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Our group has fifty members…who is here? What do you find easy/easier and difficult/harder about building resilience without a partner?

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  • Thu, Nov 01, 2012 - 06:40pm

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    Amanda Witman

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    Our group has fifty members…who is here? What do you find easy/easier and difficult/harder about building resilience without a partner?

I am encouraged to see how many joined this group.  Sometimes, as a single mom, living a lifestyle that isn't so typical for an American, I feel like I'm all alone.  So who are you, and what is your story thus far?  How did you come to value preparedness, and were you always on this path alone, or did you find yourself without a partner after the resilience mindset had already taken root?  Please introduce yourself and share a bit about your situation.

I've shared this before, but I've always sort of joked that I got the "preparedness gene."  I was partnered for 22 years to someone who did not share that trait, and have now been unpartnered for nearly two years.  In some ways, it's easier not to have to make decisions jointly.  In other ways, it's harder to get things done with only one pair of hands.  As my kids grow, they are helping a lot, though, and while I'm still the sole grownup in the house, they are becoming responsible and reliable people.

What do you find easy/easier and difficult/harder about building resilience without a partner?

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