Whose Life Is It Anyway?
Living Life on Your Own Terms
By Linda Papadopoulos
Through her counselling practice and her column in Cosmopolitan, leading psychologist Dr Linda Papadopoulos knows only too well the issues that affect young women. Combining social commentary and insight with practical support, this book is a must-read for women in their twenties.
Life is full of opportunity for 20-somethings, but it's also far more pressured than ever before. Whether it's the proliferation or the homogeneity of images of beauty and success that wallpaper our world, we know what a beautiful woman looks like - and we know what a perfect life looks like too. We live in a world that floods us with expectations about everything - from what we should weigh to what we should wear to how often we should be having sex and how much money we should be making. As a consequence, we begin to feel that we need to tick all these boxes in order to have 'the Perfect Life'. When we inevitably fall short, we feel anxious - we feel that we are failing and have the sense we are losing control. As a result, increasing numbers of young women are battling with issues such as anxiety, low self-esteem, bullying, perfectionism, toxic friendships and relationships, pressure to succeed or conform, and poor body image. At an age when life should be exciting, fun and relatively care-free, more and more young women are adrift and struggling.
Dr Linda Papadopoulos understands the issues and has the experience to guide and support young women to help get their lives back on track so they can feel happier, more confident, more in control. Whose Life Is It Anyway? offers valuable insight and practical self-help to empower women to throw off the burden of expectation and start leading the lives they want to lead.
Dr Linda Papadopoulos is one of the most well-known and respected Psychologists working in the UK today. As well as an accomplished academic career, she is also an active researcher and has published widely in peer-reviewed academic journals. Her work has informed government policy: in 2010 she headed up a highly acclaimed independent review for the Home Office on the effects of sexualisation on young people. Over the past decade Dr Linda has become one of the most well recognised faces on TV. Her comments regarding the psychology behind news and current events are often syndicated by the press and discussed by TV and radio networks both in the UK and the US. Dr Linda is the resident psychologist for Cosmopolitan UK where her very popular monthly advice column has been running for 12 years. Dr Linda has a private practice in London, where she lives with her husband and daughter.
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02 Oct 2014
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