Archive for July, 2011

Guest Post: 7 ways to cheer up a girlfriend

July 31, 2011 | 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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The Changing Nature of Female Friendship

July 30, 2011 | By | Reply Continue Reading

By Jennifer Trak   July 29, 2011 Female friendship can be a volatile beast.   From primary school to adulthood, we meet hundreds of other women at school, work and social events but only a handful will become friends for life. Even knowing that certain friendships always have an expiry date, it’s still hurtful when […]

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Keeping peace with the daughter-in-law from hell

July 29, 2011 | 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

July 28, 2011 | 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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WebMD – Friends: How to Make, Keep, or Leave Them

July 27, 2011 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

By Lisa Fields Maybe you have 571 friends on Facebook, but do you have close friends you want to hang with? A few special friends you can tell nearly anything? It’s important for all of us to have good friends — and to know how to end friendships that aren’t working anymore. Here are some […]

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AT & T Careers Newsletter: Are Your Friends at Work Hurting Your Career?

July 27, 2011 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Guidelines for workplace friendships By Kaitlin Madden, 7/26/11   Many studies over the past few years have shown that workplace friendships increase productivity, team morale and workers’ overall job satisfaction. Since friends provide us with support, comic relief and a sense of belonging, it seems only natural that having friends at the office makes work […]

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F is for Friendship in Middle Grade Novels

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?

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="">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

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)

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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