Archive for July, 2008

Resolving the Friendship Deficit: One Day at a Time

July 31, 2008 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

In 1935, the United States Congress proclaimed the first Sunday in August as Friendship Day, which falls on August 3d this year. Put simply: It’s a day to recognize the vital role that friendships play in our lives. You can celebrate the day by getting together with a friend—or by phoning, emailing or texting one […]

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Psych 101: When a close friend is depressed

It’s depressing to be with a friend who is truly depressed. You may even get weepy yourself.

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Reader Q & A: I’m stuck! I don’t want to lose my BFF

July 23, 2008 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene: I met my friend “Amanda” in high school. I was a junior and she was a freshman, so we’ve been best friends (BFFs) for 9 years. Our friendship over the years has survived a lot. The trouble I am having is deciding whether I should hold on to the friendship or not? […]

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Reader Q & A: Can this teen friendship be saved?

July 11, 2008 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene, I’m 15 going into tenth grade and I have known my friend since we were in 5th grade and we have always been really close. My mom is her second mom and her mom is my second mom. We have always had the same interest in everything until just recently. It’s like […]

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