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Insights on love, luck and narcissism.
Geraldine K. Piorkowski Ph.D.
How does empathy reduce loneliness? It provides an opportunity to experience the reality that we are all more alike than different.
What does luck have to do with success? It's a key ingredient in the recipe.
How can romantic love survive after the honeymoon phase is over? Sustaining factors provide the permanent glue.
Why is vulnerability a mixed bag? While vulnerability can be scary, it is the best way to initiate, maintain and deepen relationships.
When is anger better than sadness? When its energy is a positive force for change.
When doesn't positive thinking work? When it bypasses the processing of negative emotions.
Is being self-focused always a negative? Not necessarily. Self-love is a prerequisite for happiness.
Geraldine K. Piorkowski, Ph.D., is a retired clinical psychologist and former Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the counseling centers at Roosevelt University and the University of Illinois at Chicago.