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?

Published: February 9, 2023 | Last Updated: February 9, 2023 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Keeping Friends

How To Break Up With A Friend: It’s Never Easy

How To Break Up With A Friend: It’s Never Easy

A woman struggles with how to break up with a friend after she previously overlooked things that annoyed her in the past.

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Keeping Friends: 25 Ways To Make Yourself A Keeper

Keeping Friends: 25 Ways To Make Yourself A Keeper

Keeping friends can be as challenging as making new friends: Even the best of friendships require nurturing.

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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

Should You Tell A Friend The Truth about Breaking Up? Not Always

Should You Tell A Friend The Truth about Breaking Up? Not Always

A reader wonders if she should tell the truth about breaking up. Sometimes it may be kinder and easier to drift apart.

Published: May 7, 2024 | Last Updated: June 19, 2024 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading
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

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.

Published: January 28, 2024 | Last Updated: June 14, 2024 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Recent Posts

My Friends Don’t Initiate Contact: Why Are They Like That?

My Friends Don’t Initiate Contact: Why Are They Like That?

A woman laments having lazy friends who don’t initiate contact. She’s always the one to extend invitations and plan get-togethers.

Published: April 30, 2024 | Last Updated: April 30, 2024 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

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.

Published: April 2, 2024 | Last Updated: April 2, 2024 By | Reply Continue Reading