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Making Friends

A shy teen feels she isn’t popular with male or female friends

Being popular isn’t as important as cultivating friendships with one or two people whose company you enjoy.

November 28, 2014 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Making friends: Leery right from the start

Making friends: Leery right from the start

November 24, 2014 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

Keeping Friends

Reader Wisdom: What friends should and shouldn’t say when someone loses a job

A reader loses a job under difficult circumstances and suggests some ways that friends can be more or less supportive and helpful.

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Friendship etiquette: How to explain not being invited to mutual friends

A woman feels awkward explaining that she wasn’t invited to a get-together.

December 12, 2014 | By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

Resolving Problems

Happy Endings: Do you have a friendship story to share?

Happy Endings: Do you have a friendship story to share?

Have you been able to resolve a friendship problem so it had a happy ending? if so please post on this thread.

December 2, 2014 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

My friend wants me to store her stuff: How can I say no?

A woman feels uncomfortable telling her friend she can’t store her stuff.

November 30, 2014 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Handling Breakups

What can you do when a friendship abruptly ends?

What can you do when a friendship abruptly ends?

November 16, 2014 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Friendship: A matter of trust

Can you be friends with someone whom you aren’t sure you can trust?

October 11, 2014 | By | 17 Replies Continue Reading

Having No Friends

Feeling friendless after a marriage falls apart

Life transitions can topple relationships, leaving someone feeling friendless.

November 9, 2014 | By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

Unable to make friends: I feel like a failure waiting to die

A 61-year-old woman has no friends and feels like a total failure

September 28, 2014 | By | 36 Replies Continue Reading

Other Advice

Friendship by the Book: Big Little Lies by Lianne Moriarity

Friendship by the Book: Big Little Lies by Lianne Moriarity

The novel Big Little Lies offers some keen insights into female friendships.

December 9, 2014 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Having problems making friends at a small school

A seventh-grader is having problems making friends at her private school.

December 8, 2014 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
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