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Marriage

Their Numbers Are Growing, But They Are Ignored: Adriana Savu Tells Us about Singles in Romania

[Bella’s intro: When I learned that scholar Adriana Savu had been studying single people in Romania, I asked if she would share what she had learned. I am so grateful that she agreed. Previously, she told me how she got interested in this topic. Here, she tells us about the place of single people in Romanian scholarship, and about the rise of single people in Romanian society.]



Psychology

When Feeling Invisible Feels Good

Feeling invisible can be painful. Dr. Margaret Rutherford wrote about that here at Psych Central in an article that was one of the most popular posts on the site for days. In “The loneliness and shame of feeling invisible,” she defined feeling invisible as:
“Like you don’t matter. As if you aren’t a vital part of things. As if you are being overlooked or seen only for what you can do instead of for who you are. You’re an object — not a real human being.”


Marriage

Singlism in the Supermarket

At the supermarket, the person scanning my groceries was talking to the person bagging my groceries about another employee. She said that the other employee was stressing out about her job, but she had nothing to be stressed about: “She has no husband, no kids. She has nothing! I have a husband and two kids.” Then she looked at me as if she expected me to agree with her.



General

Secrets and Lies in Psychotherapy: We Now Know More Than We Ever Did Before

Psychotherapy is a topic of endless fascination and has been for more than a century. PsycINFO, a database of publications in psychology and related disciplines dating back to 1883, includes more than 38,000 books on psychotherapy, more than 178,000 articles in scholarly journals, and close to 10,000 dissertations and theses. And yet, not until the publication of Secrets and Lies in Psychotherapy in 2019 has there been such a wide-ranging, authoritative, research-based consideration of the place of deceit in psychotherapy.