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Merelice is a writer, editor, and marketing consultant in Brookline, Massachusetts.

For someone who is suddenly single, there are many adjustments to make. Some may involve survival issues, relating to income and housing needs. But even less serious lifestyle changes can have an impact on one's sense of happiness, inclusion, and well-being.

Among the former lifestyle habits that make a suddenly single person feel left out are: Couples commonly socialize with other couples. Eating out or attending a concert is usually in the company of a mate. Household chores and maintenance can be shared.

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How to communicate bad news
October 13, 2003

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