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Friendship Day – August 1, 2010

August 1, 2010 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

In 1935, the US Congress proclaimed the first Sunday in August each year as Friendship Day. Unlike Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or Christmas, holidays that have become highly commercialized, there are no expectations of gifts, cards, flowers, or for this holiday. Most people probably haven’t heard of it, so if you choose you can act [...]

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Sophisticated Lady

January 18, 2009 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, First, thank you for a wonderful website. Second, I can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong. I’ve come to the conclusion that perhaps I have a higher need for interaction than most people. I’m turning 40 and when my husband mentioned throwing me a birthday party I realized I have no dear [...]

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Reader Q & A: One-Upsmanship among friends

November 24, 2008 | By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION: Hello, I am a 26-year old female. I have a problem with female friendships. It really annoys me when a friend tries to compete with me. I’ll give you an example. My boyfriend recently sent me flowers at work. I told one of my friends and she did not show any happiness for me. [...]

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Resolving the Friendship Deficit: One Day at a Time

July 31, 2008 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

In 1935, the United States Congress proclaimed the first Sunday in August as Friendship Day, which falls on August 3d this year. Put simply: It’s a day to recognize the vital role that friendships play in our lives. You can celebrate the day by getting together with a friend—or by phoning, emailing or texting one [...]

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A Friend in Every Port?

June 2, 2008 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

One of the nice things about traveling is that every trip offers opportunities to make new friendships or nurture old ones–if you make it a priority and take the time. You could ask an old friend to travel with you or simply engage in conversation with a potential new friend you meet across the aisle [...]

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