journalist Kate Hakala explores some of the upsides of long distance friendships.
I’m nice, inclusive, and enthusiastic but I’m facing this problem that is starting to make me feel so depressed: I don’t have any friends. In middle school, I faced the normal crap that evil children everywhere seem to put on others, which is why I was excited to go to a high school where I knew absolutely no one, to start fresh. A very brave move: going from a private school knowing the same 60 people your whole life, to public school with 1300 kids,
Have you ever made friends with someone by playing a game like Bunco, Mah-Jongg, Bridge, or even an online game? Games are another great way to meet people and form friendships because you already have a shared interest and you have recurring contact with the other individual (s). But as in friendships that […]
QUESTION Hello Irene, I am having a really hard time with my best friend. This whole relationship started out quite differently. She was attracted to me and fell in love with me at the very beginning. I reciprocated these feelings for a while but ultimately realized we weren’t a match, and decided we needed to […]
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, about 15-20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, usually within the first 13 weeks of pregnancy. For the woman who has miscarried, this can be a difficult time emotionally, both in coping with the loss and thinking about its impact on her marriage and her ability to […]
I was recently interviewed by Nicole Elphick, a writer with Cleo, an Australian fashion and beauty magazine. Her article Are You Too Unpicky With Your Friends?, in the August edition, raises the question of whether women aren’t picky enough in choosing their friends. In the age of Facebook, this issue is really at the […]