Married or single, we all get lonely from time to time. But, the loneliness I felt immediately after my divorce was horrible. It was deeper and more persistent. The only thing that kept me sane was being plugged in - to my church, my family, and my friends.
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Whether it's a new year, the end of a dating relationship, or just a nagging feeling that things need to change, now is a great time for a fresh start.
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If you're single, you've probably read dozens of articles and books written by people outlining all kinds of methods and systems to find the right one. But, what have you done to become the right one?
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Sometimes, we set out expectations really high and we never get what we expect and we end up disappointed. Other times, we set our expectations really low and we get what we expected and we end up disappointed. As a single person, how should you set your expectations when it comes to who you choose to go out with?
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Read that title again - slowly and carefully. This is important. Let the words sink in - deep inside. Don't settle. You deserve better.
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I have asked you a lot of questions the last few weeks. This week I want you to ask yourself the most important question of all - why? Do you know your why?
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To thrive as a single person, ask yourself some difficult questions, settle in our heart and mind what you believe, then live according to those beliefs.
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Last week's post was all about questions. I want to begin this week's post with a question. What are you doing to make sure you live your life as a single person the way you want to live it? Or, to put it another way, what guardrails do you have in place to protect yourself from oncoming traffic and keep yourself from going off a cliff?
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Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? These are the basic questions of life. A large part of thriving as a single person is growing as a person. A large part of personal growth is answering these questions.
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I don't know about you, but when I was the last one still single in my group of friends, I didn't feel particularly blessed. Then, when I found myself divorced in my forties, it sure didn't feel like God had just bestowed some great blessing upon me. In fact, I felt cursed - cursed, abandoned, and forgotten by God - doomed to be alone forever. Anybody out there feeling me?
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When I was faced with the thought of divorce, the only thing scarier than the thought of being divorced was the thought of being single. That was scary, especially single over forty. Turns out, psychologists have a scientific term for the fear of being single - Anuptaphobia.
I find that fear is closely related to several other fears for which I recently took the time to look up the medical names.
But, let's start with that one.
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I an attempt to impress the opposite sex, singles tell each other a plethora of lies. This is common on dates. It's even more common online. You'll hear every kind of lie, from fairly innocuous lies like "I'm a natural blonde" or "I graduated college with a 4.0 GPA" to more nefarious lies like "That's not my kid" or "It was all my ex's fault." But, the most common lie singles tell each other is "I love you."
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I'm not sure that there is any great way to end a relationship. But, if you're the one ending the relationship, there are better ways and worse ways to breakup. Here are some of the better ways.
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You are a single parent. This does not mean that you have no desire for sex, romance, and marriage. You are still an emotional and sexual being as well as a parent. But, you are first and foremost a parent. That comes with certain responsibilities.
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Single people in today's culture seem obsessed with avoiding divorce. This goes for single men and single women of different age groups, different religious traditions, and different nationalities. I would suggest to you that an obsession with creating a happy, healthy marriage would be a far more useful and healthy obsession and that if people spent their time pursuing that the whole divorce thing would take care of itself.
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Here are some odd, scientifically studied ways you might not have thought of to be more attractive to the opposite sex. Plus, they're easy to try and have zero downsides.
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Single women - don't do these things single men hate. Single men - don't do these things either - or the things I wrote about last week.
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Any woman you meet will have met their share nice guys and their share of jerks. All they have to go on when deciding which kind of man you are is how you treat them and how you treat the people around you. Don't end up labeled a jerk. Don't do these things women hate.
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True beauty starts on the inside Spending time improving your outward appearance is a good thing. Spending time working on your inner beauty is even better.
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