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.
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.
Friends Forever by Danielle Steele follows its characters from when they first meet in kindergarten until they are well into their teens
and twenties. The story reflects not only on the expectations and lives of the protagonists but also on those of their families, all of whom are interconnected.
From The Friendship Forums: Is a friend’s response to your loss or serious illness a litmus test of your friendship?
A recent post on The Friendship Forums of this blog expressed the hurt and frustration someone felt when certain friends and colleagues failed to show empathy after he lost his mother to cancer.
QUESTION Dear Irene, My best friend and I had a major falling out 4½ years ago shortly after the death of my two-year-old son. At the time I was so deep in grief and my judgment so impaired that I did not apologize for behavior on my part that led to our breakup. It […]
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gail Caldwell’s beautiful book, Let’s Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship (Random House, 2010), breaks new ground in allowing readers to understand the depths of a close female friendship and the pain associated with a sudden and untimely loss.
It’s rare that I simply gush over books but I fell in love with Gail Caldwell’s newest book: Let’s Take The Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship.