Making Friends

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?

Published: February 9, 2023 | Last Updated: February 9, 2023 By | Reply Continue Reading
Tips For Making Friends At A New School

Tips For Making Friends At A New School

A young reader wants to be popular at her new school. Here are 10 common sense rules for making new friends at school.

Published: May 29, 2022 | Last Updated: June 1, 2022 By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

Keeping Friends

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
Finding Out A Dark Secret About A Friend

Finding Out A Dark Secret About A Friend

How do you handle finding out a dark secret about a friend, something she hasn’t told you? Do you say something?

Published: February 9, 2024 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

Resolving Problems

A Social Butterfly Friend Who Keeps Secrets

A Social Butterfly Friend Who Keeps Secrets

A friendship with a “social butterfly” friend who withholds names (or other information) can feel perplexing and distant.

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When Good Friends Forget Your Birthday

When Good Friends Forget Your Birthday

A reader asks what to do when your friends forget your birthday; she feels hurt and resentful and wonders if she should say or do something.

Published: February 2, 2024 | By | 1 Reply 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. 

Published: January 20, 2024 | Last Updated: January 20, 2024 By | 9 Replies Continue Reading
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.

Published: January 14, 2024 | Last Updated: January 14, 2024 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

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.

Published: March 4, 2023 | Last Updated: March 4, 2023 By | Reply Continue Reading
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

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.

Published: January 28, 2024 | Last Updated: February 25, 2024 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
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 7, 2022 | By | 20 Replies Continue Reading

Recent Posts

Not Invited To The Wedding of a Good Friend’s Son

Not Invited To The Wedding of a Good Friend’s Son

A woman feels hurt when she isn’t invited to the wedding of her childhood friend’s son. Her friend explained that it was because of the cost.

Published: February 4, 2024 | Last Updated: February 4, 2024 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading
How Do I Deal WIth A Pushy Person?

How Do I Deal WIth A Pushy Person?

How do you deal with a pushy person? Two women met in a workshop but one wants more of a friendship than does the other.

Published: January 18, 2024 | By | 9 Replies Continue Reading
Long Distance Friendship Brings Challenges

Long Distance Friendship Brings Challenges

A long distance friendship can be challenging because proximity can play an important role in making or breaking a friendship.

Published: January 16, 2024 | Last Updated: January 16, 2024 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading