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In the Media – On parenting shy kids (Highlights Magazine)

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In the Media – On parenting shy kids (Highlights Magazine)

Journalist Molly Lopez asked three experts about parenting shy kids in a recent article in Highlights Magazine.

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Loneliness as a grandparent

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After learning her son plans a permanent move overseas, a grandparent feels a sense of loneliness and loss.

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Reader Wisdom: Making friends by doing things alone

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Reader Wisdom: Making friends by doing things alone

A reader (Susan61) discusses how she made friends by overcoming her fear of doing things alone.

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Supporting friends living with depression

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A friend asks how to respond to her friends living with depression who seem on-again, off-again.

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In the Media – Tips for Reviving a Lapsed Friendship (Bustle)

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In the Media – Tips for Reviving a Lapsed Friendship (Bustle)

Writing for Bustle, Georgina Lawton lays out some practical rules for reviving a lapsed friendship.

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In the Media – On reviving a dead friendship (New York Magazine)

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In the Media – On reviving a dead friendship (New York Magazine)

In New York Magazine, journalist Cari Romm writes an article, entitled, “A Psychologist Explains How To Revive a Dead Friendship.”

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My friend asks too many questions

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My friend asks too many questions

How do you handle a friend who asks too many questions…to the extent that you are feeling interrogated?

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In a rut and unable to make friends

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A woman feels in a rut—unable to make friends, even though she is on meds and has seen therapists.

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Is there a kind way to end this friendship?

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Is there a kind way to end this friendship?

Regretful about reconnecting, a reader asks whether there is a kind way to put the kibosh on an unsatisfying friendship.

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In the Media – 9 Friendship Lessons from Favorite Best Friends (HuffPo)

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In the Media – 9 Friendship Lessons from Favorite Best Friends (HuffPo)

Our favorite best friends are probably are own. But who doesn’t enjoy watching and reading about the besties of the rich and famous?

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