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Is Loneliness a Problem for You? A Quiz

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Understanding Loneliness

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Understanding Loneliness Answer the following questions. If you have more “yes” than “no” answers, you might find it helpful to start the process of alleviating your loneliness. Do You Feel … 1.That you are not in tune with the people around you? 2.That you lack companionship? 3.There is no one …

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Relationship Conflicts – Part 1

Relationships are seldom as simple as we would like. They bring out our needs, anxieties, and conflicts with people from our past – parents, friends, and former partners. When we enter into a relationship we expect to be loved just for being who we are. A relationship should provide a safe zone where our partner values us for expressing our …

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Steps to Take for Ending Loneliness

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Understanding Loneliness

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Understanding Loneliness 1. The first place to start is to recognize and fully admit that you are trapped in the loneliness cycle. Look at your thoughts and feelings. Do you feel that you are apart from others? Do you take a cynical view about the intentions of other people? Do …

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Breaking the Loneliness Cycle

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Understanding Loneliness

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Understanding Loneliness We create a reality for ourselves that determines how others view us. Other people observe this reality and use it to define us. Then they act toward us on the basis of that assessment. So, if we see ourselves as lonely people who are trapped in a cycle …

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The Effects of Loneliness

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Understanding Loneliness

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Understanding Loneliness Physical pain alerts us to the need to take action to end the pain. Social pain in the form of loneliness tells us to end our isolation. Indeed, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of the brain indicates that the same region of the brain is activated when a …

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Loneliness

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Understanding Loneliness

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Understanding Loneliness Only the lonely, Know the way I feel tonight, Only the lonely, Know this feeling ain’t right – Roy Orbison If you feel lonely, you’re not alone. Loneliness is a subjective sense of isolation – a feeling of not being able to connect with other people, a sense …

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Resilience & Dealing With Emotional Pain

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series The Resilient Personality

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series The Resilient Personality When a person undergoes a life disruption, it may not advisable to take medication that will alleviate the pain immediately. When pain is alleviated with medication, the person’s motivation to make changes is reduced. And there is a great deal to learn from the process of managing …

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Developing Emotional Resilience

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series The Resilient Personality

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series The Resilient Personality Developing resilience depends on many factors in addition to achieving closure on previous life experiences. Those who are resilient have many of the following characteristics – A Sense of Hope and Trust in the World Those who are resilient seem to believe in the basic goodness of …

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