The Loneliness Cure: Six Strategies for Finding Real Connections in Your Life

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"F+W Media, Inc.", May 1, 2015 - Self-Help - 272 pages
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Rediscover the benefits of a real-life social network!

Although today's technology allows you to communicate with people all over the globe, it can also leave you feeling disconnected and unhappy in the real world. The Loneliness Cure helps you rediscover the power of socializing in person and finally find the affection you've been longing for. Written by communication expert Kory Floyd, PhD, this valuable guide details the causes of affection hunger, helps you assess your needs, and offers six compelling strategies for attracting more intimacy into your relationships and everyday life. This guidebook details the causes of affection hunger, helps you assess your needs, and shows you how to build genuine connections to those around you.

Whether you're looking to get the undivided attention of a friend, reconnect physically with a romantic partner, or grow closer to your family, this book provides you with the tools you need to lead a healthier, happier, and more affectionate life.

 

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The Loneliness Cure: Six Strategies for Finding Real Connections in Your Life

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In this self-help guide, a communication expert details the effects of "affection hunger" and strategies to make more meaningful connections. Floyd (Human Communication/Arizona State Univ.) notes that ... Read full review

Contents

Brother Can You Spare a Hug?
7
Why We Love
41
How Affection Helps
65
How Affection Hungry Are You?
97
Living in an Affection Famine
123
The Misguided Paths We Follow
151
Six Strategies to Overcome Loneliness
179
Strategy 2 Invite and Model the Type
195
Strategy 4 Nurture a Variety of Affectionate
221
Strategy 5 Beware of Toxic Affection
235
Strategy 6 Be Optimistic
253
The End of Loneliness
269
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Kory Floyd, PhD, is a professor of family and interpersonal communication at Arizona State University, where he has studied communications of affection for more than twenty years. He has been featured on Today, HuffPo Life, NPR, and BBC radio, and in numerous print sources, including Glamour, Women's Health, Redbook, and Seattle Times. He speaks at many engagements each year, and has authored several textbooks about communications skills and personal relationships. You can visit his website at www.koryfloyd.com.

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