I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends
What do I do when my love is away?
(Does it worry you to be alone?)
How do I feel by the end of the day?
(Are you sad because you’re on your own?)
No I get by with a little help from my friends
The Beatles 1967
We all need a little help from our friends.
This week IMO launched a new page under the “Community” menu called “IMO Community Forum“… That’s a lot of “Community”…
So what is Community? – “a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals”… Thank you internet, but what does it mean to us? IMO was founded on the belief that no one is or should be an island. When going through a breakup or divorce we may feel like one–or even be made to feel like we are alone–but that simply is not the truth. There are people that care about you, ones you know and those you do not know yet that will have major positive impact on your life. In my early days, especially when I did not have my kids, I felt desperately alone in a quiet house. It was an easy mistake to go out and look for something that would create noise, but unfortunately a lot of it was not positive and the sadness could only be dulled for a while with alcohol or hollow relationships.
But the ocean is a big place, and it can be difficult to connect on a deep level with friends and those at work who have not been through what you are experiencing. For me, writing helped. It was like talking to a great listener, someone who understood me and helped me move through my emotions and, at times, anger. IMO is meant to be either your platform to journal privately and keep tabs on how far you have come, or share your stories to help and encourage others. If you would like to start writing, first join IMO then email firstname.lastname@example.org
A couple of months ago a close friend reached out to me regarding someone he knew who was going through a divorce. It was his idea, or should I say look of confusion that we did not have a community discussion board or Forum where people could look for simple discussion topics to follow or ask a simple question from their peers. That drove the development of the IMO Community Forum. It will take time, but I think he was right. It will be a helpful tool for many. I also think I could have used this tool for help with a lot of my own questions and maybe kept me on a slightly straighter path.
So How Does It Work?
- From the Home page “Community” menu pick a forum. A Forum is a general subject matter that includes relevant Topics.
- Choose from the multiple Topics to read or share.
- Not a Member? Join today for free. You will now also be able to comment, or create your own topics for discussion.
- Members can also Subscribe to a Topic. You will be then emailed when any new comments or replies are posted.
- Members can also have Favorite Topics and create bookmarks to view or share with other users on the site from your profile
Join the conversation, help others, or find answers.
We hope you will use, share, and enjoy your new Forum. If you have any questions or would like to add additional Forums, please email me directly at email@example.com.
With love and Community,
And no that song is stuck in your head all day… you might as well get it!
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