Building Your Own Community
One of the major struggles, during and after the divorce process, involves the feelings of isolation and loneliness we experience. In fact, these emotions are affecting many people in our community right now, even if we are living in a digitally enhanced age.
- Volunteer to help in your community … Giving time, energy, or your knowledge, whether at a Food Pantry, soup kitchen, animal shelter, or teaching a class, joining Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, or countless other organizations… volunteer work connects you with others, and brings a sense of belonging with priceless feel-good qualities.
- Find a group that hikes, bikes, or runs or travels through your town, country, or the world.
- Join a historical society, garden club, cooking class, or book club, committing to ongoing education, new challenges, and growth with others.
- Join a church, spiritual group or personal growth group that is interested in healing and strengthening your connection to yourself, God, and all that exists that is larger than you.
- Make time for family, neighbors, co-workers, forgotten friends, and distant relatives. Make plans, show up, be engaged, truly focusing on these valuable people in your life.