Trying to date and meet someone, but it never seems to work out.
Fielding questions from the relatives at Thanksgiving, who wonder if you are being “too picky!!”
Your best friend has just met someone who seems perfect.
You want to clean the closets on a Saturday night, but think this means you are “a loser.”
Worrying that you are a “third wheel” with your married friends.
We all need a “toolbox,” whether single, coupled, or married to deal with days where things just “get to us.” Resilience is an important asset in SingleSpace, since friends may come and go and certain situations may arise where we may feel judged, uncomfortable or “on our own.” There are also losses that are significant but not easy to talk about (e.g. the relationship that is not working out, the fears or sadness of not having a child or meeting some of the milestones you’d projected into your future, sitting with the ambiguous loss of when, to whom, or if you will marry (Lewis, K. 1998).
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