our lives. While acknowledging that loneliness occurs, we can accept it rather than try to bury it with inane digital entertainment. Their advice is straightforward (spend less money on material things that won't give you long-term pleasure and more money on experiences; work in a field that is congruent with your values rather than dissonant) yet colored in an eastern bent. This is not a bad thing, particularly for readers with a passing familiarity with or interest in Buddhist practices. However, readers expecting pop psychology will likely be thrown by the spirituality at the root of the book. Nonetheless, Love and Carlson, old pros in the field, offer excellent advice for a modern Western culture, and that can benefit any number of readers.
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About the Author
Dr. Pat Love (Austin, TX) is a distinguished professor, author, trainer, and long-standing licensed clinician. For thirty years, she has contributed to counselor education and personal development through her books, articles, training programs, speaking and media appearances. Dr. Love has published several professional articles, been featured in several professional books, and developed relationship education media and materials being used nationally and internationally. Her ever-popular books Hot Monogamy and The Truth About Love have literally taken her around the world spreading the good news about family and relationships. Her latest book, How to Improve Your Relationship Without Talking About It has been translated into 12 languages. Dr. Love is in demand as an expert presenter at national and international conferences. She has appeared numerous times on Oprah, The Today Show and CNN, and is a regular contributor to popular magazines, including Psychology Today. Pat has cohosted three DVD training programs: Living Love, Parenting with the Experts, and Love: Everything You Need to Know―which is currently available on PBS. Visit the author's website www.patlove.com.
Jon Carlson, PsyD, EdD, ABPP (Lake Geneva, Wisconsin) is Distinguished Professor, Psychology and Counseling at Governors State University and a psychologist at the Wellness Clinic in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Jon has served as editor of several periodicals including the Journal of Individual Psychology and The Family Journal. He holds Diplomates in both Family Psychology and Adlerian Psychology. He has authored 150 journal articles and 50 books including Time for a Better Marriage, Adlerian Therapy, Inclusive Cultural Empathy, The Mummy at the Dining Room Table, Bad Therapy, The Client Who Changed Me, Their Finest Hour, Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy, and Moved by the Spirit. He has created over 250 professional trade video and DVD's with leading professional therapists and educators. In 2004 the American Counseling Association named him a "Living Legend." In 2009 the Division of Psychotherapy of the American Psychological Association named him "Distinguished Psychologist" for his life contribution to psychotherapy. He has received similar awards from four other professional organizations. Recently he syndicated an advice cartoon "On The Edge" with cartoonist Joe Martin. Dr. Carlson has been married to his wife Laura for forty-two years. They have five children.
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I felt very disappointed. While it does have some valuable things to say, I feel it ignores the vast majority of lonely people while catering to a small percentage.
You see, the authors who wrote this book have amazing lives of family, great careers, lots of friends. Most lonely people do not have this and that is why they are lonely! Go to the lonely forums online..most are lonely because they have trouble making friends and/or have trouble finding a partner in life and/or do not have loving families. I have yet to read one post on the lonely board where they have great careers, great friends and family. I would say all of them feel lacking in most of these areas of life. This book totally ignores this part of the lonely crowd which is the majority. I tell you, if I had what they had, I would NOT be lonely. I felt irritated at them for not being able to enjoy their abundant relationships and life when I know I would feel more than happy. I would feel supremely blessed.
This isn't to say this book is without value. There is useful information for all. And I suppose there are a lot of people who have all the trappings of a great life, even the relationships, but they still feel an existential loneliness. If you are one of those people then this book will be helpful I suppose.
It wasn't helpful to me at all. It made me feel worse because reading about wealthy people who have (almost)everything yet who still feel lonely made me feel my situation was hopeless. It made me feel I'll never have what they have and left me feeling more empty.
I do think the authors are kind, decent people I just think they are oblivious. The book ASSUMES you the reader, are like them. That you have all that they have and are still suffering. I am afraid they have no clue on what lonely people are feeling or thinking. For this reason, it's not a great book because it only addresses a small sliver while ignoring (and being clueless about) the vast majority.
The book is about creating meaningful and purposeful lives and relationships through identifying and acting out of our core values. I think it is a great book and has some very useful exercises. You do not have to be a globetrotting writer and therapist who visits India to utilize the concepts.
I have no desire for a ph.D or a career in overdrive, and being a published author is not something I am pursuing. The authors are not telling their stories because they believe their readers lives are similar, but because no matter where we are or what we have, we share the very human condition of longing for meaning, connection, understanding, and purpose.This longing I believe is what they call "loneliness." Although a trip to India would be welcome, I am happy that no passport is needed to travel through the pages of this book and grab some key concepts on my personal journey towards creating a satisfying life.