How to Cope With One of the Scariest Fears of All: Solitude

October 26, 2014 12:55 PM

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How to Cope With One of the Scariest Fears of All: Solitude

Halloween is the time when we poke fun at fear -- which winds cultural tradition and recreation and playfulness into one. But it's also an attempt to gain control over fear by, well, mocking it. But one of those monsters doesn't have a costume: It's the fear of being alone.

Whether you feel full-on afraid or just mildly anxious, for many, being without another person or a distraction, and left to your own thoughts and fears, is incredibly discomforting, which is why we tend to schedule up and smother ourselves with activity, whether that's watching television while you...

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