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How to Fight Loneliness

The Harsh Reality Of Loneliness As You Age

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 02.21.2016 | 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.

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...

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.

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.

10 Must-Read Quotes After A Split

Posted 02.28.2013 | Divorce

It's easy to feel overwhelmed with the amount of alone time you have after divorce. And as anyone who's ever been through a split can tell you, all to...

No Plans For The Holidays? How To Enjoy Them Anyway

Judith Johnson | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

It's very easy to fall into a "poor me, nobody loves me, I'm going to go eat worms" state of mind when you don't have any invitations for the holidays. Alternatively, you could choose to enjoy your holidays anyway. It's all in how you see it and who you hold accountable for the situation.

Banish Loneliness With the 4 L's

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Even as a "loner," my Dad is very loved. He is a great example of what you give out, you tend to receive back.

Turning Loneliness Into Deeper Connection

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Tines of solitude, chosen or enforced, can be embraced to reflect, to nurture your spirit, to meditate, contemplate, pray and get in touch with a deeper aspect of yourself.