In Fast Company, journalist Laura Vanderkam writes about some of the challenges of being a good friend when you’re busy.
Are you frustrated that you can’t make more time for your besties?
Writing in Grandparents.com, journalist Ellen Breslau expounds on two words you should never say to a friend because they may turn out to be friendship killers: “busy” and “sometime.”
Kids consume huge amounts of time and energy but a reader wonders whether his friend is using his kids as a brush-off.
Despite all the ways close friendships enhance our lives, many women who are working, raising a family, and/or caregiving for aging parents or other relatives may feel they simply don’t have time for friends. Pat Katepoo, a work-life advisor, offers some practical suggestions (in her guest post below) that might make it easier to find more free time for friends.
I met a great guy who I have been with for five years but I feel that I am missing out on lots of things at my young age. One problem is that I am the manager now, and my staff is all around my age. I do go out with them but there is always that “manager and employee” barrier, which I know it has to be that way. But with all my responsibilities I don’t have much time to go out and make friends.