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No Social Life in High School: My Part-Time Friends

January 9, 2012 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

Why are my high school friends only my friends when we’re at school?   QUESTION Dear Irene, I’m a senior in high school and have no social life whatsoever. It’s not that I have no friends–I have a group of people that I’m really close with in school. We’re always together, talking, laughing, whatever. However, […]

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Friendship by the Book – MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend

January 2, 2012 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

You might call Rachel Bertsche a serial dater. But that doesn’t quite capture her unique adventure. After relocating to Chicago, bereft of the strong network of friends, colleagues and familial supports she had in New York, the author spent 52 weeks prospecting for girlfriends in her search for a bestie.    She’s written a highly […]

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Lonely in High School

December 29, 2011 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

The middle of high school can be a difficult time to make new friends, especially in small schools and small towns.   QUESTION Dear Irene, I’m a 17-year-old high school girl. Recently, my best friend since fifth grade quit talking to me. We never had a fight and I never thought anything was wrong. Just […]

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A newish mother finds it hard to make new friends

October 11, 2011 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

Making new friends takes time, self-confidence, and creativity   QUESTION Dear Irene, Friendships have become a sore point for me at this juncture in my life. I am in my 30s and have a lovely husband and toddler son. I used to work full time and hence, never really developed any friendships in my neighborhood. […]

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Never too old to make new friends

September 21, 2011 | By | Reply Continue Reading

I recently interviewed an 86-year-old blogger named Millie Garfield who is absolutely inspiring! Before speaking to her, I thought I might be the oldest blogger in the world but she has me beat by a mile!   Millie began blogging in 2003 (In the blogosphere, that is the equivalent of decades ago!) and still blogs […]

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Making Friends Through Dance

July 19, 2011 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Many of us are on the lookout for new friends. In the course of my research for an article I recently wrote on places to dance for Life Goes Strong, I interviewed several women who raved about how they had found improved fitness, new friends, and fun through dancing.   Contrary to what you might […]

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Need a new BFF? Take a summer course

June 21, 2011 | By | Reply Continue Reading

One of the easiest ways to make lasting friendships is by being a student. When people are in the same place, facing the same challenges, and meeting up with the same people day after day, finding new friendships seems effortless. Opportunities aren’t as plentiful after graduation but it’s never too late to go back to […]

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Guest Post: 10 Tips for Making Friends on the Open Road

June 17, 2011 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Some women are reluctant to travel alone. But even if you start out as a single, you can make friends along the way. Evelyn Hannon (AKA The Journeywoman) was kind enough to share some of the tried and true ways she has learned to make friends on her travels. By Evelyn Hannon, The Journeywoman Remember […]

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A Q & A with Susan Newman: Friendship and The Only Child

June 7, 2011 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

I was raised as an only child for much of my life because my sister is twelve years younger than me. I also have an only child, just one son. So questions about only children aren’t hypothetical to me. I often wonder about the effects of being an only and whether it has any bearing […]

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Guest Post – A young mom takes stock of her friendships

April 4, 2011 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

By Lisa Shoreland   Why does it seem like the further into adulthood one gets, the harder it is to establish and maintain friendships? As a kid, friendships begin as a simple exchange of a sentence or two on the playground. In junior and senior high school, the circle of friends evolves into groups of […]

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