Reflection About Friendship And Love

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The chapter of friendship and love has basic qualities most persons face in their everyday relationships, with that being said while reading this chapter the first thing that stood out to me was how men and women rate what they are looking for in a partner. Ranking Men Women 1 Intelligence Humor 2 Good looks Intelligence 3 Humor Honesty 4 Honesty Kindness 5 Attractive face Values 6…show more content…
After looking at the research maybe I can think of engaging in online friendships and this can also help me to socialize more. The fifth thing that stood out to me in this chapter is, the personal consequences associated with chronic loneliness can be painful and sometimes overwhelming: low self-esteem, hostility, depression, alcoholism, psychosomatic illness, and, possibly, suicide (McWhirter,1990). Chronic loneliness is also associated with immune system deficits and is a predictor of a number of diseases, including cardiovascular disease and cancer (Hawkley & Cacioppo, 2009; Loving et al., 2006). Although there are no simple solutions to loneliness, there are some effective ones. After reading this chapter I realized that I had a lot of misconceptions of towards situations in life. I always knew being lonely can be problematic but to the extent that it can lead to disease, this was very new to me. Changes I will definitely make are, I will try to be more active I will also try to be more kind to persons in my life. Because I did not know there was something called chronic loneliness and this can be deadly. So I will have more friends and love my friends, family and partner in order to avoid me being lonely in the
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