Having Fangirl Problems? The Fangirl Life Can (and Will) Help

Being a fangirl is harder than it sounds. But you knew that.

Balancing classes with friendships, family, after-school activities and maybe even a relationship is hard enough without your fave fandom(s) constantly butting into your life.

If you've ever missed out on countless hours of sleep in favor of binge-watching, focused on finishing your fanfic instead of an important essay, or spent an entire math class daydreaming about your favorite actor's perfect face, you're definitely a fangirl. But after reading The Fangirl Life: A Guide to All the Feels and Learning How to Deal, you'll learn to break these patterns.

The Fangirl Life: A Guide to All the Feels and Learning How to Deal

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The author is Kathleen Smith, a licensed therapist, mental health journalist and longtime fangirl. She's experienced all the fangirl feels, and this book is about taking that passion and channeling it in a healthy, productive way.

Did you know there's a scientific reason we fangirl? Smith explains it has to do with the chemistry of your brain.

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Fangirls are hard-wired to seek out their objects of obsession. We all know that can be extremely rewarding, but dedicating too much time to fandoms can lead to a lot of bad habits.

This book is a fangirl self-help guide all about breaking those habits, tackling the self-doubt that can come with fangirling, and making changes that allow you to continue to be infatuated while still making time for everything else life requires of you.

Best of all, it's written in a way that's a breeze to read, in a vernacular that any fangirl will understand.

Fangirl therapist: Tell me all about your feels

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Let's say that you idolize a certain female character. The Fangirl Life will teach you not to let her flawless appearance make you doubt or criticize yourself. Instead, you'll learn how to use her example to build yourself into your own "strong female character."

Sometimes life can be tough for a fangirl, but The Fangirl Life gives instructions for viewing the challenges in your own life through the lens of a powerful narrative. What's a story without plot twists, conflict and a little bit of despair?

Fangirl daydreaming about her ships

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You'll also find advice on respecting others' ships and the way other people fangirl, making your own relationship your OTP, deciding how open you are open your status as a fangirl, and even the healthy way to handle the on-screen death of a beloved character.

In the end, it's really all about being a mindful, civil fangirl who's in control of her own emotions. If you feel like you're ready to be not just a fangirl, but a fanwoman, you can't miss The Fangirl Life.

Get the book on Amazon HEREand be sure to check out Kathleen Smith's blog, Fangirl Therapy.


So what'your fandom? Whatever it is, we bet THIS guide will help you find the fangirl subscription box that's just right for you.