Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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Understanding self-deception, self-sabotage, and more
Neel Burton M.D.
The story of Narcissus and its meaning.
Is darts a sport? What about snooker or chess? And what about wine tasting?
Life is short and its best hours are spent in sleep.
The meaning of life is that which we choose to give it.
Splitting as an ego defence.
Is there a link between polygamy and social unrest?
Whatever the season, whatever the occasion, these are my 10 rules of gift giving.
Loneliness as a subjective state of mind.
Many traditional attitudes to same-sex relations have come down from the Bible.
7 reasons to masturbate.
Could romantic love be little more than an ego defence?
This oldest of civilizations could be surprisingly liberal.
Attitudes to homosexuality have undergone nothing short of a revolution in the past five decades.
How weddings became so formal, and so lavish.
Many traditional attitudes have come down from the Bible. What is their basis?
At a time of unparalleled social freedom, can we imagine a better way of living?
Families are becoming much more diverse.
Orgies gave people a much-needed break.
This fundamental question raises profound ethical issues.
Why intimacy requires constant vigilance.
Three tales of homosexuality in Ancient Egypt.
And what we can learn from them.
And what it might mean.
The psychology and philosophy of forgiveness.
The breaking of a taboo.
How love became the new religion.
What do they mean and why have they become so popular?
Why did divorce rise, and why is it now falling?
For centuries, monasteries have offered an alternative way of life. How did it evolve, and where is it going?
Neel Burton, M.D., is a psychiatrist, philosopher, and writer who lives and teaches in Oxford, England.