a pioneer and join the growing network, dare we say 'surrogate
family' of onlies worldwide. It's easy. It's brand new!
We know that when onlies get together and swap notes, it's a good experience.
Whether you are an adult only or the
parent of one child, you can be in touch with others through
the new FaceBook BeingAnOnly Community.
What can I do on FaceBook BeingAnOnly?
swap notes on your experience
of growing up as an only
how it is to be in relationships
as an only
caring for elderly parents
an adopted only
parenting an only child
write book reviews
to get together
How secure is it?
The brand new FaceBook BeingAnOnly Community
is a closed group. This means that the Administrator - a human
being - has to accept you to the group. Hopefully this will deter
Because it is a closed group, the conversation
will only be visible and possible between members.
Non members can see who is in the group but have no
Even if you don't have a computer of your own, you can always log in to the
FaceBook BeingAnOnly Community at an internet cafe or your local library.
It's easy and by far the liveliest way to be in touch. There are other members
online, who you can ask for technical guidance too.
Where are you?
Wherever you are in the world, the UK, US, Europe, South America, Africa, the
Far East or Australia, you can join.
How much is it to join?
I would just like to say that even at 60yrs old I
still pine for a sibling.
I get a real pang when I hear people say they are going to their
sister's for example.
I dream of being on a programme like "Surprise Surprise"
and the door opening and being told "This is the sister you
never knew you had".
My parents always took a friend for me when we went
on holiday, but I still can't accept it.
I have no confidence and as my parents did everything
I am not good at coping with different situations and the thought
of getting people to do jobs terrifies me, as, since I was widowed
it is all left to me.
People who come from large families seem to automatically
cope with these things.
I have 3 children and 7 grandchildren who are really good
to me, but oh for a sibling.