I had someone ask me earlier today where and how they could meet a normal woman. At first my response was "good luck." But then I sat down and decided to really think about it. There are so many ways to meet people these days and unfortunately with the cost of living, the economy being bad and people spending more time online, it's become difficult to really get out and find new people. So, what do you do to take that step in your life when you actually want a relationship? Where can you go to meet people who like to spend the time to have an actual long-term relationship? Is your only option online? If so, then how do you know what you're doing and if they are who they say they are? Is there a safe way?
We have all probably noticed the growing epidemic of personality disorders. It seems as though we are all developing some issue that is causing us to be "un-normal." While I do agree that there are some disorders that do need to be "treated" there are many, that with counseling and education, the increasing number of "medicated" young adults can be avoided. These medications not only give people an excuse to not move forward and be active, viable, "normal," adults but it also affects the actual growth and systems within their bodies. With this "disorder epidemic" we are also creating a future of medication-related problems.
I was telling someone the other day that it's "depression season." It is sad to say, but it truly is. During the holidays we tend to fill our lives with the joy that the holidays are supposed to bring. Advertising tells us to buy, buy, buy. Create those moments of romance, love and connection. But for some people it is a constant reminder that they are facing something else. That things have changed since the last holiday, the romance, love and connections are being divided; they are facing divorce, separation or loss. Depression is not always chemical, and it does not always look the same on each person. Neither does hope; we all find ways to keep what is bothering us hidden deep where we think people won’t see it, but before it decides to explode into actions that are not even related to the real reason, we need to take the steps to identify what needs to change. Right now, we need to find a way to change the "depression season" and find hope, faith and new traditions. How do we find those positives when we are constantly bombarded with what we don't have, what we lost and what we would like to have?