Losing One's 'Dopamine Fix' | Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

February 17, 2015 4:08 PM

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Losing One's 'Dopamine Fix' | Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

After my husband died, I had a very hard time adjusting to singlehood. Although living in a retirement community helped me survive those awful first months, I was still lonely and bereft.

The way I helped myself was by trying to understand what was happening to me. So I started talking to recent widows and widowers and found that the word they most often used to describe what they were feeling was "loneliness." So I asked myself, what does "loneliness" mean? Is it the lack of a compa...

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