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Parenting: Dealing with unreliable moms

A mom says her kids are disappointed when their friends are no-shows because they have unreliable moms.

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In the Media – How to handle the stickiest of money situations (Daily Worth)

February 23, 2014 | By | Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – How to handle the stickiest of money situations (Daily Worth)

The Daily Worth interviewed The Friendship Doctor and other experts about a number of sticky money situations that often arise between friends.

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Stuck in a friendship rut

The only way to get out of a friendship rut is to take steps to initiate change.

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Friendship and aging: Is losing interest in friends an aging thing?

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?

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Faking it: Is that what it takes to make new friends?

January 25, 2013 | By | Reply Continue Reading

I find it difficult to fake it and that seems to be my issue in not making friends. I don’t like to gossip and don’t care about the girly conversations. I’m not into TV shows and everyone is crazy about fads, favorite movie stars, or songs that I couldn’t really care less about. They are just people: Get over it!

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Ultimatums can undermine a friendship

December 5, 2012 | By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

Often it’s hard to stay friends with someone who seems to have different morals or standards than you do. I hope you expressed your misgivings to your friend, and told her how you felt, before you gave her an ultimatum to choose between you and them.

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Friendship and retirement planning

November 8, 2012 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

I am a professional in my early sixties and plan to retire in three years when I am 65 year old. I am married to a very good man, have a grown up beautiful daughter yet I find myself feeling very lonely at times.

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My close friend seems to have dropped off the face of the earth

November 2, 2012 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

I have a friend whom I met in college. We have been close friends over the past 20 years—or so I thought. I look back now and realize that whenever she was in a relationship (which wasn’t often) that her friendships went to the backburner.

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My friends make me feel bad about my neck…and my nose

October 17, 2012 | By | 14 Replies Continue Reading

My friends always seem to point out my flaws. I admit that I have insecurities, but they point things out that I don’t even mention.

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Getting Older: Fighting loneliness in small steps

October 1, 2012 | By | 29 Replies Continue Reading

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 [...]

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