Archive for August, 2008

Self-centered friends with hefty needs

August 31, 2008 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

On dealing with a needy, self-centered friend…

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Mommy Friendships

August 30, 2008 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

My writer friend, Kathy Sena, has an award-winning blog called Parent Talk Today. She recently interviewed me for a post on the topic of mommy friendships. Click here to see the post, which discusses several ways for multi-tasking moms to make new friendships. While "’mommy friendships" can pose challenges, sharing the experience of parenting with […]

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Reader Q&A: Achieving closure after being dumped by a friend at work

August 29, 2008 | By | 130 Replies Continue Reading

About three months ago, Anna had met a new friend, “Lisa,” and I felt replaced. Little by little, I felt pushed aside and believe that Lisa had put a rift in the friendship between Anna and me. All of the sudden, Anna and I spent less and less time together as she made more time for Lisa.

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The Friendship Olympics: Which Sex Gets the Gold?

August 21, 2008 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

What do we know about male friendships, female friendships and the differences between the two?

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Buried treasure: Finding long lost friends

August 17, 2008 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Here are some tips for finding a long lost friends—on Long Lost Friends Day or any day of the year!

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Baltimore Jewish Times: We’re friends, our children aren’t

August 15, 2008 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

In this week’s Baltimore Jewish Times, journalist Amy Landsman wrote an article called, We’re friends, our children aren’t. She describes some of the challenges of balancing mom friends and kids friends. It begins: You’re pregnant! And so is your BFF! Instantly, you dream about play dates, outings around town, even vacations that your growing families […]

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Healing Lifestyles & Spas Magazine: Transform your self; Transform your life

August 15, 2008 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Freelance journalist Amy Paturel’s life was ‘transformed’ when her surgeon found a three-pount malignant tumor in her abdomen—when she was only 23 years old. In her recent article, Transform your self; Transform your life in the July/August issue of Healing Lifestyles, Amy suggests that transformation need not be inspired by anything as dramatic or life-threatening […]

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Friend poaching or social networking: What’s the difference?

August 10, 2008 | By | 26 Replies Continue Reading

Friend poaching is complicated.

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Reader Q & A: Saying NO to the Queen of Favors

August 9, 2008 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

It can be hard to say no to someone who asks for anything and everything.

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Friendship by the Book: Friend or Frenemy?

August 9, 2008 | By | Reply Continue Reading

When a new book on friendship came on the scene, I was eager to see where it fit on my already bulging friendship bookshelf. The just-released Friend or Frenemy: A Guide to the Friends You Need and the Ones You Don’t (Harper, 2008) by Andrea Lavinthal & Jessica Rozler is a quick summer read aimed […]

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