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This Chatbot Helps You Talk to the Vaccine Deniers in Your Life

Parents who don’t want to vaccinate their kids may seem so distant from the rest of us that it’s hard to understand how they formed their views. But they all probably had friends and family who were around at the time, but didn’t know what to say. Read more...
Tags: Vaccines, Health, Conversation, Relationships, Social Gps, Friendship, Kids, Parenting


7 Considerations When Leaving Your Marriage, Part Two

This is Part Two in a series, to read Part One click here. In the last article I highlighted three important considerations to think about before leaving your marriage: Be sure, be kind, and the guilt you might experience about leaving. These three considerations are very much about you and your internal dialogue and in this post, we’ll see how the next stages are very much influenced by those around us. You’re Going to Be Seen as the Bad Person: Your partner (and Children) will see yo...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Relationships, Friendship, Communication, Divorce, Self-help, Perspective, Doubt, Marriage And Divorce, Projection, Don


The average lifespan of a friendship? 10 years. Here’s why.

Some friendships last a lifetime, but most have a lifespan. In the U.S., best friends tend to last for 10 years on average, says Nicholas Christakis.In friendships, one person may begin to defect or "free ride", which causes the other person to choose between cooperation or defection. People tend to choose the latter so they won't be taken advantage of.A certain amount of social fluidity, taking a breather from a friendship, can actually make a friendship last longer. ...
Tags: Psychology, Life, Relationships, Friendship, Society, Innovation, Collaboration, Communications, Nicholas Christakis


Shu Tsukiyama - A Gourmet’s Chase for a Taste of Real Friendship (Tokyo Ghoul)

“Kaneki…would never forget about me. We shall spend time together again..!! Kaneki!! Let little Hinami, Banjo, and his underlings be there too!! We’ll make up for lost time!!” One of the most... More after the jump!
Tags: Psychology, Religion, Friendship, Mental Health, Anime, Manga, Glory Days, Tokyo Ghoul, Tokyo Ghoul:re, Shu Tsukiyama, Chasing The Past, Hinami Banjo


10 Ways to be a Better Friend to a Girlfriend with Breast Cancer

Girlfriendology, the online community for women based on female friendship, is observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month by sharing 10 ways to be a better friend to a girlfriend with breast cancer. The lessons come from women who have undergone treatment for breast cancer. They are friends of Girlfriendology.com founder Debba Haupert who shared their honest opinions and insights. Haupert points out that this can be a difficult topic for many, and that every woman faces cancer differently, so one ...
Tags: Health, Breast Cancer, Life, Cancer, Friendship, Breast, United States, Newsroom, Don, Plato, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Girlfriends, Girlfriend INSPIRATION, Better Friend, Debba Haupert, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Friendships – The Key To Happiness

You're reading Friendships – The Key To Happiness, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. I often recommend to others who seek to do what I tried, DON’T! It is too dangerous – you are taking an awful risk. It is not wise to isolate yourself for twelve months and spend hour upon hour peering inside, facing your worst pains and fears, trying to see beyond them for answers that might not...
Tags: Psychology, Featured, Relationships, Friendship, Happiness, US, Sydney, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Pickthebrain, Winfried Sedoff


A Subtle Friendship Lesson from Gintama

If you ask Gintama fans on what arc was one of the most emotional to them, it was the Mitsuba Okita arc. It’s still one of my favorite Gintama stories ever as I even wrote about it years ago. That... More after the jump!
Tags: Psychology, Religion, Friendship, Anime, Manga, Luck, Gintama, True Friendship, Mitsuba Okita, Sogo Okita


I’m No Longer Allowed to Enjoy Something with My Friend

Hello. For my issue, it might seem silly. I feel as if I’m no longer allowed to enjoy something with my friend G. My friend G and I enjoy certain things together, like the video game of Splatoon. I find it great to talk to her about that game that we love so much. However, I got into Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and at first, she wasn’t into it. All of a sudden, she changes her mind and tries to make it her own thing. It’s like you get into the sport of basketball, and your friend gets i...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Friendship, Disappointment, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Jealousy, Zelda


What Signs Are Most Susceptible To Having Friends Sabotage Their Relationships?

It’s common to see women who have friends who sabotage their relationships.  A woman finds a man she likes. Her friends all weigh in to say he’s not good enough for her. I’m not talking about women in their 20’s. … Read More... Continue reading What Signs Are Most Susceptible To Having Friends Sabotage Their Relationships? at ElsaElsa .
Tags: Psychology, Friendship, Dating, Jealousy, Astrology, Real Life, Relating


How to Dump a Friend

A few years ago, one of my best friends from college broke up with me. “I think it might be healthier if we took a step back from constantly talking to each other,” she wrote in an email. “Maybe one day we’ll see eye to eye, but for now this feels unhealthy.”Read more...
Tags: Etiquette, Friendship, Mental Health, Lifehacks, Friend Breakups


How to Talk to a Friend Struggling With Their Mental Health

When a friend is trying to open up to you about their depression, anxiety, or other mental health issue, it can be hard to know how to respond. We’ve come a long way, but there is still considerable stigma to admitting that you’re coping with mental health issues. If your friend is talking to you at all, they’re…Read more...
Tags: Friendship, Support, Mental Health, Depression, Lifehacks


5 Ways to Let Go of a Friendship

When a marriage dissolves, there is legal process that involves steps of grieving the end of the relationship. Signing papers, although painful, acknowledges the end of years together and also signifies freedom to move on to a new life. Broken friendships, however, have no process in place. Oftentimes the ending is muddled, with confusion over what went wrong and whether or not there is any chance of reconciliation. The broken bond can be just as traumatic as a divorce, especially if you have ye...
Tags: Psychology, Grief, General, Relationships, Friends, Friendship, Vulnerability, Self-help, Betrayal, Loss, Rejection, Abandonment, Journal, Grief And Loss, Coping Skills, Henri Nouwen


How to spot high-conflict people before it's too late

Here's a fast fact about high-conflict people: life is better when you avoid them. Bill Eddy, mediation expert and president of the High Conflict Institute, describes them not only as difficult but also potentially dangerous. So how can we avoid becoming a target in their path of destruction? First, you have to be able to recognize them, says Eddy. They tend to share these four key characteristics: a preoccupation with blaming others, all-or-nothing thinking, unmanaged emotions, and extreme beha...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Friendship, Personality, Innovation, Fear, Emotions, Eddy, Bill Eddy, High Conflict Institute


New Study Shows Most Americans Are Lonely

If you are feeling lonely, you’re not alone. A recent study involving 340 San Diego County residents of various ages has found that loneliness is shockingly widespread.1 The study suggests that there is a 76% prevalence of moderate to severe loneliness in American society. This is a bombshell statistic. After all, our country has enshrined the pursuit of happiness in its constitution and prides itself on having a high standard of living (twelfth in the world), which apparently doesn’t equate wit...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Friendship, Happiness, Social Media, Personal, Self-help, Depression, Social Life, Spirituality, Un, San Diego County, Loneliness, University Of California San Diego, Mental Health And Wellness


Can relationship anarchy create a world without heartbreak?

Can you imagine a world without heartbreak? Not without sadness, disappointment or regret – but a world without the sinking, searing, all-consuming ache of lost love. A world without heartbreak is also a world where simple acts cannot be transformed, as if by sorcery, into moments of sublime significance. Because a world without heartbreak is a world without love – isn't it?More precisely, it might be a world without love's most adulated form: romantic love. For many people, romantic love is the...
Tags: Psychology, Gender, Marriage, Sex, Relationships, Love, Friendship, Trust, Happiness, Communication, Feminism, Innovation, Gender Equality, Nordgren, Dorothy Tennov, Andie Nordgren


The Surprising Meaning of Loneliness and How to Beat it

Loneliness is a common condition affecting around one in three adults.   The prevalence of loneliness has also increased over the past few decades. Compared to the 1980s, the number of people living alone in the US has increased by about one-third. When Americans were asked about the number of people that they can confide in, the number dropped from three in 1985 to two in 2004.  In the UK, 21% to 31% of people report that they feel lonely some of the time, and surveys in other parts of th...
Tags: Psychology, UK, London, Relationships, Friendship, Happiness, US, Resilience, Loneliness, Connection, Association, Miller, Coping, Cacioppo, Goossens, Masi


Common Threads of Well-Being: 5 Ideas that Influence and Integrate

The concept of well-being has many facets, yet themes weave through all stages of development and point to critical aspects of how and with whom we spend time. Money can’t buy love, but up to a certain level it is crucial to well-being. Health and relationships matter, and pursuing goals deemed personally worthwhile also impact well-being. While there are no formulas there are fundamentals that, when understood and applied, can improve the quality of being and integrate the roles and activities...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Relationships, Friendship, Generosity, Happiness, Communication, Volunteering, Gratitude, Mental Health And Wellness, Gallup, Simon, Abraham Maslow, MASLOW, Panepinto, Rath


How to Tell a New Partner You’ve Been Divorced

It might be a little risky. When a divorce is done and over with, the next thing a new divorcee typically does is meet and date new people — not necessarily to get into another marriage but to find intimacy, companionship, and friendship. After all, everyone gets beat up in the face of the separation, negotiation, and fight. So knowing how to get a guy to like you, a newly divorced woman, can be challenging. And learning how to tell your new boyfriend about your recent divorce — without scari...
Tags: Psychology, Marriage, Relationships, Friendship, Divorce, Intimacy, Dating, Publishers, Marriage And Divorce, Yourtango, Companionship


The Psychology Behind Instilling a Sense of ‘Home’

Home can be your childhood roots and the pizzeria around the corner. Home can be the house you grew up in and the familiar sights, sounds, tastes, and smells that are as familiar to you as the sun rising each day and setting each night. It can be the physical place you reside and the community it bestows.  Home can be the conversations with loved ones at the dinner table about anything and everything. It  can be talking with your friends over a cup of hot tea or coffee. It can be vacations w...
Tags: Psychology, Home, Family, Friendship, Personal, Moving, Memories, Penn State, MASLOW, Homesickness, Baumeister Leary


How to bring more confidence to your conversations

To avoid basing action on external validation, you need to find your "authentic voice" and use it.Finding your voice requires asking the right questions of yourself.There are 3-5 questions that you would generally want to ask people you are talking to.
Tags: Psychology, Video, Leadership, Relationships, Friendship, Communication, Empathy, Language, Innovation, Debate, Jwplatform.com


Visiting The Dying – Was It Providence?

I got a call from a gal last week. She told me about this old lady, I might want to visit. She said she was sick and lonely. If you’re read here awhile, you know I have an affinity to … Read More... Continue reading Visiting The Dying – Was It Providence? at ElsaElsa .
Tags: Health, Death, Friendship, Astrology, Providence, 8th-house, Jupiter in Sagittarius


Ideology drives us apart. Neuroscience can bring us back together.

How can we reach out to people on the other side of the divide? Get to know the other person as a human being before you get to know them as a set of tribal political beliefs, says Sarah Ruger. Don't launch straight into the difficult topics—connect on a more basic level first.To bond, use icebreakers backed by neuroscience and psychology: Share a meal, watch some comedy, see awe-inspiring art, go on a tough hike together—sharing tribulation helps break down some of the mental barriers we have ...
Tags: Psychology, Politics, Friendship, Communication, Neuroscience, Play, Brain, Innovation, Collaboration, Mind, Cooperation, Personal Growth, Charles Koch Foundation, Sarah Ruger Don


Princess Jellyfish - Getting Together in Good Fashion

Growing up as children, we’re led to believe that we can all get along with one another. Adults tell us to be kind towards others. As we get to adolescence, we start to separate into certain groups... More after the jump!
Tags: Psychology, Religion, Friendship, Anime, Manga, Princess Jellyfish, Tsukimi Kurashita, Kuranosuke Koibuchi, Prolonged Contact


What Are You Looking For In Life?

I was talking to my lifelong friend, Ben. This was right before I was going to surgery. I told him at one point, “This is our conversation in case die.”  He’s a Scorpio matched with my 8th house. He told … Read More...
Tags: Psychology, Friendship, Scorpio, Astrology, Real Life, Ben, 8th-house, Ben This


5 Ways to Help a Friend in Trouble

  In this day and right now, someone you know may be going through a hard time. It may be because of a death in the family, a serious relationship that ended, devastating health news,  or something else. What matters is that sometime or other, you may have been on the receiving end of support by a friend and you need to pay it forward. You may think that your friend is probably already receiving lots of help from other people and your help isn’t needed anymore, but there isn’t such a thing ...
Tags: Health, Family, Fashion, Relationships, Friends, Friendship, Health & Fitness, Ridgefield, Relationships & Marriage


Post Anime NYC – On Women and Their Impact on My Life

2017 is a year I will always remember with regards to anime conventions. The Bay Area finally received an anime convention in Crunchyroll Expo, that looks to spearhead the next generation of anime... More after the jump!
Tags: Psychology, Life, Relationships, Religion, Friendship, Loss, Bay Area, Fandom, Crunchyroll Expo


Belief Compassion Dreams – More Picture Books that Inspire

The well of picture books possessing that alluring duality to entertain and inspire never seems to run dry. Here are a few new titles to keep you topped up. Feathers by Phil Cummings and Phil Lesnie Phil Lesnie used pencil, watercolour and a tiny bit of gouache to decorate Cummings’ story of compassion and hope. … Continue reading Belief Compassion Dreams – More Picture Books that Inspire The post Belief Compassion Dreams – More Picture Books that Inspire appeared first on The Boomerang Books ...
Tags: Books, Hope, Animals, Friendship, Belief, Compassion, Mental Health, Resilience, Migration, Emotions, Humanity, Journeys, Multicultural, Cummings, Book Reviews - Childrens and Young Adult, New Book Releases


Why FOMO Is Actually Social Anxiety and What You Should Do About It

You’re probably rolling your eyes at this point when you hear the term FOMO, but bear with me because it turns out that FOMO isn’t about fear of missing information. It’s about feeling anxious that you’re missing out on bonding time with your social group. Here’s what to do about that anxiety.Read more...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Friendship, Mental Health, Anxiety, Social Gps, Emotional Health, life-hacks


Rebuilding Relationships After Rehab

You’ve done it. After years of denial, after suffering many losses (people, jobs, money), you finally looked at your life of addiction and said “Enough.” You went into rehab to quit the addiction and to start a new life. Give yourself enormous credit for that. Making the decision to do it took courage. Staying in the program took commitment and determination. Now you have to meet the challenge of returning to the life you left. You have made major changes. But chances are that the home you a...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Parenting, Relationships, Friends, Friendship, Trust, Habits, Happiness, Personality, Betrayal, Substance Abuse, Addiction, Resentment, Recovery, Alcoholism


New Year, New Chance to Raise Your Self-Esteem

It’s one of the most common concerns I hear in my practice. Clients worry that their self-esteem isn’t high enough for them to succeed in relationships, work, school — almost anything. Not feeling good about themselves, they feel that changing their direction in life is impossible. They want to feel better. They want to feel they deserve better. They want to feel confident and competent again. They want to talk about it in session so they will feel good enough to make changes in life. Pop p...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Friendship, Self-esteem, Dating, New Year's, Gratitude, Motivation And Inspiration, Inspiration & Hope, Holiday Coping, New Year's Resolution, Roy Baumeister, Baumeister, Alfred Adler



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