What is your plan for emergency support if you need it?
Who do you rely on for support if you have a home, health, or farm emergency?
I have forged some strong reciprocal bonds with neighbors and local friends. Before I became single, I did this because I enjoyed the connection and the sense of shared well-being. But after I became single, it felt like a critical necessity.
Do you have a plan for who you will call if you need an extra pair or two of capable hands to help with an emergency? How do you envision something like that playing out — or do you have stories of experiences you can share? Tell us about a time when you need support and sought it, and how that played out.
One of my biggest fears as an unpartnered person is what would happen if I needed immediate support in an emergency, particularly in the form of childcare. I would love to hear how others have address this need in their lives, especially as (on my side of the globe) we are heading into winter with its accompanying power outages, slippery roads, and other physical risks.