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Friendship and loss: When grief changes a friendship

November 28, 2013 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

She lost a friend to cancer; now the friend’s widower is ignoring her.

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How should a friend respond to bad news?

September 27, 2013 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

When you tell a friend bad news, it’s not unusual to leave them at a loss for words.

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Should I give my friend a pass because she is grieving?

August 10, 2013 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

It can be tricky to know when to give a friend “a pass”—and how much to overlook after trauma or loss.

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How can I handle a friend who is angry and hostile?

February 19, 2013 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

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…

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In the Media – Wonderful friendship story by Joyce Wadler

February 10, 2013 | By | Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – Wonderful friendship story by Joyce Wadler

Incredibly moving friendship story by Joyce Wadler of the New York Times

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Guest Post – Getting over the trauma of multiple deaths

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. […]

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Nora Ephron’s friendships – All too short

June 28, 2012 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

Nora Ephron collected a string of best friends.

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Remembering Jeffrey Zaslow

February 13, 2012 | By | 23 Replies Continue Reading

Terrible news has a way of traveling almost instantaneously over very long distances. On Friday evening, I was vacationing in Mexico when I learned that Wall Street Journal columnist and best-selling author Jeffrey Zaslow was killed in a car crash on a snowy road in northern Michigan earlier that day.

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A complicated friendship

December 19, 2011 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

When a friendship begins to feel too complicated, it’s a sign that something’s amiss.

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Complicated Grief: Having an extremely hard time getting over the death of a spouse

November 3, 2011 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, My wife died last May, almost six months ago. We were so devoted to each other that we didn’t need any friends. I don’t go to pubs or clubs and am very much a loner. Now, I seem to be pushing people away in case they want something I’m unable to give […]

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