Group Functions

Them: Yes ___ No ___

If have to say that group functions were not my favorite activity twenty years ago. It’s odd that I remember just prior to my divorce a friend commented that she noticed that I developed a major spark of interest when she mentioned her ski club Christmas party. I was surprised by my reaction. I had never thought that being active in a group was enjoyable, in fact it was painful for me.

So after thinking about it for some item, I realized that I had been isolated in my marriage and the pendulum effect was to want to be around larger groups of people to balance out the years of spending the majority of time with my husband. When he traveled, which was frequent, I would spend weeks at a time not relating to anyone other than through work.

Now that I’m around groups the majority of my business time, I find it extremely rewarding to spend time alone on the w eekends. I will typically come in on Thursday afternoons and not leave the house again until Sunday or even Monday if I skip church. I don’t pick up the phone to call friends; I am perfectly content to vegetate solo. One of the reasons I decided to write this book was to reevaluate my position on relationships. I began to get concerned that I was enjoying my time alone too much. It is easier, but is it fulfilling?