The death of a close friend can be as painful as the death of a family member. And when the loss occurs right around the holidays, it can be especially hard.
A woman wonders whether she should attend the wake—given that the friendship has exploded.
She lost a friend to cancer; now the friend’s widower is ignoring her.
It can be tricky to know when to give a friend “a pass”—and how much to overlook after trauma or loss.
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…
Incredibly moving friendship story by Joyce Wadler of the New York Times
My colleague, Linda Ligenza–a social worker and life coach who is also an expert on trauma–recently penned a guest post here entitled, Trauma, Trust and Friendship. She offered some self-help tips for coping with traumatic experiences, particularly as they affect friendships. Since that post, a visitor to the blog wrote me asking for more information. […]