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Creating Relational Stability

4/13/2021 00:34:25
Creating Relational Stability
"Relational stability after a failed relationship, or a painful loss of any kind, can seem like a lofty goal. As single parents, we may find ourselves bringing our hurts, fears, or mistrust into new relationships. So how do we create relational stability as we move forward?

Robert Beeson and Kimberley Mitchell were single parents for eight years. Elizabeth Cole and Marissa Lee are both single moms. Robert asked Kim, "How long did it take for you to believe that you were able to have a new relationship and how could you tell?"

"When God doesn't bring someone, that's a good way to tell", says Kimberley. After her divorce, Kim dated someone for a while but quickly realized it wasn't going to work out and that she needed to focus on her kids and her relationship with God. It's easy to react out of loneliness and jump into something quickly but Kim says she is glad she ended up having to wait for another relationship, but the waiting wasn't easy. She had meltdowns with God asking what was wrong with her and if she would ever have a significant other in her life again, but it wasn't time. IF she had jumped into things much sooner, she would have missed out on a whole lot of blessings she experienced with her kids, and seeing God shine on them in ways they would have missed. Waiting was hard but she's grateful now.

How do you handle the loneliness of not having a relationship?

For the complete show notes go to https://soloparentsociety.com/blog/2021/04/12/creating-relational-stability 

Solo Parent Society

The Solo Parent Society podcast is hosted by author and founder Robert Beeson to help single parents raise healthy kids, and grow themselves through conversations with other parents who have walked, or are still walking the 'Solo Parent' path. Plus experts on the things that Solo Parents face the most. The mission of Solo Parent Society is to provide the resources, community, and support that enables a single-parent to discover whole-heart wellness so that their family can thrive.