Archive for August, 2021

When Someone Has An Emotional Problem: Does That Change The Rules of Friendship?

Published: August 31, 2021 | Last Updated: August 24, 2022 By | 18 Replies Continue Reading
When Someone Has An Emotional Problem: Does That Change The Rules of Friendship?

A woman is worn out from dealing with a friend with an emotional problem and asks for advice on what to do.

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Friendship and Aging: Is Losing Interest In Friends An Aging Thing?

Published: August 30, 2021 | By | 56 Replies Continue Reading
Friendship and Aging: Is Losing Interest In Friends An Aging Thing?

Each of my women friends has — or had — good qualities, but ultimately, the positive didn’t outweigh the negative. Is my laziness in trying to make new (better, more compatible) friends an aging thing?

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Abandoned By Friends After Death Of A Partner 

Published: August 26, 2021 | Last Updated: August 26, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading
Abandoned By Friends After Death Of A Partner 

After the death of a partner, a man says his friends have scattered to the wind. He wonders how to respond.

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My Friend Won’t Get Vaccinated: Can I Save The Friendship?

Published: August 22, 2021 | Last Updated: August 25, 2021 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading
My Friend Won’t Get Vaccinated: Can I Save The Friendship?

Whether it’s a friend or a relative, most of us know someone who won’t get vaccinated. Polarizing opinions can fracture a friendship.

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Disappearing Acts: When Friends Are Gone After a Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder

Published: August 19, 2021 | Last Updated: April 22, 2022 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading
Disappearing Acts: When Friends Are Gone After a Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder

Someone loses her friends after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder and cuts her off completely. She asks how to handle this?

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Friendship and Loss: When The Loved One Who Dies Is A Friend

Published: August 18, 2021 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading
Friendship and Loss: When The Loved One Who Dies Is A Friend

Friendship and loss is a topic that’s not often spoken about but it can be very painful to lose a long-time friend.

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Why Listening Matters: Friends Who Listen May Protect Our Cognitive Abilities

Published: August 18, 2021 | Last Updated: August 18, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading
Why Listening Matters: Friends Who Listen May Protect Our Cognitive Abilities

New research suggests that having someone listening to you is more than a feel-good experience; it may also be protective of brain health.

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What Do You Make of a Friend Who Is Only There To Listen?

Published: August 17, 2021 | By | 24 Replies Continue Reading
What Do You Make of a Friend Who Is Only There To Listen?

A young man finds a supportive female friend at work, who is there to listen to problems but otherwise standoffish.

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The Bad Friend: How Can I End My 7-Year-Old Daughter’s Friendship?

Published: August 14, 2021 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
The Bad Friend: How Can I End My 7-Year-Old Daughter’s Friendship?

Finding ways to handle the “bad friend” dilemma can be challenging but there are more options when your children are young.

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Friendship, Parenting and COVID

Published: August 13, 2021 | Last Updated: August 13, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading
Friendship, Parenting and COVID

The volatile mix of parenting and COVID can creates challenges to moms with different values and sensibilities.

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