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Why does it hurt so much when we get ghosted? A psychologist explains

The uncertainty of ghosting is not really what causes us pain. Instead, it hits us at an even greater point of human vulnerability: Our desire to belong and be loved. Behavioral scientist Michelle Drouin PhD tells us why.
Posted Aug 2022

Comparing yourself to others is a sure route to misery — 5 ways to turn it into action instead

Most of us are familiar with the icky feelings that arise when we see acquaintances sharing their triumphs and successes on social media. Authors Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy tell you how to take our discomfort -- and use it to better understand ourselves and what we want.
Posted Jun 2022

Here’s why we long for that perfect love to arrive — even when we’re happily coupled

If you secretly wonder if your soulmate is out there -- even though you're in a great relationship -- we have news: There's nothing wrong with you. Author Susan Cain explains what this longing reveals about us and about being human.  
Posted Apr 2022
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