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?

By Goal Auzeen Saedi Ph.D.
You only live once, so make the most of it.

Spending Months in Solitude

By Brooke Lea Foster
What it's like to be alone in the wilderness.

Easing Your Way Out of Loneliness

By John T. Cacioppo Ph.D.
What can be done to escape the grips of loneliness?

My Empty Nest

By Nando Pelusi Ph.D.
Finding the positive in an empty nest.

Who Is More Likely To Initiate A Split?

By J. R. Bruns M.D.
Which sex is acting on their choices?

The real reason Fifty Shades wins hearts

By Stephen Snyder M.D.
Hint: It's not the kinky sex.

A Lonely Killer Strikes Again

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

The End of Solitude, the Eternity of Aloneness

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

The Lonely Creativity of David Foster Wallace

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
Twelve years before his suicide, David Foster Wallace shared his inner self.

Craving Connection

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
We desire relationships because they make us feel important

Is Your Child Inviting Rejection?

By Eileen Kennedy-Moore Ph.D.
Behaviors That Push Away Peers

Playing Alone

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

How to Enhance Closeness in Your Relationship

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Are you and your partner compatible in the dimensions of intimacy?

Eight Keys to Life Hardiness and Resiliency

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Helpful Reminders During Challenging Times

Five Keys to Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Ninety Percent of High Performers Possess High EQ

7 Keys to Long-Term Relationship Success

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
7 keys to making your love last

I'm so homesick! Freshman Blues and Psychological Growth

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
How to help your college freshman cope with being homesick.

End Both Depression and Procrastination Now

By Bill Knaus Ed.D.
How to break from a persistently down mood

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

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Psychotherapy can heal "love phobia" and "intimacy inhibition."

An Introvert's Dilemma

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

How To Meet People At Parties: 7 Icebreakers

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Shyness, especially at college and in the first years after, can be conquered.

The Weekend That Almost Wasn’t

By Rachel Clark
A dispatch from the far side of a broken nuclear family

Of Oscars, Orangutans & Oxytocin, Friendship Tales

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
From humans to fruit bats, you gotta have girlfriends

Learning to Be Present With Yourself

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Can you just "be" instead of "doing" all the time?

When Grandma Grieves 50 Years of Love

By Nancy Berns Ph.D.
How do we know if our loved ones are grieving normally?

The One Social Skill that Can Change Your Life

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
6 easy ways to remember names and faces

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

By Irene S Levine Ph.D.
Friend poaching happens more often than you might think.

What to Say to Someone Who Hates You

By Donna Barstow
What if it's a cat who hates you?

The Cure for Loneliness

By Heidi Grant Halvorson Ph.D.
Want to stop being lonely? What works, and what doesn't.

The Single Self-Loather: Caught Between Loneliness and Guilt

By Mark D. White Ph.D.
Do the self-loathing avoid relationships out of guilt?

Grieving and the Holidays

By Tamara McClintock Greenberg Psy.D.
Tips for coping

The Dangers of Loneliness

By Hara Estroff Marano
Friendship is like food. We need it to survive.

Lone Stars: Being Single

By Jillian Straus
Welcome to the richly diversified world of today's singles.

Real Stages of Grief

By Will Meek Ph.D.
Moving from Kubler-Ross to Sidney Zisook.

How Technology Makes Us Afraid of Intimacy

By Craig Malkin Ph.D.
What's the price for living in an online world?

The Art of Listening

By Sarah Brokaw LSCW, PCC
Hearing each other is more than lending an ear; it's a conscious, purposeful act