Archive for December, 2013

10 reasons your friend didn’t send you a holiday card

December 22, 2013 | By | 17 Replies Continue Reading
10 reasons your friend didn’t send you a holiday card

Wondering why your friend didn’t send you a holiday card? Don’t take it personally.

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How to get over the holidays with no friends or family

December 20, 2013 | By | 34 Replies Continue Reading
How to get over the holidays with no friends or family

No friends or family around? 14 ideas to buoy your spirits and get you over the holiday hump

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When you need an extra push to get out and make friends

December 20, 2013 | By | 19 Replies Continue Reading

A reader asks: Who can give you an extra push to get out, find friends, and engage in life?

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My friend has Borderline Personality Disorder

December 19, 2013 | By | 22 Replies Continue Reading

It can be very stressful to maintain a friendship with someone with a borderline personality disorder. QUESTION Hi Irene, I have a friend who was first diagnosed with schizophrenia and then with borderline personality disorder. Some days, she seems perfectly cheerful. Other days she has hallucinations and is suicidal. I’ve been trying to be as […]

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How do you handle a friend who is self-harming?

December 18, 2013 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Threats of suicide or knowledge of self-harming are secrets no friend should keep.

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Reader Wisdom: What a boy with Asperger’s taught me about friendship and being different

December 17, 2013 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A retired paraeducator shares the lessons she learned from a boy with Asperger’s about friendship and being different.

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I want to be a friend, not a replacement daughter

December 16, 2013 | By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

A woman feels like an older neighbor is treating her like a replacement daughter.

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I’ve mourned her loss once. Should I give this friendship another chance?

December 14, 2013 | By | 20 Replies Continue Reading

It’s tough knowing whether to give a failed friendship another chance.

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How do you decide when it is time to break up with a friend?

December 13, 2013 | By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

The time to break up with a friend is when you’re absolutely sure about your decision.

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50 and no…

December 12, 2013 | By | 33 Replies Continue Reading

A woman googles “50 and no…” to search for answers for her loneliness

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