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Reader Wisdom: Confessions of a People Person

April 16, 2017 | By | 13 Replies Continue Reading
Reader Wisdom: Confessions of a People Person

A reader considers herself a “People Person” but expresses her discomfort at always being the friend who invites and initiates.

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Reader Wisdom: Making friends by doing things alone

March 21, 2017 | By | 12 Replies Continue Reading
Reader Wisdom: Making friends by doing things alone

A reader (Susan61) discusses how she made friends by overcoming her fear of doing things alone.

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Reader Wisdom: On loneliness over the holidays

December 8, 2015 | By | 20 Replies Continue Reading
Reader Wisdom: On loneliness over the holidays

On a thread called “Why Would Someone Have No Friends?,” a reader commented that she felt lonely and isolated over the holidays. Many people feel that way at this time of year. She wrote: …I don’t have a family. No parents, no siblings. None. My cousins are all over the world, and since we were […]

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Friendship over 40: As they age, are women less tolerant of friends?

November 1, 2015 | By | 54 Replies Continue Reading

A reader recently asked about friendship over 40. Specifically, she asked: As women age, are they more discriminating about keeping friends?

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Reader Wisdom: On giving up one-sided friendships

June 19, 2015 | By | 43 Replies Continue Reading

An anonymous poster offers advice on giving up on one-sided friendships.

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Reader Wisdom: The best way to end a friendship

May 10, 2015 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Readers weigh in on the best way to end a friendship.

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Reader Wisdom: Making peace with a friend who hates children

March 16, 2015 | By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

On a recent post, entitled My Intolerant Friend Who Hates Children, a woman laments stepping back from a friendship with a childfree friend.

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Reader Wisdom: On making conversation

January 26, 2015 | By | 14 Replies Continue Reading

Making conversation when it doesn’t come naturally takes practice. A reader explains what helped her.

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Reader Wisdom: What friends should and shouldn’t say when someone loses a job

December 15, 2014 | By | Reply Continue Reading

A reader loses a job under difficult circumstances and suggests some ways that friends can be more or less supportive and helpful.

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Reader Wisdom: On learning how to connect

November 21, 2014 | By | 12 Replies Continue Reading

A reader writes about how she learned to connect with other people and find friendships.

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