At the beginning of the school year, The Friendship Doctor always receive lots of questions from students who are worried about making friends at a new school—as well notes from their concerned parents. Whatever your age or circumstances, change is hard and can be challenging to friendships.
Listen to Dr. Levine’s interview on “Friendships After 50” that recently aired on the radio show, Chronologically Gifted.
A friendship grows more tenuous and complicated with time and distance.
How should someone respond to a friend’s blunt criticism?
It’s hard to turn down a neighbor but good boundaries make good neighbors.
Income disparities can challenge even long-term friendships.
A woman wonders is she should confront a friend whose values are suspect.
Regardless of age and circumstances, have a falling out with a close friend is always painful.
Writing in The Telegraph (UK), journalist Maria Lally writes about midlife loneliness.
A shy young woman worries about having no close friends to ask as bridesmaids.
In this piece for Brides magazine, Jillian Kramer tackles the problem of telling a close friend that she can’t bring a plus-one (date) to the wedding.
A student feels uncomfortable with an awkward online friendship.