Archive for September, 2010

Guest Post – The Mother Divide: Friends with children and friends without

September 30, 2010 | By | 53 Replies Continue Reading

By Christina Gombar   When I was growing up in the 70s, the progressive view held that a person could live a rich, rewarding life full of close bonds, even if she didn’t have kids. On prime-time Saturday nights, Mary and Rhoda in their studio singles apartments, Bob and Emily in their Chicago high rise […]

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Friends who live high on the hog

September 29, 2010 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A woman expresses hurt over friends who live high on the hog.

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Staten Island Advance – The Queens of Mean

September 29, 2010 | By | Reply Continue Reading

September 28, 2010 By Elise G. McIntosh STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – We see it on TV time and time again: Women behaving badly.   It can be aggressive, like the F-bomb-laden screaming match between Danielle Staub and Teresa Giudice during the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" reunion special, in which Bravo exec Andy Cohen had […]

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Friendship by the Book: Life is a Trip

September 28, 2010 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

At first glance, Life is a Trip: The Transformative Magic of Travel by Judith Fein (Spirituality & Health Books, 2010) doesn’t appear to be a book about friendship. But once you open up the cover and begin reading about the author’s gutsy cross-cultural adventures, you realize that she has honed a unique talent for opening […]

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A less-than-perfect friend

September 27, 2010 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Friendships are rarely perfect; they come in more flavors and textures than Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Sometimes, coming to terms with a less than perfect friendship is a matter of viewing it realistically, putting it in perspective, setting boundaries, and deciding to get and give what you can so the relationship is mutually rewarding. […]

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Can Angelina possibly be a lonely girl?

September 26, 2010 | By | 59 Replies Continue Reading

It’s hard to think of Angelina Jolie as a lonely girl but she may juggling marriage, career and/or motherhood—so close friendships take a back seat.

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Book-Signing Tips: Read this if you’re not Sarah Palin

September 25, 2010 | By | Reply Continue Reading

By my clever friend and colleague, Sandra Beckwith Isn’t this a great title for an article?   The book signing, like so many other elements of the publishing industry, is evolving into something new, different, and better. Gone are the days when authors can sit at a bookstore table and sign book after book. That […]

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Friendship by the Book: Giveaway and Q & A with Gail Caldwell

September 25, 2010 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gail Caldwell’s beautiful book, Let’s Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship (Random House, 2010), breaks new ground in allowing readers to understand the depths of a close female friendship and the pain associated with a sudden and untimely loss.

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Mean girls use subtle, cruel tactics to isolate

September 25, 2010 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Mean girls use cruel tactics to isolate.

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My best friend is too demanding

September 22, 2010 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, My best friend has become overly dependent on me. She’s been living in another state for the last few years but we see each other, on average, once every three months and talk multiple times a day, via phone, text and AIM.   I live with my fiancé (newly engaged) and even […]

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