When I was growing up, one of my favorite TV shows was That Girl, a popular sitcom featuring the beautiful Marlo Thomas as a feisty young ingenue who moved to New York to make it on her own. At a time when most women went directly from their parents’ homes to that of their husbands, the premise of the show was pathbreaking—and inspiring. What fun it was when Marlo, as editor of MarloThomas.com, reached out to me last week to ask my advice about making friends.
Whether or not to disclose depends on WHY you want to tell someoner she’s your best friend.
I have a girlfriend who, over the past couple of years, has begun making subtle and insidious personal attacks on me. She is very sneaky and calculating to me but acts “sweet” to everyone else in our group.
How do you end a friendship when your friend’s partner who is intrusive and foul-mouthed?
Each of my women friends has — or had — good qualities, but ultimately, the positive didn’t outweigh the negative. Is my laziness in trying to make new (better, more compatible) friends an aging thing?