Archive for December, 2011

The Kiss: Do you think her best friend will forgive her?

Published: December 14, 2011 | Last Updated: September 4, 2014 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Two friends have a fallout when one of them kisses the other’s ex.

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Friends with Cancer: What to Say and Do

Published: December 13, 2011 | Last Updated: March 21, 2022 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

According to the National Cancer Institute, the lifetime risk of developing cancer of one type or another is more than 4 out of ten. If you have a friend who has been diagnosed, don’t miss this excellent article in Salon by one of my favorite writers, Mary Elizabeth Williams.   Mary Elizabeth, a Stage IV […]

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From the Friendship Forums – Signs Your Best Friend is Becoming Your Worst Enemy

Published: December 13, 2011 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 24 Replies Continue Reading

This is another post written by a reader in The Friendship Forums section of this blog. Thanks "Peppercat" for your list of warning signs that your best friend is becoming your worst enemy.   Keep in mind, that like love, BFFs can go bad on you. Don’t do what I have done and give them […]

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Distraught over a Breakup with a Workplace Friend

Published: December 9, 2011 | Last Updated: January 29, 2013 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Right now, only we know about it, but it’s bound to spread. I am not planning to say anything, but she likely will. Plus, it will eventually become apparent to others that we aren’t friends.

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Woman’s Day – How to Walk Away From a Relationship

Published: December 9, 2011 | Last Updated: December 9, 2011 By | Reply Continue Reading

By Jodie Gould   …As difficult as it is to let go of someone, it can be even more painful when you’re the dumpee. "No relationship is perfect, so if you said or did something that caused the rift, apologies are in order," says Irene S. Levine, PhD, author of Best Friends Forever: Surviving a […]

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Mean girls at Montessori Preschool

Published: December 8, 2011 | Last Updated: April 8, 2016 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A mother worries about her 5-year-old’s mean friends at Montessori Preschool.

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Fat Talk Among Friends

Published: December 7, 2011 | Last Updated: March 2, 2024 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

by Sophia Dembling Guys know better. When the woman in their life asks, “Do I look fat?” guys respond, “Gosh, I love you more every day, honey,” or “Now would be a great time for me to start painting the kitchen, don’t you think?” or “Hey, is that a UFO up there?” Anything to avoid fat talk. Among female friends, […]

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Friendship, Cutting, and Making A Difference

Published: December 5, 2011 | Last Updated: April 27, 2016 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

An Interview with Jamie Tworkowski of "To Write Love on Her Arms"   Learning that a family member, friend, or anyone you care about is contemplating suicide or engaged in self-injurious behavior is disturbing. "Cutting" is the most common of a number of self-harming behaviors among some people who have problems regulating their emotions.   […]

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Mom Concerned About Toddler Who Is Aggressive With Playmates

Published: December 3, 2011 | Last Updated: November 2, 2021 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

This mom is worried about her toddler who is aggressive with playmates. Yet three-year-olds want to please their parents if given the opportunity

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When Family or Close Friends Miss A Milestone Celebration

Published: December 3, 2011 | Last Updated: December 3, 2011 By | Reply Continue Reading

By Alina Tugend December 2, 2011   For our first bar mitzvah, I was so entranced to see my older son in a beautifully tailored suit that we bought one, I’m embarrassed to say, for several hundred dollars. He wore it twice before outgrowing it. At least his younger brother used it through much of […]

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