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Key-keeper friends who watch over your home

August 25, 2016 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading
Key-keeper friends who watch over your home

When you give a key to friends to watch over your home, what are their obligations?

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In the Media – An Uncommon Friendship (The Wall Street Journal)

August 23, 2016 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
In the Media – An Uncommon Friendship (The Wall Street Journal)

An inspiring article in The Wall Street Journal describes an uncommon friendship between two friends, one with special needs and one without.

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Reluctant to let go of a friend with a different lifestyle

August 22, 2016 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A young woman can’t decide whether her friend’s “different lifestyle” is reason to give up on the friendship

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In the Media – The Friendship Cull: Taking Stock of Friendships (Stylist)

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In the Media – The Friendship Cull: Taking Stock of Friendships (Stylist)

It’s important to periodically take stock of and cull your friendships, says Amy Lewis writing on Stylist.

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In the Media – Making and keeping friends as an adult (Nylon)

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In the Media – Making and keeping friends as an adult (Nylon)

An article in Nylon Magazine highlights the challenges of making and keeping friends as an adult.

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Worried about the future

August 20, 2016 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

A woman is “saved” by a man 30 years older than her but is worried about the future.

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In the Media – Tips for making friendships after 50 (Michigan Prime)

August 19, 2016 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – Tips for making friendships after 50 (Michigan Prime)

It’s vitally important to make friends after 50, but what are some practical tips for going about it?

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Hurt by a long time friend

August 14, 2016 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

A woman is hurt when a long time friend ends their friendship.

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Dropped by an old friend

August 10, 2016 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

A woman laments being dropped by an old friend when she needed her most.

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In the Media – On Decluttering Friendships? Hit Refresh (UK Sun)

August 9, 2016 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
In the Media – On Decluttering Friendships? Hit Refresh (UK Sun)

An article in the UK Sun draws an analogy between decluttering your physical environment and decluttering friendships.

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