Tag: sickness

My friend is sick and I’m worried

June 20, 2015 | By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

A friend is worried about doing the right thing when her friend is sick.

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When a friend lacks empathy

March 24, 2014 | By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

Some people are more sensitive than others. Sadly, there’s not much to do or say when your friend lacks empathy.

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How should a friend respond to bad news?

September 27, 2013 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

When you tell a friend bad news, it’s not unusual to leave them at a loss for words.

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Making friends after being sick

July 5, 2013 | By | 13 Replies Continue Reading

A woman’s 21-year-old daughter has lost her friends after being being sick–diagnosed with anxiety and depression.

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Friendship: In sickness and in health? Not always

Two friends bond over sickness until one regains her health. Are there magic words to end this troubling friendship?

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Friendship: In sickness and in health

October 9, 2012 | By | 20 Replies Continue Reading

I was close friends with a woman for several years. Six months ago, she abruptly ended the friendship. Two months prior to the end of the friendship, I was going through cancer radiation treatments and could not devote the time and energy to her that she seemed to need to feel satisfied with the friendship.

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Guest Post: 7 ways to cheer up a girlfriend

July 31, 2011 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Don’t you love when your friends are there for you? Here are some ways to cheer up a girlfriend and be a better friend. By Judi Cogan, Girlfriendology* We all have great days when we want to shout happiness from a rooftop somewhere. We all have days that are neither wonderful nor terrible. Sometimes we have […]

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Another reason why cancer sucks~

February 1, 2011 | By | 18 Replies Continue Reading

A woman talks about the isolation from friends that often accompanies a cancer diagnosis.

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Friendship, caring, and “the call list”

February 17, 2010 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

As soon as my brother-in-law learned that my mother’s health was declining, Don responded by putting her on his Saturday morning "call list." Every weekend, Don places calls to a growing list of friends and relatives who are housebound, lonely, and/or ill. His uplifting phone calls aren’t obligatory. He calls because he cares and is […]

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Guest post: Ten Tips to Help a Girlfriend Get Well

November 12, 2009 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

If you spend as much time online as I do, you’re bound to make new friends. And when you share common interests, the bond is almost immediate. Since writing my book Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with Your Best Friend, I’ve been lucky to get to know a number of women who spend their […]

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