Combatting Loneliness

Combatting Loneliness

Loneliness gnaws at us when connections fail. Learn to move past anxiety and form ties that bind.

Are You Afraid of Missing Out?

You only live once, so make the most of it.

Spending Months in Solitude

What it's like to be alone in the wilderness.

Easing Your Way Out of Loneliness

What can be done to escape the grips of loneliness?

My Empty Nest

When a child enters adulthood, life need not end.

Who Is More Likely To Initiate A Split?

Which sex is acting on their choices?

The real reason Fifty Shades wins hearts

Hint: It's not the kinky sex.

A Lonely Killer Strikes Again

Psychology quiz: Did the Colorado shooter have loads of friends?

The End of Solitude, the Eternity of Aloneness

The quest to conquer solitude has made us more alone than ever

The Lonely Creativity of David Foster Wallace

Twelve years before his suicide, David Foster Wallace shared his inner self.

Craving Connection

We desire relationships because they make us feel important

Is Your Child Inviting Rejection?

Behaviors That Push Away Peers

Playing Alone

Children are no long allowed to play alone--it's illegal

How to Enhance Closeness in Your Relationship

Are you and your partner compatible in the dimensions of intimacy?

Eight Keys to Life Hardiness and Resiliency

Helpful Reminders During Challenging Times

Five Keys to Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence

Ninety Percent of High Performers Possess High EQ

7 Keys to Long-Term Relationship Success

7 keys to making your love last

I'm so homesick! Freshman Blues and Psychological Growth

How to help your college freshman cope with being homesick.

End Both Depression and Procrastination Now

How to break from a persistently down mood

What's Love Got to Do With It?: How Therapy Helps

Psychotherapy can heal "love phobia" and "intimacy inhibition."

An Introvert's Dilemma

You might get lots of invitations, but are they all for extrovert-style fun?

How To Meet People At Parties: 7 Icebreakers

Shyness, especially at college and in the first years after, can be conquered.

The Weekend That Almost Wasn’t

A dispatch from the far side of a broken nuclear family

Of Oscars, Orangutans & Oxytocin, Friendship Tales

From humans to fruit bats, you gotta have girlfriends

Learning to Be Present With Yourself

Can you just "be" instead of "doing" all the time?

When Grandma Grieves 50 Years of Love

How do we know if our loved ones are grieving normally?

The One Social Skill that Can Change Your Life

6 easy ways to remember names and faces

Introduced two friends...and now I'm left in the d

Friend poaching happens more often than you might think.

What to Say to Someone Who Hates You

What if it's a cat who hates you?

The Cure for Loneliness

Want to stop being lonely? What works, and what doesn't.

The Single Self-Loather: Caught Between Loneliness and Guilt

Do the self-loathing avoid relationships out of guilt?

The Dangers of Loneliness

Friendship is a lot like food. We need it to survive. Psychologists find that human beings have a fundamental need for inclusion in group life and for close relationships.

Lone Stars: Being Single

The hard demographic fact that you will likely spend most of your life on your own is reshaping singlehood into a satisfying destination rather than an anxiety-ridden way station. Welcome to the richly diversified world of today's singles.

Real Stages of Grief

Moving from Kubler-Ross to Sidney Zisook.

How Technology Makes Us Afraid of Intimacy

What's the price for living in an online world?

The Art of Listening

Hearing each other is more than lending an ear; it's a conscious, purposeful act