Archive for February, 2008

Breaking News – Volume 1 – 2/28/08

Published: February 29, 2008 | Last Updated: February 29, 2008 By | Reply Continue Reading

You may remember that you signed up to receive a newsletter from my blog: www.fracturedfriendships.com I’m writing to share some good news with you. I’ve been asked to blog for the Living Section of the Huffington Post (AKA HuffPo or HuffPost) www.huffingtonpost.com. This popular weblog offers: syndicated columns, blogs, news stories and moderated comments to […]

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Female Friendships: Breaking News

Published: February 28, 2008 | Last Updated: May 17, 2020 By | Reply Continue Reading

I’m so excited that I’ve been asked to blog for the Living Section of the Huffington Post (AKA HuffPo or HuffPost). This popular weblog offers: syndicated columns, blogs, news stories and moderated comments to 5.7 million readers—talk about reach! I will continue to blog on The Friendship BLog and many of the entries that you […]

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Friendship by the Book: An interview with the author of MAYDAY

Published: February 26, 2008 | Last Updated: July 5, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading

M. Nora Klaver is the author of MAYDAY:Asking for Help in Times of Need I asked Nora, to think about some of the ways women can overcome the natural reluctance to ask their female friends for help. Why are women afraid to ask other women for help? As children, girls learn to navigate the emotional […]

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February 29, 2008 – Make Time for Friends Day

Published: February 24, 2008 | Last Updated: May 17, 2020 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

I hereby proclaim February 29th, 2008 as the first Make Time for Friends Day. There are no commercial aspects to the day that you need to worry about. You don’t have to buy cards, send gifts or spend money. You have received the gift of extra time and are free to use it wisely. Let […]

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Sticks and Stones: Perversions of the language of friendship

Published: February 16, 2008 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

I found a new-to-me friendship term in the Urban Dictionary, frienvy. It describes the envious feelings someone has towards a friend who loses weight, gets a promotion, or finds a new love. OK, it’s kind of cute. The dictionary also defines friendwhoring, the verb: stealing someone else’s friends and making them your own. Getting a […]

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Friends: Just what the doctor (surgeon) ordered

Published: February 16, 2008 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

Need another reason to nurture your friendships? Every year, about 15 million Americans undergo surgical procedures. Whenever anyone goes under the knife, even for an elective procedure, it is likely to be a time of great stress. Whether the surgery is for breast cancer, an ovarian cyst or a cosmetic procedure, female friendships can help […]

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Needy Friends: A Friend Indeed?

Published: February 13, 2008 | Last Updated: August 20, 2021 By | 830 Replies Continue Reading
Needy Friends: A Friend Indeed?

There are some friends who feel like an emotional ball and chain. They’re always in need of one thing or another: money, favors, help, coddling, praise—or simply more time than you have to give.

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Just for Fun: Send her hugs and kisses

Published: February 13, 2008 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

Do you have a BFF that you phone or text—more times a day than you can count? Wish her a Happy Valentine’s Day on February 14th with FREE wallpaper for her cell. She’ll think of you each time she looks at her phone and sees all the hugs and kisses. Go to the Hallmark beta […]

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Valentine’s Day: Also a day for friends

Published: February 12, 2008 | Last Updated: May 25, 2020 By | Reply Continue Reading

The first hand-made Valentine’s Day cards in the 1800s weren’t intended only for lovers. They celebrated affection between friends and relatives as well. The card shown expresses such a sentiment inside: Friendship. Friendship, how dear thy name, How pure thy transports are, Blessed, fair, unsullied flame, Be thou my leading star. It’s designer was Esther […]

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Frenemies – The Book by Alexa Young

Published: February 10, 2008 | Last Updated: February 10, 2008 By | Reply Continue Reading

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