My wife died last May, almost six months ago. We were so devoted to each other that we didn't need any friends. I don't go to pubs or clubs and am very much a loner. Now, I seem to be pushing people away in case they want something I'm unable to give them. I don't know where to turn for help.
In all successful relationships, whether with family, friends, or co-workers it's vital that each person honestly examine his or her behavior and be willing to discuss it and change. Take a quiz to learn if you by chance are draining energy from anyone in your life.
Like all other species, we have no evolved psychological adaptations specifically designed to prevent ecological overshoot and population collapse. One way to promote sustainability may be to collectively consent to a publicly supported media campaign to tweak our psychological adaptations.
In the world of relationships, we know that women want love, commitment, and romance—but what do men really want? It seems that the men under 40 have different desires than those over 40 in terms of sex and cuddling.
Most folks don't think about this but our childhood experiences (good or bad) shape how we think and accept new concepts. That said, I've outlined below nostalgic experiences by generation that helps when considering new technology in an organization.
Businesswoman and real estate investor Leona Helmsley famously said, "We [rich people] don't pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes." That's a quote people with narcissistic personality disorder can really relate to. They are aggravated by having to deal with the "little people" all the time.
It's all my fault. Bad, bad, bad. I can't do anything right. Sound familiar? Well, if you can relate, I've got good news for you. Just like "the devil made me do it" distorts the picture, "it's all my fault" isn't the whole truth either.
Don't worry about the features of your physical appearance that you have very little control over. In fact, the aspects you can easily change are the most influential for attraction, dating, and relating. Find out what they are...
African Americans share the same mental health issues as the rest of the population, with with additional stress due to racism, prejudice, and economic disparities. Learn why so many in the Black community avoid therapy and what can be done about it.
2011 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2011 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2011 a happier year -- and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge -- welcome! Last month's theme was the Five Senses, and last week’s resolution was to Hug more, kiss more. Did you try that resolution? Did it boost your happiness?
Technology can facilitate our ability to connect with one another, but not the nature of how we do so. That's still up to us. The next time you're on a call, stop or put down what you're doing and give your full attention to the person on the other end of the line. They- and your relationship- are worth it.
Narcissists are people who dream big. They generally think of themselves as being more intelligent and exceptional than they are. Because of their high levels of self-confidence, they are also tapped to be leaders in many situations. So, should we just let the narcissists take over?