I bet we are all feeling a bit more isolated since the COVID pandemic. If you are like me many of the days feel like “Groundhogs Day”. Isolated, and longing to make a face to face connection with another human being.
Our guest on this podcast Robert E. Hall has written a book entitled ” This Land of Strangers-The Relationship Crisis That Imperils Home, Work, Politics and Faith“. Our issues of isolation and creating meaningful relationship was not something that just started as a result of this pandemic. So, just how serious is our relationship decline?
As Robert states ” The first clue to plummeting values of family relationships is the significant decrease in the rate of marriage, according to Brookings Institute, married couples represented just 48% of American Households in 2010. People increasingly are choosing single life over married life.
In a nutshell, divorce is up, marriage is down; unwed mothers are up, and very happy marriage is down; cohabitation is up and the percentage of children living with both biological parents is down. Indeed, there is a growing recognition that anxiety that our society is playing a form of “relationship roulette” that delivers random and often dire consequences because we lack sufficient intention when it comes to relationships.”
The issues don’t just affect marriages as stated above, this relationship degradation is felt in business, friendships, and in almost every aspect of the community. If you want to learn more about this compelling trend and what we can do about it you will not want to miss this interview with relationship expert, Robert E. Hall.
You can learn more about Robert E. Hall by clicking here, and you can visit his website by clicking here. You can watch a short four-minute video of Robert talking about “This Land of Strangers” by clicking here.
I hope you enjoy this informative and compelling interview with Robert E. Hall.