Why Millennials Are Lonely

Loneliness appears most prevalent among millennials - and there are two compounding explanations.

May 29

Categories: Depression, Friendships

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Toxic friend or just the product of a toxic environment?

Our earliest family patterns affect social connections in adulthood - a phenomenon known as foundational 'attachment theory'. Here are the four main types of attachment styles, as well as examples of and ways to respond to such adult behavior.

May 27

Categories: Codependency / Dependency, Friendships, Relationships & Marriage

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How Powerful is an Apology?

Be it as a sincere remorse, marker of politeness or for perfunctory purposes, most of us apologise for our wrongdoings. Saying sorry may help to mend broken promises, but have we over-estimated the power of apology?

Mar 25

Categories: Friendships, Relationships & Marriage

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'Phubbing': The Modern Way To Kill Your Relationship

The linguistic blending of phone and snubbing reflects the phenomenon that we commonly see nowadays - phubbing. Snubbing your partner to look at your phone, researchers discover that phubbing is now the swift and silent relationship killer.

Mar 25

Categories: Friendships, Relationships & Marriage

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The Best Way To Make Friends And Keep Them

We all wish to keep our friends by our side by a long time, but some of us do so better than others. New research has found out what qualities make people stay. Find the secret to a long-lasting friendship now!

Mar 18

Categories: Friendships

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After rejection, your brain subtly helps you make friends

Immediately after we've been shunned, a new study shows our brains engage a subtle mechanism that alters our sense of whether other people are making eye contact with us, so that we think it more likely that they are looking our way.

Jan 14

Categories: Friendships, Relationships & Marriage, Social Isolation

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Best Friends build Shared Memory Networks

Transactive memory systems (TMS) are repositories of knowledge that are shared between two or more people. A shared memory of events between friends can be part of it, but it's also a way of calling up facts that other people know. If you say "Oh, ...

Sep 6

Categories: Friendships, Relationships & Marriage

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How To Make Friends: This Will Subtly Help People Open Up

When people tell each other something intimate, it deepens the relationship.

Jul 23

Categories: Friendships

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Dear Friends: Why My Anxiety Ruined Our Relationships

I want you to know that I started psychotherapy and am now seeing a therapist every week. Through my therapy sessions, we have started to uncover that I have General Anxiety Disorder and Cyclothymic Disorder.

Jul 22

Categories: Anxiety, Ending a relationship issues, Friendships

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Holding Hands in Body Language

Just like any type of touch, holding hands can be a very potent signal. Depending on how it is used, it can make or break the relationship. It can break other person's defenses and force them to open up to you, or it can have a completely opposite ...

Jun 11

Categories: Empathy, Friendships, Relationships & Marriage

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The Darker Side Of Flakiness

Everyone has a flaky friend. You may even be that friend. Flakiness refers to canceling plans a very short time before said plans are about to begin and is a trend generally attributed to people’s overscheduled lives, conflicting commitments, ...

Jan 27

Categories: Friendships

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Why Preteen Friendships Are Fleeting

Can you remember who your best friend was in seventh grade? If you are having difficulty, it could be because relationships at that age are often short-lived. Half don't last a year. The friendships that do last can be predicted based on demographic ...

Jan 18

Categories: Friendships

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The Seemingly Harmless Word That Can Kill a Friendship

It’s a word that’s stealthily driving your friends away, and it’s time to eliminate it from your social vocabulary.

Oct 15

Categories: Friendships

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The Mixed Blessing of Workplace Friendships

According to a recent New York Times article by psychological scientist Adam Grant, “We may be underestimating the impact of workplace friendships on our happiness — and our effectiveness.”

Oct 2

Categories: Friendships, Workplace Issues

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A psychologist reveals 'the single biggest predictor of human ...

When psychologist Arthur Aron was a graduate student in the 1960s, he was looking around for something to study for his dissertation. But he didn't want just any topic. He wanted to find one "that people thought couldn't be studied scientifically ...

Sep 25

Categories: Friendships, Happiness, Relationships & Marriage

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