Making Friends

Quarantine Fatigue: Single, No Work and No Travel

Quarantine Fatigue: Single, No Work and No Travel

Like many of us feeling a sense of quarantine fatigue, a 60-year-old reader feels alone while maintaining social distance with no end in sight.

June 4, 2020 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
How To Make New Friends During The Coronavirus Pandemic

How To Make New Friends During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Making new friends can be challenging during the best of times but the coronavirus pandemic has added another layer of complexity.

May 16, 2020 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Keeping Friends

Saying No To A Friend During The Pandemic

Saying No To A Friend During The Pandemic

It’s always hard to say NO to a friend but especially during a pandemic when your friends are feeling stressed and lonely. 

August 7, 2020 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
My Friend Wants To Get Together Too Often 

My Friend Wants To Get Together Too Often 

When one friend wants to get together more often than another, the situation can wind up making both of them uncomfortable. 

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Resolving Problems

My Friend Wants To Get Together Too Often 

My Friend Wants To Get Together Too Often 

When one friend wants to get together more often than another, the situation can wind up making both of them uncomfortable. 

August 2, 2020 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading
My Friend Won’t Wear A Face Mask: What Can I Do?

My Friend Won’t Wear A Face Mask: What Can I Do?

A reader is upset that her friend won’t wear a face mask when they walk outside and asks what she should do?

June 30, 2020 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Handling Breakups

A friendship between military wives begins to unravel

While friendships between military wives can have a strong bond, they don’t always last forever.

May 5, 2017 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
Reader Wisdom: Confessions of a People Person

Reader Wisdom: Confessions of a People Person

A reader considers herself a “People Person” but expresses her discomfort at always being the friend who invites and initiates.

April 16, 2017 | By | 13 Replies Continue Reading

Having No Friends

Would Life Be Sweeter In A Coronavirus Bubble? It Depends.

Would Life Be Sweeter In A Coronavirus Bubble? It Depends.

To help allay the isolation and anxieties associated with the pandemic, some people are creating or joining a coronavirus bubble.

May 27, 2020 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
Making school cafeterias more friendly: There’s an app for that

Making school cafeterias more friendly: There’s an app for that

A new app promises to make young people feel more comfortable in school cafeterias.

May 1, 2017 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Other Advice

Mom Concerned Her Teen Is Having A Hard Time During The Pandemic

Mom Concerned Her Teen Is Having A Hard Time During The Pandemic

A teen is having a hard time handling social distancing and wearing masks during this pandemic. Her mom asks for help .

August 12, 2020 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
Disney Characters Offer Timeless Friendship Lessons

Disney Characters Offer Timeless Friendship Lessons

In celebration of International Friendship Day, Disney distills some of the “behind-the-scenes” secrets that inspire long-lasting friendships. 

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Recent Posts

Friendship Day: 6 Ways To Stay Connected During the Pandemic

Friendship Day: 6 Ways To Stay Connected During the Pandemic

Because of the vital importance of friendships to our physical and emotional health, here are some ways to stay connected during the pandemic.

July 29, 2020 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
Visiting A Friend During The Pandemic: A Good Idea? It Depends.

Visiting A Friend During The Pandemic: A Good Idea? It Depends.

What considerations should someone make before visiting a friend or attending a gathering of friends? The answer depends on a number of considerations.

July 2, 2020 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading
A Friend Who Takes Risks During the Coronavirus Pandemic

A Friend Who Takes Risks During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Two friends with different views about the risks of the coronavirus. Can they talk? Can they remain friends?

May 14, 2020 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading