Archive for July, 2011

Guest Post: 7 ways to cheer up a girlfriend

Published: July 31, 2011 | Last Updated: June 1, 2020 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Don’t you love when your friends are there for you? Here are some ways to cheer up a girlfriend and be a better friend. By Judi Cogan, Girlfriendology* We all have great days when we want to shout happiness from a rooftop somewhere. We all have days that are neither wonderful nor terrible. Sometimes we have […]

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Keeping peace with the daughter-in-law from hell

Published: July 29, 2011 | Last Updated: January 7, 2016 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

The relationship between mothers-in-laws and daughter-in-laws can be tricky.

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Five signs a friendship is falling apart

Published: July 28, 2011 | Last Updated: January 7, 2016 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Unlike the engaging plots of novels and TV dramas and sitcoms, most friendships don’t end because of big blowups or betrayals. Rather two friends slowly drift apart, without fireworks or fanfare, because their lives have gone in different directions. While it’s comforting to think that our friendships will last forever (and, perhaps that’s what allows […]

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F is for Friendship in Middle Grade Novels

Published: July 27, 2011 | Last Updated: July 27, 2011 By | Reply Continue Reading

Every once in a while, I’m quoted in various blogs. I loved this post so thought I would share it. Author Andrea Mack talks about how friendships stories can ring true in middle grade novels.   She writes: Between the ages of 9 and 14, kids are starting to explore relationships with people outside their families. […]

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A Haunting Death: Could friends have saved Amy Winehouse?

Published: July 27, 2011 | Last Updated: July 27, 2011 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

  People were shocked to hear of the death of singer Amy Winehouse. What are your thoughts about whether the support of good friends might have averted this tragedy? Choose one answer below or write in your own thoughts. <a href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/5278742/">A Haunting Death: Could friends have saved Amy Winehouse?"</a>

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An inconvenient truth: She’s made you a second-tier friend

Published: July 26, 2011 | Last Updated: October 31, 2012 By | 22 Replies Continue Reading

If you feel like a second-tier friend, it’s not a friendship of equals QUESTION Dear Irene, I’ve been friends with a woman for about four years now. As time progressed, we became closer, or so I thought. We both moved here from other areas and I introduced her to our neighborhood book club, my hairstylist, etc. The […]

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The Phase Out (Times Two)

Published: July 25, 2011 | Last Updated: July 25, 2011 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

When friends are always busy and never initiate contact, they may be trying to step back from the friendship~   QUESTION Dear Irene, For the last couple of years my friend has been slowly but surely phasing me out of her life. I’m no longer invited to events and she’s usually busy when I suggest […]

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Cafe Mom: End of Friendship Can Be As Devastating as Divorce

Published: July 22, 2011 | Last Updated: March 14, 2024 By | Reply Continue Reading

By Mod Ana-Mexicana 7/21/11   Women tend to share everything with their closest female friends, things they would never dream of discussing with their spouse or partners. So when the person who knows you inside out turns their back on you, it feels like a stab through the heart.   “Women’s friendships can be very […]

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Knowing when to say goodbye – How to break up with a friend

Published: July 22, 2011 | Last Updated: October 9, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading

Knowing when and how to say goodbye to a friend depends on the nature of your relationship and the reason you’re considering ending it.   Earlier this week, Brandi-Ann Uyemura, Associate Editor of Psych Central interviewed me for an article entitled, Knowing When to Say Goodbye: How to Break Up with a Friend.

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Mean Girls Grown Up: How Long Will This Bully Be At It?

Published: July 21, 2011 | Last Updated: August 29, 2022 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading
Mean Girls Grown Up: How Long Will This Bully Be At It?

Whatever their age, mean girls can make someone’s life miserable. Because character endures, they are hard to change.

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