Archive for February, 2012

On WBUR NPR Radio/Boston: Love Letters- How to Break Up With a Friend

Published: February 11, 2012 | Last Updated: February 11, 2012 By | Reply Continue Reading

BY AMORY SIVERTSON Feb 10, 2012   So you’re in a relationship, and it’s turned sour. Or boring. Or just downright time-consuming. Whatever the reason may be, you’re ready to break it off.   But this isn’t your typical romance-gone-wrong – this is a friendship. It could be your best friend, or it could just be […]

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My 7-Year-Old Is Treated Like An Outcast

Published: February 7, 2012 | Last Updated: November 2, 2021 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

A child is treated like an outcast. The adults in his life need to help him learn the social skills he needs to make friends and get along with others.

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Friendship: The Significance of Timing

Published: February 6, 2012 | Last Updated: February 6, 2012 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

Two close male friends with a long history drift apart   QUESTION Dear Irene, My friend and I became friends when his family moved into my neighborhood when we were both kids. My friend was an outcast and very different from other kids at an early age. Parents questioned his sexuality early on and not […]

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Heartbroken over the loss of a friendship…is there anything I can do?

Published: February 5, 2012 | Last Updated: February 5, 2012 By | 12 Replies Continue Reading

Unfortunately, sometimes the only way to get over the hump is tincture of time…   QUESTION Dear Irene, I am struggling with a friend that said she needs "space." I realize she is in a trying time in her life. Her mother in dying of cancer and she’s currently finishing up her master’s degree. I […]

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Friendship by the Book: Two Plus Two: Couples and their Couple Friendships’

Published: February 3, 2012 | Last Updated: February 11, 2024 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Two Plus Two: Couples and their Couple Friendships breaks new ground focusing on the relationships between couples and their couple friends.

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Is there a bestie in your life now?

Published: February 2, 2012 | Last Updated: February 2, 2012 By | Reply Continue Reading

by Sondra Forsythe of Third Age   Celebrity best friends Barbra Streisand and Donna Karan have famously continued their close connection with one another for over 20 years. Babs, who will turn 70 in April of 2012, recently took the stage at the Dream Foundation’s annual gala to present the evening’s award to the 64-year-old […]

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