Macho programs promise self-fulfillment through hardcore military-style training. But are they just a fix for an epidemic of male loneliness?
VICE's resident men's advice columnist Rhys Thomas weighs in on where to start when it's time to talk.
Fear of vulnerability can turn into loneliness, and loneliness can turn into depression.
“When you can’t possibly escape anything, all you can be left with is talking to walls and inanimate objects.”
Dog trainers are getting crushed with extreme cases, thanks to owners who saw pandemic pups as a loneliness fix but didn’t start with good training.
There’s a name for that feeling when you crave time to yourself but don’t get it. It’s the mirror image of loneliness—“aloneliness.”
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“Most people count the days until Christmas; I count the days until it’s over. Nobody teaches you how to celebrate the holidays without your parents.”
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Our longing for human touch is wired into our bodies and without it, the “skin hunger” or touch deprivation can hit us hard.