Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
Verified by Psychology Today
Thoughts about the therapeutic process, and the dynamics of client-therapist interactions.
F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
Do you fear disappointment so much that you actually change your behavior just so that you won’t have to feel it? Research says you can change this instead.
Most of us try our best to hide our shame, and the behavior that led to it, from others, and even from ourselves. Here are some better ways to cope.
There are a number of different reasons for both success and failure. Here are four keys to help you reach your goal.
Whether from a broken relationship or harassment at work, why do we have such a hard time saying, “This isn’t working for me,” and just walking away from a painful situation?
If you have mixed feelings about #MeToo, should you just stay silent? Or is there a better idea?
There are books galore about handling infidelity in a marriage. But what about when it's a friend who is disloyal, hurtful, or unfaithful?
Confirmation bias affects you more than you realize. What is it and how does it work?
What makes one person better able to adapt than another? The answer to this question is perhaps less obvious than we like to think.
Is trying to find the perfect gift for your best friend overwhelming you? These tips can simplify the task.
This little word can change how you approach political conversations with friends, family, and anyone else in your life.
If you need a flow chart to figure out where you’ll be on a given day during the holidays and to help you remember who celebrates what and when, these 10 ideas will help!
Despite popular belief, loving a narcissist can be rewarding in many ways. What can you do to make sure your love will last?
Everyone feels humiliated at some time or another. These 7 steps will help you deal.
We live in a world filled with turmoil and contradictions. How do we manage the feelings they stir up? And what can we do to make things better?
Learning to manage conflict is extremely important in every area of life. But what's the best approach to conflict management?
We live in a time when everyone is talking about trust and no one seems to be feeling much of it. Here's what you can do when you no longer trust.
Whether you’re saying goodbye to a child, a pet, or a house, to a marriage or partnership, or to a loved one who is dying, farewells can be painful. How can you make them easier?
Research released this month suggests that every time you post to social media you may be revealing more about yourself than you realize.
Many people come into therapy because a romantic partner wants them to share their feelings. But does this really help a relationship?
The question of knowledge, facts, and truth is a big one these days. What do we really know? What is the real truth? Who do we believe?
An almost 80-year longitudinal study out of Harvard offers a suggestion for happiness, but leaves one big question unanswered.
Are you or someone you know smiling on the outside but sad, lonely, anxious, or depressed on the inside?
Has this happened to you? Someone you like suddenly seems to stop liking you, and you can’t figure out why.
When things go wrong, blaming someone or something – even yourself – can help you cope. But blame can be a problem, too. Here's how you can move past the blame game.
Frenemies aren't just for your teen years. This painful and sometimes surprising reversal occurs in the lives of women of all ages, and all over the world.
College acceptances and rejections are coming in. How parents respond can help or hinder adolescents in the developmental task of transitioning from home to college.
If you are trying to find a special name, you may want to check out this new research first.
Susan* is an extremely well-dressed, attractive woman in her early 50s. She has two grown children. And she is a bully. Is there any possibility that she could change her ways?
A young female client once asked me,“If I like to look at other women does it mean I’m gay? Or bi?” What is the answer to that question?
"Friendship Benches" offer a new tool in the fight against depression and anxiety.
F. Diane Barth, L.C.S.W., is a psychotherapist, teacher, and author in private practice in New York City.