You might look at that title and raise an eyebrow. Isn’t independence what we are going for?
Well, yes, we are going for it: and it is one of the main reasons we have so much stress in our lives. In part because of my Life Ready Woman book and Bible Study, I hear from people all the time who feel completely burned out and weary. And as I listen to their stories I see the same theme. Without even realizing it, we can end up being isolated or lonely – even if we do not think of ourselves that way!
We have to do a radical rethink. Most likely, the last thing you want is to be isolated. Here are two very common ways you might be isolating yourself without realizing it –and what to do about it: