Archive for April, 2009

The Girls from Ames: An Interview with best-selling author Jeffrey Zaslow

Published: April 30, 2009 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

No surprise: The Girls from Ames just landed on the New York Times hardcover nonfiction best-seller list. Read my interview with author Jeffrey Zaslow on The Huffington Post. Jeffrey Zaslow is a columnist for The Wall Street Journal. Prior to writing The Girls from Ames, he was co-author of the international bestseller The Last Lecture. […]

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

Published: April 29, 2009 | Last Updated: February 20, 2021 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

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: April 2, 2016 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 17, 2021 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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