Archive for June, 2012

Friendship and faith

Published: June 27, 2012 | Last Updated: June 25, 2013 By | 22 Replies Continue Reading

Yes, differences in faith and religion (not unlike differences in political affiliations)—or differences between believing and not believing—can often divide friends. How strongly each one believes, how consuming a role faith plays in the way they conduct their lives, whether or not they try to convert others to their way of thinking, and general openness to different religions and ways of thinking are all predictors of the toll religious views and affiliations may take on friendships.

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A Troubled Marriage Can Make for Troubled Friendships

Published: June 24, 2012 | Last Updated: June 14, 2024 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Sadly, a troubled marriage can profoundly affect friendships creating a virtual roadblock in sustaining them.

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No friends: Don’t tell me to join a group

Published: June 22, 2012 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 28 Replies Continue Reading

Some people are joiners and others aren’t. There are other ways to meet new people—but you need to discover how and it may take more time and effort. QUESTION Hi Irene, I am a forty-something woman, no kids. I used to have friends, a life, and a career. Then we moved to a rural area for […]

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Guest Post: Trauma, Trust and Friendship

Published: June 19, 2012 | Last Updated: November 17, 2020 By | 16 Replies Continue Reading

A trauma expert explains the relationship between trust and friendship.

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My Friend Doesn’t Trust Me: What Can I Do?

Published: June 18, 2012 | Last Updated: September 6, 2021 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

It can be frustrating when a friend doesn’t trust you but the ability to trust may be deeply ingrained in personality.

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When Your Teen’s BFF Makes You Say OMG

Published: June 18, 2012 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

by Sherri Kuhn June 15, 2012   Everyone wants their teens to have friends and a fun social life. What happens when the friend your daughter wants to spend the most time with isn’t someone you like at all? How can you keep the peace and keep your mouth shut when you can’t stand her […]

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Regretting the loss of a 20-year friendship

Published: June 13, 2012 | Last Updated: April 18, 2016 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

While it’s sad to let go of a 20-year friendship, it isn’t necessarily a reason for regret.

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On having neighbors who don’t have to knock

Published: June 12, 2012 | Last Updated: June 12, 2012 By | Reply Continue Reading

This was a great article by John Leland in the New York Times, in case you didn’t see it. It tells the story of a group of women in their 70s and 80s who live on the same floor, in public housing, in an apartment building in the Washington Heights section of New York. They […]

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Guest Post: Getting Over Feeling Like a Stranger in Your Own Neighborhood

Published: June 11, 2012 | Last Updated: March 12, 2014 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

With a little bit of moxie, my friend and colleague, Laura E. Kelly, used technology and a new website to overcome the feelings of estrangement from neighbors that are so typical across America today.

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Change can challenge friendships

Published: June 10, 2012 | Last Updated: December 21, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

The negative impact of a significant life change (s) on friendship, although challenging, can be overcome with effort.

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