Archive for September, 2008

Reader Q & A: Finding a Best Friend

September 13, 2008 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene, I am a person who has learned to value my female friendships. I’ve always tended to prefer a one-friend-at-a-time, with a lot of intensity, type of friendship. But it is something I can’t seem to find. Briefly, I had a relationship like the kind I want with a woman who continues to […]

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The Friend I Never Met

September 11, 2008 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Can you befriend someone you’ve never met? I hope you will feel the same way as I do.

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Reader Q & A: Good boundaries make good friendships

September 5, 2008 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Dear Irene: Hi, I have a friend who doesn’t have very good boundaries. I live in a small town. I am a fairly private person who is social but also like my alone time. This friend has stopped by my house when I don’t answer the phone and once she comes over, doesn’t leave until […]

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Good News to Share

September 3, 2008 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Using the search term "friendship blog," Fractured Friendships is the Number 1 blog on Google, Thanks for your support and interest! Is one of your friendships getting you down? Do you have any questions I can answer? Send your queries to [email protected]/ I’ll try to answer as many as I can.      

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Just Friends?

September 1, 2008 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

In a recent post on her Psychology Today blog, research psychologist Dr. Bella DePaulo, author of Singled Out, raises the issue of what it means to be “just friends.” Unlike marriage (and same-sex unions in some States), friends have no legal ties to one another. Unlike siblings, they have no blood ties. Yet one of […]

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