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Loneliness as a grandparent

March 23, 2017 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

After learning her son plans a permanent move overseas, a grandparent feels a sense of loneliness and loss.

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A man experiences loneliness after a loss

February 2, 2017 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

It’s understandable to feel friendless and lonely after a loss.

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Connecting with a grieving friend

May 24, 2015 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Connecting with a grieving friend

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Unable to make friends: I feel like a failure waiting to die

September 28, 2014 | By | 287 Replies Continue Reading

A 61-year-old woman has no friends and feels like a total failure

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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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Letting go of a best friend isn’t easy

December 8, 2012 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

A month ago, my friend sent me an email out of nowhere saying that she no longer wanted to be friends anymore, that this was goodbye.

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Why is it so hard finding a spontaneous friend to hang out with?

November 16, 2012 | By | 20 Replies Continue Reading

I never had a lot of close friends when I was younger but I always had a couple, and my best friend was my husband. I also have four children. My husband died two years ago after a bout with cancer (at home) and my children are now grown and live in different areas. Two of my best friends moved to other states and I now have only one friend left, who also moved to another city.

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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.

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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

Complicated grief is more likely when a husband and wife were extremely dependent upon on one another for companionship.

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Yikes, an unsettling friendship: Just found out my fiancé’s ex and his sister are friends

QUESTION: Hi Irene, My fiancé and I have been together for five years and are very close to each other’s families. My brother-in-law passed away earlier this week and one of my fiancé’s ex-girlfriends showed up at the funeral home and the funeral to pay her respects. They were together for a substantial period of […]

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