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

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

by Kory Floyd

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440582097
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 05/01/2015
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 373,250
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 5

Introduction: "Brother, Can You Spare a Hug?" 7

Part 1 Why Do People Need Social Connection? 15

Chapter 1 Hungry for Connection 17

Chapter 2 Why We Love 41

Chapter 3 How Affection Helps 65

Part 2 How Affection Hungry Are You? 97

Chapter 4 Affection Hunger and You 99

Chapter 5 Living in an Affection Famine 123

Chapter 6 The Misguided Paths We Follow 151

Part 3 Six Strategies to Overcome Loneliness 179

Chapter 7 Strategy #1: Be Open to Receiving Affection 181

Chapter 8 Strategy #2: Invite and Model the Type of Relationship You Seek 195

Chapter 9 Strategy #3: Recognize Diversity in Affection Displays 207

Chapter 10 Strategy #4: Nurture a Variety of Affectionate Relationships 221

Chapter 11 Strategy #5: Beware of Toxic Affection 235

Chapter 12 Strategy #6: Be Optimistic But Realistic 253

Conclusion: The End of Loneliness 269

For Further Reading 271

About the Author 272

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The Loneliness Cure: Six Strategies for Finding Real Connections in Your Life 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Nancy233 More than 1 year ago
First, I will say that I received this book as a door prize in a writer's group I attend, but I do not personally or professionally know the author. Like other self-help books The Loneliness Cure names and explains the problem, tells how the problem came to be, and provides practical ways to correct the problem. And it does a good job with these things, too. One of the strategies (Recognize Diversity in Affection Displays) reminds me of The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. Not everyone displays affection the same way or has the same way they like to receive affection. Floyd explains this well and gives doable suggestions to deal with it. The author doesn't sugar-coat the problem or the solutions. He offers practical explanations, ample opportunities to 'Try this' or 'Ask yourself', and ends each chapter with a section entitled 'stop and reflect'. The layout is pleasant and not distracting which helps makes the reading smooth.