Archive for October, 2010

My daughter feels like an outcast at school: What should I do?

October 27, 2010 | By | 79 Replies Continue Reading

The effects of bullying and treated like an outcast can be long-lasting.

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Guest Post: Is it better to walk alone or persevere with boring friendships?

October 21, 2010 | By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

by Hadyn Thomas The most important thing to me is my friendships. It is true that I do not have very many friends. I have found this to be the best way. Having many friends always seemed like a crazy idea to me. How can you be expected to give time to yourself and many […]

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Taking a gamble on a friendship

October 19, 2010 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, I am a 52-year-old woman who had a very close friendship with a young girl in her late 20s whom I worked with for about two years. We met at our training class and continued once out on the floor.   I’m a young minded person and get along with mostly every […]

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Top 3 ways to get unfriended on Facebook

October 15, 2010 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

A study looks at why people got unfriended on Facebook.

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Montgomery Maryland Gazette – Pen Pal Friendships

October 14, 2010 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Relationships forged in ink similar to face-to-face friendships   Psychologist, Towson English professor weigh in on pen pals’ tight bond by Danielle E. Gaines    Without ever meeting, Mary Ann Fitzpatrick and Beatrice Aillet forged the tightest friendship in both their lives. For 38 years they exchanged frequent letters, but only a handful of phone […]

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Left out: When your gal pal falls in love with guy pal

October 14, 2010 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Is it natural to be jealous? How do you handle the changes in the friendship?   QUESTION Dear Irene, I’m 22, and my best friend Allie and I have been friends for 11 years. We went to middle and high school together, and stayed incredibly close despite four years at different colleges in different cities, […]

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The Benefits of Friendly Competition

October 14, 2010 | By | Reply Continue Reading

On the benefits of friendly competition in the workplace…

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Poll: What kind of friend are you? Betty White, Jamie Lee Curtis, or Kristen Bell

October 12, 2010 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Three superstars—Betty White, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Kristen Bell—were recently interviewed in an article called, What Women Want, which appears in the November/December 2010 issue of AARP, The Magazine. This is what each woman had to say about her female friendships: Betty White: …As much as I love my friends, I wouldn’t think of going […]

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Tell your friends: Mental illnesses are no-fault disorders

October 10, 2010 | By | Reply Continue Reading

  Congress has designated the first week of October each year as Mental Illness Awareness Week. The goal of the week is to raise public awareness about serious mental illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. As many as one in four adults experiences a mental health problem in any given year; one […]

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Guest Post: What do you say to someone who has just lost a friend?

October 8, 2010 | By | 16 Replies Continue Reading

People often have difficulty knowing what to say or do when someone has lost a friend.

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