Can you offer any advice to someone who is shy and lonely but who also deals with social anxiety disorder? These are people who would like a close friend or several, but for whom speaking with someone can be intimidating, and for whom social events can be overwhelming or even frightening.
Close To A Shy Guy
There’s no doubt we live in the age of the self-focused “selfie.” We even tend to use self-perceptions to evaluate how others interpret and see us. This happens so automatically that we often don't even realize it. Today, Dr. Chris Grace explains how we can combat our harsh, often damaging self-perceptions.
With technology becoming more and more a part of our world, it is important to address the use of technology within relationships. Technology has the opportunity to strengthen, but also be detrimental to relationships. Today, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff explain how to strengthen relationships through navigating the use of technology.
Our culture does not show how to handle disagreements well. Have you noticed? We are continually told that everyone can have their own perspective, but if you tell someone that you are right and they are wrong, that is close-minded or hurtful. We need to learn how to express our opinions and respect the opinions of others in a humble way that will encourage conversation rather than be divisive.
How important is it to be able to influence the decisions or direction in your relationships? A vital part of relationships is listening to each other. But, if your opinions or thoughts do not impact another person, is that something that should be addressed? Today, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff and Dr. Chris Grace talk through when you are not able to influence people close to you and what that might mean in your relationships.
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