Beyond Singleness: How to Make Better Relationships
By the end of the century it is estimated that 45 percent of adults will live alone. The Christian church has already arrived at this statistic - almost half of all adult church members are single, divorced or widowed. For...
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By the end of the century it is estimated that 45 percent of adults will live alone. The Christian church has already arrived at this statistic - almost half of all adult church members are single, divorced or widowed. For some, singleness is a chosen way of life but for many others it is regarded as second best. Long-term singleness can result in a crippling sense of isolation and anxiety which in itself dooms many potential new friendships from the start. Beyond Singleness shows how these personal pitfalls can be avoided and how the 'real person' inside can be nurtured and cared for, so that relationships with others become more honest, rewarding and enriching. Beyond Singleness is a book for both the married and the single as it attempts to bridge the gap which can exist between the two. It looks at how some unhelpful stereotyped ideas can be challenged and changed and how communication and understanding can be developed.
After working as a research assistant in the psychiatric department of a Zulu hospital, Helena Wilkinson trained in counselling. For four years she was the Editor of "Carer and Counsellor". She is the author of six books and numerous booklets, and is a member of the Society of Authors and the Society of Women Writers and Journalists. Helena was the Found of Kainos Trust for eating disorders, and operated as Director until January 2004 when she joined the full-time team of Nicholaston House, a Christian healing centre on Gower, attached to Swansea City Mission.