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On the strengths (and importance) of elder friendships: In the New York Times

Published: December 30, 2016 | Last Updated: February 10, 2017 By | Reply Continue Reading
On the strengths (and importance) of elder friendships: In the New York Times

In case you missed the excellent article about elder friendships in today’s New York Times, I think you’ll want to read it.

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Depressed With No Friends

Published: October 29, 2016 | Last Updated: January 6, 2022 By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

A stay-at-home 51-year-old single mom is depressed with no friends; the relationship between depression and social anxiety is complicated. 

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Want to be happier and live longer? Get socially active.

Published: March 18, 2016 | Last Updated: March 18, 2016 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading
Want to be happier and live longer? Get socially active.

New studies suggest that being socially active is good for your health.

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Unable to make friends: I feel like a failure waiting to die

Published: September 28, 2014 | By | 318 Replies Continue Reading

A 61-year-old woman has no friends and feels like a total failure

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Peggy and Inez: Best friends at 90

Published: March 5, 2014 | Last Updated: March 5, 2014 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading
Peggy and Inez: Best friends at 90

Peggy and Inez, a compelling video about two best friends at 90, offers testimony to the importance of late-life friendships.

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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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