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Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D.
It's not the holidays that increase the suicide rate; it's the post-holiday let-down and loss of connection that can lead to increased risk.
Narcissists who are especially effective at winning the affection and praise of others may also leave a trail of broken relationships.
It’s an interesting phenomenon that people often desire what is forbidden. Wanting what you can’t have can be seductive.
The harder you look for what’s gone wrong in your life, the easier that target will be to hit.
Narcissists don't maintain normal relationships; they use people to meet their own needs.
When a romantic partner makes you feel like an accessory rather than an equal partner, something is amiss.
Getting “Back to Human” is an important goal and the book provides a blueprint for understanding ways that you can do just that.
The irony of social media is that it makes our virtual selves available 24/7—but our devotion to the medium can leave some people in real life isolation.
The polarizing issues in the world today require a new perspective. Each side must acknowledge that "we both may be right in some ways, and wrong in some others."
Men are more likely to relapse from recovery when they're at the top of their game. Women tend to relapse when they feel bad.
If we can find true north by looking at the stars, who's to say that we won't find our true path by how the planets are aligned?
Keeping older adults alive longer may not be as important as helping young and midlife adults actually live to see older adulthood.
Men named John, James, Michael, David, Robert, and Daniel are more likely to be found in the C-Suites than any females in many professional fields.
Shared activities and life events connect us with potential virtual friends, and their proximity seals the deal—allowing us to carry our support group in our pockets.
The strength of the hold of an addiction on your child is a predictor of the magnitude of the fight you will face.
If you're going to "talk dirty" to someone, you're more likely to win their heart if you do it in a way that showcases your intelligence and creativity.
The shape of communication and connection may shift with technology, but the shape and substance of healthy friendships reflects a half dozen key rules.
No matter how far technology takes us, there is still no way to escape the need to avoid isolation and to connect with others.
The addiction epidemic affects not only the individuals caught in the web of addiction, but also their parents, who may be overwhelmed by a flood of conflicting emotions.
Technology is, ironically, an isolating method of staying connected to others. Kids need new rules to get them back into a community.
Parents learn that they cannot protect their children from the world, but the sadder fact is that they cannot protect a child from him or herself.
Optimists have positive expectations, but life doesn’t always deliver what is expected.
Low self-esteem can keep a person in a relationship with a narcissist a lot longer than they should stay. Know when you're worth more than what a sexual narcissist offers.
When the last child leaves home, there's often a strange mash-up of grief and relief all rolled into one!
What are some of the reasons that people shy away from physical touch? What are the benefits of learning to enjoy a warm embrace with someone you care for?
Narcissists can be engaging and entertaining, but when the shine wears off and you're feeling used, it may be time to exit gracefully.
If you and your partner are more likely to "fight it out" than "hug it out," you are putting your health at risk.
"Generation Lonely" isn't just the older adult population. Young adults feel the effects of emotional isolation, too.
New mothers may be surprised when the harsh reality of motherhood doesn't match the fantasized version. How do you know when the baby blues have lasted too long?
New findings suggest that today’s young adults are the loneliest generation ever. Can we blame the Internet?
Suzanne Degges-White, Ph.D., is a licensed counselor and professor at Northern Illinois University.