Self Help

Self help titles about childlessness, grief, self-compassion, and other aspects of the human condition.

* We've tried to add triggers where they're known, but we will have missed many. All titles about childlessness come with a general trigger warning for childlessness, infertility, pregnancy loss and associated issues.

Title Author Notes Triggers* ISBN
Living the Life Unexpected: How to Find Hope, Meaning and a Fulfilling Future Without Children Jody Day 9781529036138
How to Fail: Everything I've Ever Learned From Things Going Wrong Elizabeth Day Not only about childlessness, but infertility features. 9780008327323
Life without Baby: Surviving and Thriving When Motherhood Doesn't Happen Lisa Manterfield 9780983012535
The Art of Not Falling Apart Christina Patterson 9781786492746
The Next Happy: Let Go of the Life You Planned and Find a New Way Forward Tracey Cleantis 9781616495725
Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself Kristin Neff Not about childlessness, but helpful for building self-compassion. Parenthood might be mentioned 9780061733512
Love or Children: When you can't have both Sue Fagalde Lick 9781733685214
The Mother Within: A Guide To Accepting Your Childless Journey Christine Erickson
Finding Joy Beyond Childlessness: Inspiring Stories to Guide You to a Fulfilling Life Lesley Pyne 9780999257920
Navigating the Land of If: Understanding Infertility and Exploring Your Options Melissa Ford Mentions childlessness after infertility, but primarily about fertility Fertility treatments, infertility, parenthood 9781580052627
Never to Be a Mother: A Guide for All Women Who Didn't -- Or Couldn't -- Have Children Linda Hunt Anton 9780788169458
Sweet Grapes: How to Stop Being Infertile and Start Living Again Jean W. Carter, Michael Carter Adoption as a solution to infertility 9780944934234