Archive for July, 2009

I love my BFF but I can’t take her husband!

Published: July 29, 2009 | Last Updated: July 29, 2009 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, My BFF and I spend a lot of time together but her husband isn’t very social or friendly with me when I go to their place. She pressures me to arrange a night for the four of us to get together but I don’t really enjoy his company and my partner doesn’t […]

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Gay/straight friendship: Is it possible?

Published: July 24, 2009 | Last Updated: July 24, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Do you think a friendship can really exist between a straight woman and a lesbian?  I want to believe so, but I am finding that maintaining one is difficult. I am a 48-year old gay woman who has a 27-year old straight friend. We met at work about two years ago. Although there is […]

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Is she a good mom but a lousy friend?

Published: July 23, 2009 | Last Updated: July 23, 2009 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION I am glad so that I found this blog! Anyway, here is the deal: I have this friend. We completely hit it off when we first met (she worked with my husband). She got laid off from my husband’s company but we both put effort into our friendship. She got pregnant and had a […]

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Five Awkward Friendship Moments: What Do You Say When…?

Published: July 16, 2009 | Last Updated: October 11, 2021 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

Every friendship, even the best of them, has awkward friendships moments. They also have predictable peaks and valleys.

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Summertime When the Friendships Comes Easy

Published: July 14, 2009 | Last Updated: November 30, 2020 By | Reply Continue Reading

Whether it’s changing schools, changing neighborhoods, or heading off to summer camp, it’s tough to leave close friends behind—especially when you’re a young woman lacking self-confidence and wondering how others will judge you. In her second book for young readers, called Slept Away (Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2009), author Julie Kraut has written the […]

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Caution: Frenemies Can Be Bad For Your Health

Published: July 10, 2009 | Last Updated: November 25, 2021 By | 9 Replies Continue Reading
Caution: Frenemies Can Be Bad For Your Health

Being with frenemies has been associated with elevations in blood pressure.

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Who is Kristan Cole? Sarah Palin’s BFF

Published: July 8, 2009 | Last Updated: February 10, 2017 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

They both grew up in Wasilla and they’ve known each other for some 40 years since they attended the same elementary school. Each is an ambitious, outspoken, competitive, conservative, God-fearing, married, working mom with five kids. They live seven miles apart in a state whose area is so vast that it exceeds that of Texas, […]

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A lesson about female friendship from the ad world

Published: July 6, 2009 | Last Updated: March 29, 2022 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

If you need one more shred of evidence of the gender differences in interpersonal relationships, you’ll find it in a short piece by Alex Mindlin buried in the Business Section of this morning’s New York Times. When it comes to customer loyalty, women aren’t necessarily more loyal than men; it’s just that their loyalties take […]

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