Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
Verified by Psychology Today
Dating and mating in a complex world
Caitlin Cantor LCSW, CST
What will you do to cultivate more sexual wellness this year?
Do you suffer with painful thoughts and feelings about your body? Start practicing new ways of relating to yourself to lessen shame and strengthen compassion for your body.
Is criticism destructive in your relationship? Learn to have a conversation that leads to closeness instead.
Is online dating bringing you down? Try pushing yourself further out of your comfort zone, and give yourself the gift of self-growth and new outcomes.
If you're a Millennial, you may be more skilled at being alone than you are in relationships. Learn the relational skills you missed if you grew up during the self-esteem movement.
Pole dancing can help you celebrate your body just as you are right now. Give your inner critic a day off!
Your judgmental thoughts may be in the way of getting to know people and connecting with them. If you're single and frustrated, it's time to get out of your own way.
It’s painful to watch someone you care about suffer. Learn how to support your partner in their suffering, and foster connection and closeness.
Can you orgasm when you masturbate, but not during partnered sex? Strengthening skills while masturbating can help you have orgasms during partnered sex too.
Throw away the books of rules, and stop asking others for advice. It's time to learn how to turn toward yourself for the answers, as you are your own best dating and mating guide.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the never-ending flow of new matches, and fast pace of the dating app scene? Learn to avoid burnout and make the most out of dating apps.
Caitlin Cantor, LCSW, CST, is a licensed psychotherapist, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, Gestalt Therapist and relationship expert. She has a private practice in Philadelphia, PA.