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Coping With Loneliness

You Can Inherit Loneliness

Science of Us | Posted 09.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

Loneliness is an emotion that doesn't always make a lot of sense. Two people may have very similar social lives, and yet one might feel isolated more often than the other -- even when surrounded by people they know and love, who know and love them back.

Divorced Mom Opens Up About Coping With Loneliness By Partying

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

Michelle says after her divorce six years ago, her children moved on with their lives without her, so she turned to her friends and men, and started l...

The Harsh Reality Of Loneliness As You Age

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 02.21.2017 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

Now my children have grown up and moved away, and I am divorced. I have only left my house twice in the last two weeks, and in that time I have only talked, in person, to two people who know me. In that same two weeks that I have only eaten two meals in the company of other humans.

New Research Highlights the Physical Ills of Social Isolation

Lisa Marsh Ryerson | Posted 02.19.2017 | Fifty
Lisa Marsh Ryerson

Social isolation hurts -- physically hurts. Indeed, it's a growing public health crisis. That's the compelling message of a recent important article highlighting research on the health effects of feeling lonely and being socially isolated.

A Witness to One's Life

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 12.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

In trying to deal with my grief after my husband died, I turned to books on grief and interviewed people who had lost a spouse or partner. It helped m...

Why Lonely People Stay Lonely

Science of Us | Posted 07.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

Nobody likes feeling lonely, and some recent research suggests that the ache of isolation isn't only a psychological problem; unwanted solitude impacts physical health, too.

The First Step To Dealing with Loneliness Has Nothing To Do With Meeting Other People

Margaret Manning | Posted 04.07.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

As someone who suffered with loneliness for 15 years, I know firsthand how hard it is to break out of our own mental chains

BUSTED: 5 Myths About Loneliness After 50

Margaret Manning | Posted 04.06.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Loneliness is a taboo subject. In fact, most of us would rather admit to having an affair or carrying too much credit card debt than to admit that we are feeling lonely. I'm not sure why this is. Perhaps we see loneliness as a personal failing.

Rx for Being Single on Valentine's Day: You Have to Be a Happy You Before You Can Create a Happy 'Two'

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 04.05.2015 | Women
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Don't fret this Valentine's Day. It's just a day. You are not less if you are alone. In fact, you can create a Valentine's Day date for yourself that requires only your attendance that can be fabulous. It is all in the power of your mindset, your attitude and how you perceive being single.

The 4 Difficulties Of Being Alone In A Partnered World

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 02.11.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

I noticed a woman eating by herself. She mostly looked at her iPhone. I concentrated on my eggs and short stack. A lot of people tell me they could never eat alone.

The Feeling Almost Everyone Has But Won't Admit

Margaret Manning | Posted 01.10.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

We have hundreds of Facebook friends. We are connected to the world through our computers, phones and tablets. We are the most connected generation of women in the history of the planet. We are also the loneliest.

Loneliness and Legacy

Rachael Freed | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachael Freed

At a professional meeting I attended recently, we were discussing ways to reduce loneliness experienced by seniors and people living alone. "All the...

Love Makes the World Go Round: How Finding Love Saved Me From a Life of Misery, and You Can Too

Marilyn Tam | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

"Love is the energy that makes the world revolve." Or is it, "What's love got to do with it?" As a child, love was not a word that I ever heard addres...

The Power of Loneliness: How to Crush Feeling Alone in N.Y.C.

Bonnie Gleicher | Posted 04.06.2014 | New York
Bonnie Gleicher

The mere thought of even sitting by yourself in your apartment becomes stifling, and the idea of seeing your roommate or spouse there, tooling around in the kitchen -- even worse.

Is Your Life Plagued by Loneliness? Tips to Overcome It

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Ross A. Rosenberg

Life is too short to waste on suffering from core loneliness. Please heed to my suggestion: Open up, take a chance and access the hidden part of you that deserves true and loving companions. Heal your childhood wounds. Learn to love yourself and eliminate loneliness from your life!

Heart-Wrenching Video Shows How One Elderly Man Confronts Loneliness

Posted 10.10.2013 | Arts

In just over seven minutes, Barcelona-based filmmaker Theo Putzu manages to paint the most heart-wrenchingly beautiful depiction of loneliness Vimeo h...

4 Benefits to Loneliness

Rick McDaniel | Posted 12.08.2013 | Religion
Rick McDaniel

God makes a home for the lonely. It is a place where he can work in us; it is a place that can be very beneficial to us. It is not a place to avoid for you are not ever alone. God will never forsake you, but he will transform you.

The Psychology of Exile

Wray Herbert | Posted 09.15.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

How do emotional exiles cope? What mental and emotional tools do we have to salve the pain of extreme loneliness and find new forms of meaning? Psychological scientists are very interested in this question.

8 Ways To Enjoy Being Alone After Divorce

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 09.08.2013 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

Many people who get divorced are so used to being married, that being with someone is all they know. They've spent virtually no time alone in so long, that being with the wrong person is almost easier than being by themselves.

There Is Life After Loneliness

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

Could it be that it is in your greatest moments of loneliness, you are most called to be by yourself because there is something stirring within that seeks your undivided attention and perhaps has a message for you?

The Harmful Effects Of Loneliness

Douglas LaBier | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

Loneliness weakens the immune system, increases sensitivity to physical pain, and creates depression and fatigue. Moreover, it can generate inflammation throughout the body, leading to a range of health risks.

'The Opposite of Loneliness': Inspired by Marina Keegan

Amanda Slavin | Posted 08.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Amanda Slavin

Loneliness is a choice. You can be surrounded by a web of people and if you are using those people to complete yourself, you will still feel lonely. You have the choice to alter that terrifying feeling inside of you and turn it into an opportunity -- an opportunity to discover who you are, who you want to be and the choices you can make to become the best version of yourself.

6 Ways To Cope With Holiday Loneliness

Posted 12.12.2011 | Healthy Living

By There are many festive signs that the holidays are upon us: Christmas carols on the radio, department store Santas, holiday window...

Loneliness: A Bridge To The Heart

Agapi Stassinopoulos | Posted 01.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Agapi Stassinopoulos

If you are feeling lonely, try to identify what you are feeling lonely for. We often associate being lonely with longing for the company of others, but loneliness can also stem from not giving voice to our longings.