Several of my friends have moved away; where can I connect with others?
Now that I’m divorced, will my coupled friends want me to join them?
How do I have fun, when I hate to go places by myself?
Judy will make plans with me unless Mike asks her out!
You may want to consider that...
The ability to nurture relationships and connections is crucial in SingleSpace, and creates a secure base from which to live one’s life, single. Indeed many people who are single have rich communities and networks of relationships which include friends and family. Single people can play extremely important nurturing roles within their families, In addition, single people are vital and valued members of many organizations and communities.
In this section, we will consider the variety of ways in which single people can meet their relational needs for validation, companionship, emotional (and physical) intimacy, and support. If you are creative, flexible, and adaptive, it is possible to open many pathways towards connection and belonging.
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Singles in Community: Where Do I Belong?
Of the many misperceptions about being single-one of the most powerful is that you inevitably are lonely and isolated. Research outlined by Dr. Bella DePaulo and Dr Kaye Trimberger finds that single people often develop a “diversified relationship portfolio” providing emotional support, intimacy, and a sense of belonging. The tapestry of relationships may include friendships, family, and community. In my clinical experience working with singles- having at least one good friend to confide in AND belonging to one or more communities is the ticket to feeling more grounded, connected and resilient.