Just before her thirty-fifth birthday, Lorna Martin sat back (with a gin and tonic) and took a look at her life. Things were not going to plan. She was on the verge of quittingher job as a journalist, andherlove life was in chaos. On top of all that, she didnt know another woman in her mid-thirties who had neither a partner, nor a mortgage nor even a cat.Convinced that she was having a breakdown and an early mid-life crisis rolled into one,Lornadecided to take the plunge and, with trepidation and a lot of misgivings,signed herself up for the talking cure. In a diary of her journey into the secretive world of therapy, Lorna describes how Dr J. helps her tackle her fear of commitment, search for happiness and find the holy grail of true love. Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is for every woman who loves the idea of being in love or is looking for the one and wonders whether shell have to settle for second best.Revealing, intimate and highly entertaining, its a must-read for anyone who has ever tried therapy and for anyone who has ever laughed at the very idea.
Lorna Martin is an award-winning journalist for the Observer. Her weekly column, Conversations with my therapist, which inspired this book, appeared in Grazia where she remains a contributing editor. She lives in Glasgow.