Archive for March, 2008

Splitting Hairs: The difference between talking and yakking

March 26, 2008 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

Beauty salons are just another place for woman to make friends

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A friendship lesson from the Lipstick Jungle finale

March 23, 2008 | By | Reply Continue Reading

This week’s finale of Lipstick Jungle (Carpe Threesome) offered an important lesson about female friendship. We all need friends who will be there for us when we fall. Wendy Healy (Brooke Shields) had been extremely critical when she found out about her friend Nico Reilly’s (played by Kim Raver) extramarital affair with a young stallion […]

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A Hilton-Dupre friendship in the works?

March 16, 2008 | By | Reply Continue Reading

When she was released from jail last June, Paris Hilton seemed to be looking for redemption—some way to give back to society—to help down-and-out women. But first things first: She is on the prowl for a new bestie. But maybe the two are linked.   Why the sudden friendship deficit? I can only speculate. A […]

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Five ways to unload a toxic friend

March 15, 2008 | By | 80 Replies Continue Reading

The term toxic friendship refers to a variety of relationships that are consistently negative and draining. The nature of these relationships is defined by patterns, not by one-time or occasional lapses in the reciprocity that is the essence of a healthy friendship.

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Women, friends, and personal crises: An open letter to Friends of Silda Spitzer

March 13, 2008 | By | Reply Continue Reading

"She’ll have no shortage of people wanting to be there for her," says one of Silda’s friends quoted in the Washington Post. But will her friends know how to be there for her? When something lousy happens to a friend, it often leaves us at a loss for words. That’s why I’m writing this open […]

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On Lipstick Jungle: The boundaries of friendship aren’t always black and white

March 1, 2008 | By | Reply Continue Reading

The fourth episode (called Bombay Highway) of Candace Bushnell’s hot new TV series Lipstick Jungle raises an important set of issues that many women grapple.

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