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. 

August 2, 2020 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

Resolving Problems

Am I Obliged To Give Free Services To Family And Friends?

Am I Obliged To Give Free Services To Family And Friends?

A semi-retired couple is often asked to devote their time and skills to providing free services to people they know who don’t want to pay professionals. They have a hard time saying NO.

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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

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

Retired and Feeling Disconnected

Retired and Feeling Disconnected

Many people are feeling disconnected during the pandemic. This retired therapist has lost her friends and seeks advice.

September 18, 2020 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading
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

Other Advice

Feeling Left Out Of A Pandemic Bubble? 

Feeling Left Out Of A Pandemic Bubble? 

A pandemic bubble (or pod) offers people a new way to connect together in person, both for social reasons and practical ones.

September 15, 2020 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
Covid Mental Health Resources

Covid Mental Health Resources

A handy list of COVID Mental Health Resources to keep for yourself or someone you know. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you need help.

August 26, 2020 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Recent Posts

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. 

July 30, 2020 | By | Reply Continue Reading
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