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Are you feeling lonely during social distancing? Goal-setting can help you overcome loneliness and find fulfillment

Amid COVID-19, many of us are experiencing feelings of loneliness, as we’re spending significantly less time with our friends, family, and others—and video chat only goes so far. Overcoming these lonely feelings is crucial to the state of your mental health, but doing so during social distancing is tough; this…

Our pets love us unconditionally: They bring us endless fun, joy, and comfort which all prove beneficial to our mental health

Pets can bring an overwhelming amount of fun, joy, and love to our lives—additionally, they can help to soothe any feelings of loneliness. Dogs, cats, and other pets love their owners unconditionally and in showing this love are able to help us feel happy again. The positive impact doesn’t stop…

Is my sex life normal? Understanding the hallmarks and causes of sex addiction (Updated)

Hallmarks of Sex Addiction While people are starting to recognize the prevalence and problems created by excessive sexualized activities and pornography, what is broadly termed “sex addiction” remains cloaked in mystery, even for many therapists. One of the challenges in defining and treating sex addiction is the fact that sex…

Loneliness is one of many struggles that come with depression. Here’s how you can defy the disease and work through these lonely feelings

Depression has a way of making you feel all alone in the world, disconnected from the rest of humanity; fortunately, however, you can object to and resolve these feelings. The first matter of business is to understand the relationship between loneliness and depression: loneliness in depression isn’t usually due to…

Understanding and moving on from the pain of abandonment: Here’s how you can address abandonment issues and the lonely feelings that come with these issues

Abandonment issues can leave you feeling completely hopeless and alone in this world—but you can take action and pull out of this low level of despair. First, you must take a good, long look at what happened. You can’t ignore or avoid what happened or those difficult feelings that resulted…

If you struggle with feeling lonely when you’re single, take a deep look within and find fulfillment in yourself

Many people struggle with feeling lonely with they don’t have a significant other to spend time and share in life with. That being said, you don’t need another to fulfill you: you can enjoy the single life and find fulfillment without a romantic partner. To overcome your lonely feelings and…

If you’re feeling lonely after a breakup, fill that empty void with healthy activities and learn to prioritize yourself

One unfortunate result of splitting from your significant other is feeling lonely—you’re used to putting all of this time and effort into another, but now you have that time and effort at your disposal. Look at this newfound time and energy in a positive light: dedicate it to healthy, enjoyable…