Archive for November, 2012

Should I go to my friend’s party if I don’t like some of the guests?

Published: November 26, 2012 | Last Updated: November 26, 2012 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

My friend has invited me to her New Year’s party, along with the other two friends I don’t get along with. I’m debating if I should go, ignore them and have a good time, or not go and save myself the stress and drama.

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When to let go of a friend

Published: November 24, 2012 | Last Updated: November 24, 2012 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

I never did have a large circle of friends so losing friends like this is a huge deal to me. Actually, I tend to hang on to friends that aren’t good for me for longer than I should because it isn’t always easy for me to make new ones.

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Thanksgiving Day 2012

Published: November 21, 2012 | Last Updated: November 26, 2012 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
Thanksgiving Day 2012

On the cusp of Thanksgiving Day, many New Yorkers are just beginning to recover from the wrath of Hurricane Sandy, which reached its worst intensity on the east coast one month ago, on October 25. For many, the hurricane hit close to home with its widespread destruction of life and property, affecting families, friends and […]

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Social Anxiety and Friendship: A First-Person Account

Published: November 20, 2012 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading
Social Anxiety and Friendship: A First-Person Account

Social Anxiety can make it difficult to make and sustain friendships. I’m very appreciative to one of the readers of this blog, Jane, for her courage in sharing this post in the hope it would be useful to others.

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Why is it so hard finding a spontaneous friend to hang out with?

Published: November 16, 2012 | By | 20 Replies Continue Reading

I never had a lot of close friends when I was younger but I always had a couple, and my best friend was my husband. I also have four children. My husband died two years ago after a bout with cancer (at home) and my children are now grown and live in different areas. Two of my best friends moved to other states and I now have only one friend left, who also moved to another city.

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SF Gate: Friendship Problems, When Your Child is Fighting with her Best Friend

Published: November 14, 2012 | Last Updated: November 14, 2012 By | Reply Continue Reading
SF Gate: Friendship Problems, When Your Child is Fighting with her Best Friend

In this article, which previously appeared in Good Housekeeping, the journalist provides tips for parents whose children are having friendship problems.

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Ending the Family Feud (in Best You, Aviva Insurance)

Published: November 14, 2012 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

The Friendship Doctor in the News Feuds are legendary—Cain and Abel, the Hatfields and McCoys—but at the same time all too real for some families. Even if you’re not directly involved, long-term fighting can take a toll on every family member’s health. Here’s what you can do to encourage reconciliation. This article provides some tips for […]

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Need advice: I feel like a recluse at work

Published: November 11, 2012 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

I am a 41-year-old female who is having a horrible time establishing cordial relationships at work. I do the best I can at my job (I am a social worker) and I get along with my supervisor.

When I first started my job, I would chitchat with coworkers sometimes. Then more and more, I became like a recluse. I go in, sit at my desk to do my job, and basically stay in my cubby.

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No Friends In High School: What Am I Doing Wrong?

Published: November 10, 2012 | Last Updated: May 29, 2022 By | 338 Replies Continue Reading
No Friends In High School: What Am I Doing Wrong?

A woman write: I’m nice, enthusiastic and inclusive but have no friends in high school. She asks for insights from others in this situation.

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Friendship and retirement planning

Published: November 8, 2012 | Last Updated: December 22, 2015 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

I am a professional in my early sixties and plan to retire in three years when I am 65 year old. I am married to a very good man, have a grown up beautiful daughter yet I find myself feeling very lonely at times.

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