Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. says it best in his book “Keeping the Love You Find”: “Singleness would be recognized as a vital stage of the journey to maturation, a time to learn about who we are, to learn responsibility and self-sufficiency, to identify our true desires, and to confront our inner strengths and demons, a time to make changes in the things that stymie our pleasure and progress in life, to learn how to connect and communicate on all levels. It would be sorely needed relationship training.” (1)
Action Steps for Navigating Your Single Life
The following are some practical tips and suggestions for managing your single hood to promote a positive acceptance and enjoyment of this special time in your life:
Create a checklist of the opportunities that being single affords you and start living them!
Start a journal about your single-status and what it means to you. Answer the following questions:
Why am I single? How do I feel about that?
What do I want from being single?