Making Friends

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.

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The Friendship Blog Is Back! Welcome!

The Friendship Blog Is Back! Welcome!

Welcome to the relaunch of The Friendship Blog! As our society grapples with the coronavirus epidemic, now, more than ever, we realize how vital friends and social connections are to our well-being.

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Keeping Friends

How Do You Deal With A Friend Who Is Oblivious To Social Distancing?

How Do You Deal With A Friend Who Is Oblivious To Social Distancing?

The term “social distancing” muddies the waters. Instead, friends need to find ways to remain physically distant but stay socially connected.

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Helping Your Child Feel Connected While Social Distancing

Helping Your Child Feel Connected While Social Distancing

During these uncertain times, here are some ideas for helping your child feel connected while social distancing.

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Resolving Problems

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
Guest Post: How To Deepen a Friendship

Guest Post: How To Deepen a Friendship

Journalist and guest author Kare Anderson offers advice on how to deepen a friendship. It boils down to: Do unto others as they would have done unto them.

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

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

Struggling to keep friends

A woman asks why it’s so hard for her to keep friends.

March 29, 2017 | By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

Other Advice

Have A Friend With Coronavirus? What To Say and What Not To Say

Have A Friend With Coronavirus? What To Say and What Not To Say

Health journalist Sheryl Kraft talks about what to say to a friend with coronavirus and what not to say. She recently recovered from the virus.

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Helping Your Child Feel Connected While Social Distancing

Helping Your Child Feel Connected While Social Distancing

During these uncertain times, here are some ideas for helping your child feel connected while social distancing.

April 19, 2020 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Recent Posts

Zoom Etiquette For Friends: How Can I Tactfully Turn Down Invitations?

Zoom Etiquette For Friends: How Can I Tactfully Turn Down Invitations?

What if you really don’t want to Zoom? How do you turn down invitations without hurting someone else, or being seen as unfriendly or a party pooper? 

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Caregiving: Making friends after loss

After a man cares for his mother for more than six years, she passes away. Lonely, he asks how to make friends after loss.

May 29, 2017 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Something’s wrong: My friend has lost so much weight

A young teen wonders how to help her friend whom she thinks has an eating disorder.

May 15, 2017 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading