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Most Popular Posts On The Friendship Blog – 2021

Most Popular Posts On The Friendship Blog – 2021

In 2021, a very unusual year (hopefully), these were the top posts on The Friendship Blog (in order) that seemed to resonate most with readers. 

Published: January 7, 2022 | By | Reply Continue Reading
Shy All My Life: Will It Just Go Away?

Shy All My Life: Will It Just Go Away?

A young woman writes “I’ve been shy all my life.” She wonders whether those feelings will ever go away on their own.

Published: September 4, 2021 | By | 13 Replies Continue Reading

Keeping Friends

Friendship and Morals: Before, During and After The Age of Trump

Friendship and Morals: Before, During and After The Age of Trump

The relationship between friendship and morals is examined in a new study published in The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Published: December 3, 2021 | Last Updated: December 3, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading
Friend Poaching: How Do I Handle Feeling Left Out?

Friend Poaching: How Do I Handle Feeling Left Out?

Friend poaching occurs when someone introduces two friends and they form a relationship that excludes you. Ouch!

Published: November 5, 2021 | Last Updated: November 5, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading

Resolving Problems

Remaining On Friendly Terms When Neighbors Ask To Borrow Your Stuff

Remaining On Friendly Terms When Neighbors Ask To Borrow Your Stuff

A single woman feels used when her neighbors ask to borrow her expensive snowblower each winter and doesn’t know what to say.

Published: January 16, 2022 | Last Updated: January 19, 2022 By | 53 Replies Continue Reading
My Best Friend Will Not Be Coming To My Wedding

My Best Friend Will Not Be Coming To My Wedding

A woman is upset that her friend will not be coming to her wedding after a fallout two years ago and isn’t sure how she should respond.

Published: October 21, 2021 | Last Updated: October 21, 2021 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Handling Breakups

Dealing With An Unforgiving Friend

Dealing With An Unforgiving Friend

She’s apologized to an unforgiving friend—and hasn’t been forgiven. What should she do next? Here are some suggestions.

Published: January 6, 2022 | Last Updated: January 6, 2022 By | 20 Replies Continue Reading
How To End A Friendship With A Neighbor

How To End A Friendship With A Neighbor

​​A woman doesn’t know how to end a friendship with a neighbor she can’t stand and worries about the anger likely to ensue.  

Published: January 3, 2022 | Last Updated: January 3, 2022 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

Having No Friends

Blue Christmas: When Red and Green Make Blue

Blue Christmas: When Red and Green Make Blue

The last time I heard the words “Blue Christmas,” they were crooned by Elvis.

Published: December 7, 2021 | Last Updated: December 7, 2021 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
A Woman Asks How To End A Very Long Friendship

A Woman Asks How To End A Very Long Friendship

There’s no easy way to end a long friendship. Although you’ve decided to set boundaries, it is unlikely that she will be able to change.

Published: October 9, 2021 | By | 24 Replies Continue Reading

Other Advice

Family and Friends: Holiday Traditions Change Over Time

Family and Friends: Holiday Traditions Change Over Time

A writer wants to “take back” the holidays and celebrate them with family and friends in her own home. She asks if it is wrong to feel that way?

Published: December 11, 2021 | By | Reply Continue Reading
You Can Brighten A Blue Christmas

You Can Brighten A Blue Christmas

Journalist Cindy La Ferle offers some tips on how to brighten a Blue Christmas that doesn’t quite live up to hopes and expectations.

Published: December 8, 2021 | Last Updated: December 8, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading

Recent Posts

10 Reasons Your Friend Didn’t Send A Holiday Card

10 Reasons Your Friend Didn’t Send A Holiday Card

Wondering whether or not to send a holiday card to friends? Should you only send them to the ones who send them to you?

Published: December 1, 2021 | Last Updated: December 1, 2021 By | 17 Replies Continue Reading
My Intolerant Friend Who Hates Children

My Intolerant Friend Who Hates Children

When you have a friend who hates children and is intolerant of your life decisions, it can be tough to sustain a friendship.

Published: October 31, 2021 | Last Updated: October 31, 2021 By | 53 Replies Continue Reading
My Friend Has Lost Interest In Our Friendship

My Friend Has Lost Interest In Our Friendship

When a friend has lost interest in a friendship, there is not much to do but move on. Friendships are dynamic and change over time.

Published: October 30, 2021 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading