Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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Holly Parker, Ph.D.
If you’ve ever fallen for someone, you’ve probably confronted a basic human dilemma: self-exposure versus self-protection.
And that is where the cruel irony of this game comes in. Even as blaming offers a shield with one hand, it ultimately wounds with the other.
Conflict isn’t fun or delightful. It runs the gamut from mildly annoying to immensely distressing, and it can damage relationships. But is it intrinsically harmful?
How can we boost our chances of looking back on 2018 with a gratified smile, as we realize that we made our resolutions work for us for a change and actually feel successful?
So what if, instead of relishing what we appreciate, we mentally erase the past and imagine our good fortunes had never happened?
People can place enormous pressure on themselves when it comes to sex and orgasms. It’s easy for the Big O to become a Big Pain when climaxing turns into a must-have goal.
If a few hours of sleep need to be sacrificed here and there to get things done and be productive, it’s worth it, right? Wrong.
Generally speaking, the practice of lying to a romantic partner to promote the relationship, spare feelings, and ease personal discomfort commonly occurs. But does it work?
On the face of things, doesn’t it just seem like the answer to disagreeable feelings is to run for cover in our bat cave, where they can’t pester us anymore?
But heuristic processing can also sidetrack us, leading us to spend money in ways we probably wouldn’t if we were taking in the situation a little more mindfully.
When we understand some of the most effective marketing techniques, it’s easier to resist them, but knowledge alone isn’t enough to shield us from their persuasive power.
Thanks to diligent research, marketers know how to pull our strings while we don’t have a clue it’s happening.
Relationships can face prejudice too, as society also passes judgment on couples whose pairing falls outside the lines of what it defines as customary and appropriate.
And it’s precisely because romantic bonds are so meaningful and valuable that we’d do well to give Valentine’s Day the snub this year. Why?
How can you start being more responsive in your relationship today? The good news is that you have a cornucopia of avenues to choose from.
Have you ever thought that you were too old to do something that younger adults do and then stopped doing it purely because you accepted this belief?
Comedians deserve deep, heartfelt gratitude. They’re not just funny. We actually need them.
How do we make our way in the world, especially with such uncertainty and when there’s so much beyond our control?
Holly Parker, Ph.D. is a lecturer at Harvard University and a practicing psychologist and Associate Director of Training at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital.