Archive for June, 2012

On having neighbors who don’t have to knock

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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

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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

June 10, 2012 | 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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La Tercera (Chilean newspaper) Breaking a friendship is as painful as breaking with a partner

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June 9, 2012   SEGURAMENTE en más de una ocasión usted echó mano a la frase "no eres tú, soy yo" para terminar una relación de pareja. O, peor que eso, fue víctima de esas palabras. Puede ser una excusa poco creíble, pero la frase es un recurso reconocido en los quiebres amorosos. Pero hágase […]

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Yahoo! Shine- 10 People Every Woman Needs in Her Life

June 8, 2012 | By | Reply Continue Reading

June 7, 2012 By Ronnie Koenig   The Motivator When you’re depressed, this friend makes you get your ass off the couch, put on your tightest jeans and highest heels and go out drinking with her. When you’re bored, she’ll suggest a wild adventure, whether it’s a flying trapeze school or an impromptu road trip. […]

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How can I handle a friend who is clingy and self-absorbed?

Clingy friends can be draining. For a relationship to work, friends need to meet each other halfway.  QUESTION Hi, Irene. I suffer from mental health difficulties and I had to quit my job and move back to my parents’ house. My GP referred me to a group for women with similar problems and there I met and became […]

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The Friendship Blog – Named a Must-Visit Blog

Thanks to G34Media for selecting the The Friendship Blog for its list of "100 Blogs To Visit Before You Die."   From the List:   The Friendship Blog – Don’t you just love the idea and concept behind this one? An entire site dedicated to friendships. Oh, yes we like. This super awesome blog comes courtesy […]

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My friend discovered I lied to her

QUESTION  Hi Irene, I’m 37 years old but when I was 18, my best friend and I met this friendly guy whom we both liked, but he liked me more. He and I kept our relationship quiet for a while but at a party, my best friend saw us together. She and I didn’t speak […]

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First-Person: It’s Tough to Reach Out to Friends When You’re Depressed

It’s Tough to Reach Out to Friends When You’re Depressed

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Embarrassed at having no friends

No one should feel embarrassed at having no friends.

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