Archive for July, 2007

Celebrating Friendship Day

July 31, 2007 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

In 1935, the US Congress proclaimed the first Sunday in August as Friendship Day. The day, which falls on August 5th this year, is intended to celebrate the friendships that enhance our lives and well-being. Fortunately, the day hasn’t been commercialized to the same extent as more popular holidays—unfortunately, that also makes it less well-known. […]

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On the Lighter Side: Friendship Can Make You Fat

July 27, 2007 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Who hasn’t enjoyed the guilty pleasure of sharing an outrageously rich and caloric dessert with a best friend and indulging with abandon? If you have, you better not make a habit of it. A new report published on July 26 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine seems to suggest that obesity can spread […]

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New Kid on the Block: Mastering the motherhood-friendship mix

July 21, 2007 | By | Reply Continue Reading

On motherhood and friendship…

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How many friends does it take…?

July 19, 2007 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

An MSN Messenger study of the friendship patterns of 10,000 persons among the UK population cites some interesting statistics: Brits collect an average of 396 friends each over their lifetime. People wind up staying in touch with about 1 out of 12 of the friends they make. The average number of friends they maintain is […]

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Another argument for May-December friendships

July 18, 2007 | By | Reply Continue Reading

I was interviewing a woman today about my favorite topic: friendship. After we spoke about a miserably fractured friendship that was causing her great pain, she told me that her most successful relationships were with friends, both male and female, who were almost a decade older than herself. “Their wisdom and maturity is something I value,” said Connie. She […]

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Survey Update: Responses Top 600!

July 9, 2007 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Your response has been nothing short of remarkable. Over the last six weeks, more than 600 women have shared their stories and responded to the Fractured Friendships Survey.   The survey is designed to collect information about the nature and impact of fractured friendships. If you still haven’t taken it, click here to contribute your […]

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On the Blogosphere: Second Life Friendships

Canadian Jenny Bullough calls her blog The Newbie: The adventures of a wide-eyed innocent in the digital world. Since I’m a bit of a newbie to the blogosphere myself, I was interested to read Jenny’s take on Redefining Friendship. She writes: “I’m stoked to be going shopping in Second Life twice in the next few […]

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Intergenerational friendships: The special joys of friendships at different ages and stages

You may have caught the Today Show segment on intergenerational friendships. “Among good friends, age disappears,” commented Meredith Viera.

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Friendships that are truly HEART-FELT

July 4, 2007 | By | Reply Continue Reading

If you need another excuse for getting out of a fractured friendship, here it is: Stressful friendships may be bad for your heart.

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