From Dr. Jane's Notebook

Spice Up Your Social Life

Time spent alone can be either a blessing or a curse. For many people, a period of "time out" from a hectic social schedule is a rare and treasured opportunity. For others, the lack of a satisfying social life is a daily reality marked by boredom and loneliness.

Whether you are single or one of a couple, everyone needs friends, interests and activities. To spice up your social life, I offer the following suggestions.

A few months ago, I started a therapy group for single adults, titled "The Fine Art of Establishing Relationships". From this experience, I have learned that even when people live as single individuals, it is apparent that few people can tolerate loneliness for very long. Being successful at developing relationships often requires that we develop our relationship skills.

ęCopyright, 1990, 1995, Jane R. Rosen-Grandon. All rights reserved.

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Last Updated November 14, 1998 by Gary M. Grandon, Ph.D.