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Guest Post – How to patch those black hole relationships

August 16, 2014 | By | 15 Replies Continue Reading
Guest Post – How to patch those black hole relationships

Journalist and author Cindy La Ferle writes about “black hole” relationships, why they happen, and why they may not be all that bad.

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My texting friendship seems to be off-track

August 13, 2014 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

What do you do when a texting friendship seems to be one-sided?

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The clique at the temple

How should a grown woman deal with a clique of mean girls at her synagogue?

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Family friendships: When a spat between families spills over to the kids

When family friendships break up, children’s friendships can often be a casualty.

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Parenting and friendship: Teaching kids to do the right thing

A mom worries that her daughter isn’t doing the right thing by disappointing a friend on her birthday.

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Dealing with a needy friend when you have cancer

July 16, 2014 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

When a needy friend tries too hard to be helpful, you may need to set boundaries and take care of yourself.

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My long-time friend disappointed me

A reader asks for advice on how to handle being disappointed by a good friend.

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My 14-year-old daughter was left out by a group

July 6, 2014 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

A mom asks whether she should intervene when her daughter is left out by friends?

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Reader Wisdom: Invited to a home party you don’t want to go to?

When a friend hosting a home party persists, you may need to push back just as hard.

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My career-focused friend isn’t putting any effort into maintaining our friendship

Should I save my friendship or end it if my friend doesn’t put forth the same effort?

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