Archive for April, 2009

Friendship by the Book – The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women & a Forty-Year Friendship

Published: April 29, 2009 | Last Updated: January 29, 2024 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading
Friendship by the Book – The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women & a Forty-Year Friendship

The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women & a Forty-Year Friendship by Jeffrey Zaslow tells the remarkable story of the 40-year friendship of a circle of eleven female friends.

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Postcard from Mexico City: Wedding overseas

Published: April 27, 2009 | Last Updated: May 17, 2016 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

A wedding in Mexico offers a lesson about bonds…

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A friend who drinks too much

Published: April 22, 2009 | Last Updated: April 22, 2009 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, My friend started on anti-depressants about 6 months ago, and has been drinking a lot lately. Drinking while on medication is usually not a good idea. It’s gotten to the point where she goes out every weekend, gets so drunk she pukes, and makes a total fool of herself. She ‘blacks out’ […]

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In friends we trust—until they let us down

Published: April 21, 2009 | Last Updated: October 29, 2013 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

When friends we trust have a lapse in judgment, it can be difficult to get over.

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Friends don’t judge—or do they?

Published: April 15, 2009 | Last Updated: August 1, 2013 By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

Some people feel just the way you do—that friends don’t judge each other. Others feel just as strongly they should be honest and tell a friend when she is doing something risky or hurtful.

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Five common pitfalls of female friendship

Published: April 15, 2009 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

As much as we would like them to, many friendships—even the best of them—don’t last forever. So when a close friendship falls apart, it’s natural to feel a sense of loss and pain, particularly if the friendship was a meaningful one. But with some insight and understanding, we may be able to avoid the traps […]

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The friendship challenges of teens with autism

Published: April 13, 2009 | Last Updated: August 23, 2022 By | Reply Continue Reading

Imagine what high school is like for teens with autism and other disabilities who are realizing they are different,

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Girlfriend Getaways: Time to reconnect and recharge

Published: April 12, 2009 | Last Updated: March 21, 2024 By | Reply Continue Reading

Marybeth Bond has written 11 women’s travel books, including 50 Best Girlfriend Getaways (National Geographic).

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Me, me, me: When friendship is a one-way street

Published: April 11, 2009 | Last Updated: April 25, 2016 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

One-way friendships can be very frustrating.

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Feeling used by a friend

Published: April 7, 2009 | Last Updated: April 8, 2009 By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, My best friend has been in a relationship for the last two years. She has low self-esteem and this guy is no good, controlling and manipulative. I’m not the only friend who has told her that. Since she has been with him it seems the only time she contacts me anymore is […]

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