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My friend came into money

January 13, 2014 | By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

When a woman’s friend comes into money, it threatens their relationship

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50 and no…

December 12, 2013 | By | 29 Replies Continue Reading

A woman googles “50 and no…” to search for answers for her loneliness

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Colleague, mentor or friend? How to avoid feeling used

December 2, 2013 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Whether you are a mentor or friend, you may need to set boundaries.

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Friendship: Are my expectations too high?

November 22, 2013 | By | 36 Replies Continue Reading

Sometimes expectations need to be tempered because different people have different styles and approaches to friendship.

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Reader Wisdom: When your teen feels like an outcast

November 22, 2013 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

A young reader shares her experience of feeling like an outcast and offers advice to parents of teens.

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Friends and weddings

November 20, 2013 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
Friends and weddings

Wedding expert Sharon Naylor offers some advice on friends and weddings.

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Can a friendship overcome a terrible betrayal?

February 28, 2013 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

Whether a friendship can survive after a betrayal depends on whether the friend who was betrayed is able to forgive.

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Rx for Loneliness: Get out of the house!

September 13, 2012 | By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

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 [...]

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No friends: Don’t tell me to join a group

Some people are joiners and others aren’t. There are other ways to meet new people—but you need to discover how and it may take more time and effort. QUESTION Hi Irene, I am a forty-something woman, no kids. I used to have friends, a life, and a career. Then we moved to a rural area for [...]

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From the Friendship Forums – On Learning from Past Mistakes

April 18, 2012 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

I’ve had years of unsuccessful female relationships. I’m 46 years old now and have no true friends anymore. I’ve really looked at myself and my former friends to learn from past mistakes. My personal opinion is that many, not all, of the mistakes my friends and I made are more typical of women than men. [...]

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