Check in time ... How are your FRIENDSHIPS? Regardless of whether or not you have a partner, having quality friendships is important. Friends provide things that partners may not be able to provide consistently and help us meet our needs in other ways.
I used to prioritize my romantic partners over my friendships. But then when a relationship would end, I'd find myself without friends and feeling alone.
I vowed to never do that again. Now, during times when I am in a relationship, I still make time for my friends. And when I'm single, I don't sit around waiting to meet a man. No. I get out with my friends as much as possible and enjoy every minute of it.
I've heard from many people it feels harder to make new friends as you get older. At first I thought that too. But now I think it's as easy as we want it to be. I've met many of my current friends by joining meetup groups and by choosing to attend networking and other social events. (For introverts, this will require you to stretch your comfort zone a bit. Start small. Reach out if you need some tips or ideas about how to do this.)
Our romantic partners needn't be the only kind of relationship we invest in.
What's something to can do this week to meet a new friend or strengthen an existing friendship?