Archive for December, 2012

Searching for Friendship: 2012

December 30, 2012 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

At the end of the year, I like to provide a bit of feedback to visitors who have shared, commented, lurked (which isn’t a bad thing!), alerted me to spammers, and supported me and each other in so many ways. Here is a brief report and my New Year’s wish for you!

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Making friends at midlife: Ties that bind

December 25, 2012 | By | 20 Replies Continue Reading

When we reach midlife, the thought of making new friends can be daunting. One reason why: Unlike women who are going to school, working or parenting, there isn’t a steady pool of people to choose from who are at the same stage of life, doing the same thing at the same time, with many of the same interests.

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My friend criticizes me

December 20, 2012 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

I have a friend I’ve known about 8 years. She’s 49. I’m 52. Four years ago we became neighbors and our friendship grew. But after a year, her true colors emerged. Most of the time she is fine. Tells me I’m funny. Enjoys my company. But she picks on me and always in front of others. It’s like she wants to belittle me.

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Media opportunity: Have you broken up with a best friend?

December 20, 2012 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Have you broken up with a best friend?

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On Access to Guns & Mental Health Services

December 16, 2012 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading
On Access to Guns & Mental Health Services

The devastating events that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut last Friday seem to overshadow the significance of every other pressing concern or problem, mine and everyone else’s.

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We TV – What Should You Do When You Don’t Like Your Teen’s Friend?

December 13, 2012 | By | Reply Continue Reading
We TV – What Should You Do When You Don’t Like Your Teen’s Friend?

Teens will learn important life lessons about friendship along the way if parents are there to guide them.

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An unsettling blow-up with a passive-aggressive friend

December 11, 2012 | By | 26 Replies Continue Reading

I’ve recently called it quits with a very long-term friend, 28 years to be exact (I’m 40). I realized I was in a passive-aggressive relationship for years and found myself completely fed up.

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Handling jealousy over my lesbian partner’s relationships with men

December 10, 2012 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

As partners become more familiar and used to each other, for better or worse, they generally feel more comfortable and complacent about showering each other with attention.

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Letting go of a best friend isn’t easy

December 8, 2012 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

A month ago, my friend sent me an email out of nowhere saying that she no longer wanted to be friends anymore, that this was goodbye.

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Ultimatums can undermine a friendship

December 5, 2012 | By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

Often it’s hard to stay friends with someone who seems to have different morals or standards than you do. I hope you expressed your misgivings to your friend, and told her how you felt, before you gave her an ultimatum to choose between you and them.

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