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

Published: August 30, 2021 | By | 55 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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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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Is It Disloyal To Talk To A Friend’s Enemy?

Published: August 1, 2021 | Last Updated: August 1, 2021 By | 26 Replies Continue Reading
Is It Disloyal To Talk To A Friend’s Enemy?

I pride myself in being a loyal, good friend. However, recently I have run into a problem. I don’t know how to handle myself in the company of people that my close friends consider their “enemies.”

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My Clingy Friend Calls Me Too Often

Published: July 25, 2021 | By | 22 Replies Continue Reading
My Clingy Friend Calls Me Too Often

Having a clingy friend can be very stressful and demanding. You need to decide whether you want to keep the friendship on the same track or make some changes.  QUESTION Hi Irene, My clingy friend calls me too often, a minimum of ten times per day! I have done the whole “I’m busy, my grandson […]

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The Basics of Starting a Friendship: Step One

Published: May 29, 2013 | Last Updated: April 15, 2021 By | 16 Replies Continue Reading
The Basics of Starting a Friendship: Step One

It sounds simple but making eye contact, smiling, saying hello, and acknowledging someone else, by name, are crucial first steps in starting a friendship.

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Frances Ha: A movie about female friendship in black, white and shades of gray

Published: May 26, 2013 | Last Updated: January 6, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading
Frances Ha: A movie about female friendship in black, white and shades of gray

Female friendship is often misportrayed in movies, films and books–probably because of its complexity. That’s why I was thrilled to see Frances Ha, a new indie film that takes a look at a friendship between two women in their late-20s.

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Can a friendship on life support be salvaged?

Published: May 24, 2013 | Last Updated: May 25, 2013 By | 78 Replies Continue Reading

A friendship on life support may have only a slim chance of survival, especially if the friendship doesn’t have a solid foundation or long history.

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Our friendship isn’t the same

Published: May 21, 2013 | Last Updated: May 21, 2013 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

One of my best friends has changed dramatically in the past year and it’s making me question our friendship.

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Friendship: In sickness and in health? Not always

Published: May 18, 2013 | Last Updated: May 18, 2013 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Two friends bond over sickness until one regains her health. Are there magic words to end this troubling friendship?

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In the Media – My very cheap day

Published: May 18, 2013 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – My very cheap day

Kristen Bellstrom, a single New Yorker and an editor at CNN Money, recently wrote an interesting piece about how she found ways to reduce her expenses during the course of a day.

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