With the holidays upon us … surrounding us everywhere and filling all of our senses at every turn those of us who do not have family or special people to celebrate with, this can be a very sad time of year. It highlights our lone state and gives us the unwelcome gift of loneliness. Even those of us who are ordinarily happy with our own company are transported into a sense of longing for human connection. For many years I lived in that dreaded holiday isolation. As my family l
As New Year’s fireworks are abruptly replaced by seemingly GIGANTIC boxes of heart-shaped chocolates with “cutesy” messages like “Sweethearts Forever” and “To My One and Only,“ for those of us flying solo those sentiments translate to “Good luck to all you singles out there!” Dating site memberships surge as singles desperately search for a Valentine’s date to fit into a ONE-DAY holiday that sends a very prominent, inaccurate, and sometimes cruel message: Single is not okay.