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Challenges of Being Single Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Ch 7 Challenges of Being Single
    • By:
    • Kiarah Albert
    • Jonathan Davila
    • Zachary Gomez
    • Alyssa Perez
    • Jasmine Roth
  • 2. Coping with Loneliness
    • Solitude is the pleasurable, preferable experience of being alone.
    • Loneliness is the painful, undesired experience of aloneness.
    • Stay in touch with family and friends and go seeking new friendships.
    • Many times people let themselves become lonely and neglect the many ways they could add love and meaning to their lives.
  • 3. Being a Single Adult
    • Single adults commonly complain that they don’t know how to meet people.
    • They let themselves become lonely and neglect the many ways they could add love and meaning to their lives.
    • They view being single as a “holding pattern” until they can find someone to marry.
  • 4. Living Together
    • Living together before marriage is not a new idea.
      • Occurred in Western Civilization.
        • Discarded long ago because it caused personal and social problems.
      • St. Augustine condemned unmarried couples living together.
        • He experienced living together before marriage and learned its problems the hard way.
  • 5. Living Together
    • Church disapproves living together.
      • However, concubinage was practiced during the medieval times by laity and clergy.
        • Concubinage – living together with an exclusive partner.
          • Some viewed as form of marriage.
          • Can be compared to common-law marriages.
        • Laity – persons who are not members of the clergy.
  • 6. Living Together
    • The Church and society became lesser tolerant of people cohabiting.
      • Cohabiting – living together as a couple without being married.
      • Left women and children abandoned without legal recourse for financial support when the live-in father left the family.
  • 7. Why Couples Live Together
    • Financial security
    • Emotional security
    • Convenience
      • “ Safe sex”
    • Necessary for marriage
    • Hope will lead to marriage
    • Spend so much time together they practically already live together
    • Pressured by friends who cohabit.
  • 8. Why Couples Live Together
    • Single women from unhappy family backgrounds tend to cohabit for security.
    • College life seems overwhelming which causes loneliness and people to cohabit.
  • 9. Why Couples Live Together
    • Problems that arise when people live together:
      • More females support live-in-partners than males which leads to jealousy and feelings of being used.
      • More violence occurs in live-in relationships than marriage.
        • Occurs in 1/3 of these relationships.
      • One person expects/endures more than another person.
      • More likely to develop depression and be unhappy if treated poorly
  • 10. The Effect on Personal Happiness
    • Living together is not good preparation for marriage.
      • Does not insure compatibility or increase success in marriage.
      • Causes unresolved conflicts after marriage.
      • Show less respect towards their spouse than married couples who did not live together.
      • Vast majority of these relationships do not last.
        • Tend to emphasize self-fulfillment and self-interest more.
        • Disregard religious, family, and social traditions.
  • 11. The Effect on Personal Happiness
    • Individuals continue these live-in relationships.
      • Continue to experience broken hearts and shattered expectations.
    • Strongly committed married couples know it takes strength and determination to get through life’s challenges.