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The Quiet Pandemic of Loneliness During Covid-19

The Quiet Pandemic of Loneliness During Covid-19 Loneliness is a miserable state of mind whether we are in a global pandemic or it’s just another Tuesday night alone with Netflix. For people who are single during Covid-19, the loneliness and isolation may seem even more acute. With social distancing practices being recommended to avoid transmission… Read More The Quiet Pandemic of Loneliness During Covid-19

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Are Women Pressured into Unhealthy People-Pleasing?

Men and women have different life experiences. Although common gender dichotomies are much more a reflection of social programming than biological nature, they exist in many aspects of life. One clear example is the differential experiences men and women have with respect to people-pleasing. But regardless of whether you’re a man or a woman, you’re… Read More Are Women Pressured into Unhealthy People-Pleasing?

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People Pleasing and Self-Destruction

Self-Destruction and the Trap of People Pleasing Helping others feels undeniably good. The positive vibes we get from helping rewards our sense of purpose and meaning. It is understandable that the secondary gain we get from helping (identity rewards) would also be a compelling motivator for selfless behavior.  We all know someone who takes this… Read More People Pleasing and Self-Destruction