Making Friends

A Single Mom Has Trouble Making Friends

A Single Mom Has Trouble Making Friends

It can be challenging for a single mom to cultivate friendships but with a little bit of effort, it isn’t impossible.

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What’s the Difference Between Friends and Acquaintances?

What’s the Difference Between Friends and Acquaintances?

A reader asks about the difference between friends and acquaintances? What is the distinction?

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Keeping Friends

Owning Up To A Mistake in Judgment

Anyone can make a mistake in judgment but it’s reasonable to expect a good friend to own up to her mistake.

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Making Mistakes in Friendships: How To Recover

Making Mistakes in Friendships: How To Recover

Making mistakes in friendships is common. If handled well, a mistake can actually strengthen a friendship.

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Resolving Problems

Feeling Left Out By Friends On Holidays

Feeling Left Out By Friends On Holidays

A woman feels left out by friends on holidays. It’s natural to feel the sting when this happens.

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How To Say No To A Friend Asking A Favor

How To Say No To A Friend Asking A Favor

A woman feels indebted to a friend asking for a favor: Her friend has asked her to watch four of her pets for a week or two,

Published: March 18, 2024 | Last Updated: March 18, 2024 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Handling Breakups

Ending A One Sided Friendship: It Is Never Easy

Ending A One Sided Friendship: It Is Never Easy

This reader describes a one sided friendship that is difficult to end. She asks how to end it with kindness. 

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How To End A Long Distance Friendship

How To End A Long Distance Friendship

A reader asks how to end a long-distance friendship and achieve closure. It’s never easy to end any friendship but distance can often make the break an  easier one.

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Having No Friends

No Friends in High School: Feeling Anxious

No Friends in High School: Feeling Anxious

When a student is worrying about having no friends in high school, going to school each day can feel like a struggle.

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My Daughter Feels Like An Outcast At School: What Should I Do?

My Daughter Feels Like An Outcast At School: What Should I Do?

The effects of bullying and being treated like an outcast can be long-lasting. A mom wonders how she can help. 

Published: January 22, 2022 | Last Updated: January 28, 2022 By | 79 Replies Continue Reading

Other Advice

How To Say No To A Friend: It’s Never Easy

How To Say No To A Friend: It’s Never Easy

Saying NO can unravel a friendship but sometimes there’s no way around it. Here are some basic tips on how to say NO to a friend.

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Best Galentine’s Day Gifts for Friends – 2024

Best Galentine’s Day Gifts for Friends – 2024

Looking for novel ideas for the Best Galentine’s Day Gifts for friends? Even a small gift can lift our spirits and bring smiles to our faces.

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Recent Posts

How Do You Handle A Friend Becoming Distant?

How Do You Handle A Friend Becoming Distant?

A co-worker feels her once-close friend becoming distant and isn’t sure about how to handle it or what to say. 

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Are My Friendships Expectations Too High?

Are My Friendships Expectations Too High?

Sometimes friendship expectations need to be tempered because different people have different styles and approaches to friendship.

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Comforting a Friend Who Has Had a Miscarriage

Comforting a Friend Who Has Had a Miscarriage

After a miscarriage, it’s hard for a friend to know what to say or how best to provide support to someone who is grieving the loss.

Published: February 19, 2024 | Last Updated: February 19, 2024 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading