I invite you to participate in the beginning stages of a research project titled: Single, Female, & Alone: Experiences of Surviving & Thriving. I welcome your input about challenges and successes with being over 40, single, and without children. My intention for gathering these experiences is to broaden women’s sense of community and to increase information about strategies and resources for surviving and thriving.

Although my direct interest is about single, childless women age 40 and older, I also want information from women with partners and/or children; all women have useful information, ideas, and strategies for each other.

After I have designed a formal questionnaire, I will conduct follow-up personal interviews with all willing participants. In the design and implementation steps of this research project, all information will be confidential. When requested, participants’ input will be acknowledged.

Although other authors have written similar books, the combination of my Jungian perspective (wholeness and individuation) and use of practical information will offer an additional source of information and support.

Please see the following links; the first two links are my other blogs; the third link is the professional organization to which I belong.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Trip to Sweden

I traveled to Sweden in late July-early August, 2011. Part of my trip was to visit family member whom I met during my first trip in 2007. In addition, I interviewed 5 women and gave a speech/facilitated discussion to single women living in a single-women's apartment complex outside Stockholm. This apartment building was sponsored by a woman and her brother who left part of their inheritance to build and maintain this building. The twenty-five women participated in discussion and then stayed to talk among themselves.

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