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?
The words ”wants to end his life” should be cause for concern for any teen parent.
I am a 25-year-old woman who recently moved and made a new circle of friends. I love all of these girls and they’ve really welcomed me into their group with open arms. Because they’re been a tight-knit group for so long, the four of them have inside jokes and memories they love to talk about, which I was obviously not around for.
I have a friend who lost her husband about a year ago. She has also lost most of her friends through her hostile behavior toward them…
Recently, a reader named Peggy sent The Friendship Doctor an email that explains how she combats feelings of loneliness through some of her interests. She challenges other readers to identify the positive ways they keep busy, get out, and connect with friends. You can read her letter (lightly edited) below. What are some ways you keep loneliness at [...]
This week, on the NBC Universal website, Life Goes Strong, I wrote a post about the increasing sense of loneliness and alienation that many women begin to feel at midlife. I think the single most important thing you can do to best reverse these feelings is this: Make it your business to get out of [...]
I have had four very close/ best friends. These are ones whom I shared every aspect of my life with—the ones I go to for real advice and truly respect their opinions. Slowly but surely each one has cut me out, all of this occurring at different points during my life.