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Finding friends after a divorce

June 22, 2015 | By | 24 Replies Continue Reading

A woman feels bereft of support from family and friends after a divorce.

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Not speaking: Should I wish her a happy birthday?

June 15, 2015 | By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

After two friends have a disagreement, one wonders if she should still send the other birthday greetings.

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Should my friend have explained the circumstances of my divorce?

June 12, 2015 | By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

After divorce, a woman’s husband accuses her of adultery and her friend doesn’t come to her defense with mutual friends.

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Friendship: On asking for support

January 19, 2015 | By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

Six questions to ask yourself when you are asking for support and don’t get it.

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On having neighbors who don’t have to knock

June 12, 2012 | By | Reply Continue Reading

This was a great article by John Leland in the New York Times, in case you didn’t see it. It tells the story of a group of women in their 70s and 80s who live on the same floor, in public housing, in an apartment building in the Washington Heights section of New York. They […]

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Friends with Cancer: What to Say and Do

December 13, 2011 | By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

According to the National Cancer Institute, the lifetime risk of developing cancer of one type or another is more than 4 out of ten. If you have a friend who has been diagnosed, don’t miss this excellent article in Salon by one of my favorite writers, Mary Elizabeth Williams.   Mary Elizabeth, a Stage IV […]

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9/11/11 On Human Bonds

September 11, 2011 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Soon after the two planes crashed into the World Trade Center, the first thing I did was reach for my cell phone. I was at my office and wanted to check on my son who was at school a bridge away from me, which felt a world apart at that moment. After I made arrangements […]

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A Haunting Death: Could friends have saved Amy Winehouse?

July 27, 2011 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

  People were shocked to hear of the death of singer Amy Winehouse. What are your thoughts about whether the support of good friends might have averted this tragedy? Choose one answer below or write in your own thoughts. <a href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/5278742/">A Haunting Death: Could friends have saved Amy Winehouse?"</a>

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Diagnosed with breast cancer and feeling depressed? Don’t isolate yourself

June 20, 2011 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Being treated for breast cancer can be physically and emotionally tough to endure   QUESTION Dear Irene, I’m sorry, I hope this whole post makes sense, I’m not able to think properly right now but I needed to get this off my chest. These past six months have been extremely difficult. I’m being treated for […]

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Another reason why cancer sucks~

February 1, 2011 | By | 17 Replies Continue Reading

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

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