Researchers Confront an Epidemic of Loneliness

In Britain, loneliness is being viewed as a public health concern worth noticing. Researchers have found loneliness to be connected to declines in physical and cognitive health. As social beings, we are in need of social connection and support to thrive. Read on to learn more about the facinating research done on loneliness and its effects. 

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Topics:
  • Social Pressure & Support
    Understanding and managing the influence of friends and family on romantic relationships and vice-versa
    Human Development
    Changes in romantic relationship development, priorities, and issues at different ages
    Physical Health
    Physical health in romantic relationships
    Stress, Resilience, & Coping
    How to manage stress coming from outside or inside a romantic relationship
    Life Transitions
    Managing the uncertainty and competing demands that come with certain life transitions (going to college, starting a career, moving, etc.) while in or preparing for a romantic relationship
  • Sleepless in Seattle

    Could better sleep help our relationships? Read what was learned from tracking 78 couples over a 2-week period who were asked to make notes daily about their sleep quality and any arguments they had as a couple. Would you believe that even one night of poor sleep was associated with increased conflict in the relationship the next day? Yet another reason sleep is important. 

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    Topics:
  • Communication & Conflict
    The delicate art of communication in romantic relationships
    Dating, Courtship, & Relationship Development
    Understanding relationship development and strategies for successfully beginning and fostering a romantic relationship
    Marriage
    The civil, religious, and relational aspects of marriage and how to make it successful
    Parenting/Transition to Parenthood
    Recognizing the interaction between parenting and romantic relationship quality and how to sustain your relationship throughout the life stage of parenthood
    Physical Health
    Physical health in romantic relationships
    Preventing Relationship Distress & Instability
    Factors that decrease risk and increase protective factors of romantic relationships
    Stress, Resilience, & Coping
    How to manage stress coming from outside or inside a romantic relationship