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Fear of Being Alone

4 Tips to Conquer Your Fear of Doing Things Alone During the Holidays

Rosemond Perdue Cranner | Posted 12.03.2015 | Divorce
Rosemond Perdue Cranner

We've all been there. It's the holidays. You're newly single and your social life is, let's just say, a little slow. You are facing a big blank calendar. No holiday invites or family parties to keep you occupied.

7 Tips to Overcome the Fear of Loneliness

Stan Popovich | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Stan Popovich

Sometime or another we will experience a time when we are alone. Some people fear of being alone for various reasons. Become comfortable with yourself and having the self-confidence that you will be able to manage being alone. There is nothing wrong with being alone.

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.

Why We're So Scared Of Being Alone (And How To Cope)

meQuilibrium | Posted 12.26.2014 | Healthy Living

Solitude isn't about cutting yourself off from humanity, or hiding out in a cabin in the woods. It's about balancing stimulation and rest so that you're not a scary stranger to yourself. A deep, sustaining confidence comes from knowing you can be good company to yourself.

The Irrational Fear of Being Alone

Susan Winter | Posted 06.08.2014 | Women
Susan Winter

We've been told through movies, music and literature that we're incomplete if we're alone. Only the presence of "another" can alleviate the void we feel inside and make us feel whole. In actuality, we feel the void when we're not aligned with ourselves.

1 In 3 U.S. Adults Cop To This Relationship Fear

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 03.11.2014 | Divorce

There’s something special about being in a healthy and loving romantic relationship (it even has health benefits!). But many of us get stuck in bad ...

7 Keys to Traveling Alone -- and Loving It

Teresa Rodriguez Williamson | Posted 03.01.2014 | Travel
Teresa Rodriguez Williamson

If you are alone this season, perhaps the best thing you can do is go on a solo adventure. I believe that solo travel can be better than therapy because it forces us to be present in our environment.

Leave the F-Word Behind Before Starting the New Year

Natalie MacNeil | Posted 02.15.2014 | Women
Natalie MacNeil

Being around a lot of people we feel forced to spend time with, doing an insane amount of driving trying to prepare for festivities and holiday parties, looking back at what didn't happen this year and trying to finish off anything remaining on this year's to-do list can bring up a lot of funky feelings.

Study Finds Why People Stay In Bad Relationships

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce

Are you scared of being alone forever? You're not the only one -- and it could be affecting your love life. A new study published in The Journal of...

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.

The Best Way To Celebrate Valentine's Day Post-Split

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 04.10.2013 | Divorce
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Try this on Valentine's Day: Deliberately and defiantly stay home and have a wonderful evening for one.

After The Split: Reconstructing A Broken Life

Lucia Franco | Posted 10.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Lucia Franco

Whatever challenges you may be experiencing, it's times like these when we can choose to either be destroyed by our fears or be willing to endure the temporary deconstruction of our parts, thus creating awareness and shifting our perceptions, in order to be whole again.

'My Husband And I Were Separating After Almost 20 Years. And I Was Petrified.'

Lucia Franco | Posted 07.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Lucia Franco

I'm not letting the fear of being alone, of financial uncertainty, of doubts and insecurities -- and there are countless others to be sure -- stop me.

What Your Fear Of Loneliness Is Really About

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 12.13.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

The only time we actually feel alone is when we abandon ourselves. Being lonely is a fact of life. It can occur within a relationship or without.

Why Are We Afraid Of Solitude?

Natasha Dern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Natasha Dern

Is it possible that noise has become soothing? So soothing, in fact, that we can't do without it? I know many who are seekers of noise, at any cost, to avoid the quieter places within.