ERP 216: What To Know About Loneliness And Relationship

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In last weeks episode, ERP 215, we discussed how connection to other people really begins with our connection to ourself.

In this episode, Dr. Jessica Higgins discusses: 

  • What loneliness is and how we experience it. 
  • The 3 dimensions of loneliness, and how we need all three to thrive.
  • How our expectations and cultural messages influence loneliness. 
  • The consequences and health risks of loneliness. 

“Medicine and technology may fail us at times, but human connection grounded in love and compassion always heals.” by Dr. Vivek Murthy

  • How shame and mental health issues interact with loneliness. 
  • How loneliness is experienced differently among men and women. 
  • Ways to build connection and emotional fitness. 

“We all have a deep and abiding need to be seen for who we are – as fully dimensional, complex, and vulnerable human beings. We all need to know that we matter and that we are loved. These are the deep-seated needs that secure relationships satisfy, and when they are met, we tend to live healthier, more productive and more rewarding lives. When they go unmet, we suffer.” by Dr. Vivek Murthy


Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World, by Dr. Vivek Murthy

ERP 215: How To Deal With Being “Alone Together (podcast)

ERP 213: How Shame And Grandiosity Relate To Self-Esteem – An Interview With Terry Real (podcast)

ERP 210: How Emotionally Intelligent Men Are Key To A Lasting Relationship – An Interview With Kyle Benson (podcast)

Dr. Vivek Murthy and Brené on Loneliness and Connection (podcast)

ERP 083: How Vibrant Community Helps Support Healthy Relationship – With Christiane Pelmas (podcast)

ERP 017: What To Do When You Are Feeling Lonely In Relationship – Part Two (podcast)

ERP 016: What To Do When You Are Feeling Lonely In Relationship – Part One (podcast)

ERP 110: How To Manage Two Majorly Conflicting Needs In Relationship (podcast) (podcast)


ERP 216: What To Know About Loneliness And Relationship

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