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When Good Friends Forget Your Birthday

Published: October 11, 2021 | Last Updated: October 11, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading
When Good Friends Forget Your Birthday

A reader asks what to do when your friends forget your birthday; she feels hurt and resentful and wonders if she should say or do something.

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When Exchanging Gifts Feels Awkward

Published: December 27, 2020 | Last Updated: December 27, 2020 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading
When Exchanging Gifts Feels Awkward

During the pandemic, even exchanging gifts with friends can feel strange when everything else seems to be topsy-turvy. 

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in the Media – What do you do? A friend earns more money (RD.com)

Published: March 31, 2017 | Last Updated: March 31, 2017 By | 11 Replies Continue Reading
in the Media – What do you do? A friend earns more money (RD.com)

How do you handle the awkward situation of having a friend who earns more money than you do? Does this put the kibosh on a friendship?

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In the Media – Income inequality: Keeping friends when they can spend more (Learnvest)

Published: January 22, 2017 | By | Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – Income inequality: Keeping friends when they can spend more (Learnvest)

Natasha Burton recently tackled the tricky situation of income inequality between friends and the impact it can have on relationships.

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In the Media – When money ruins a friendship (Forbes.com)

Published: September 17, 2016 | Last Updated: September 27, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – When money ruins a friendship (Forbes.com)

What can you do to make sure that money doesn’t ruin a friendship?

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My friend talks too much about money

Published: April 18, 2016 | By | 19 Replies Continue Reading

Money can be an uncomfortable subject because people have different values and attitudes about whether it should be spoken about at all.

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In the Media – Money can complicate friendships (The Debrief)

Published: February 19, 2016 | Last Updated: February 19, 2016 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
In the Media – Money can complicate friendships (The Debrief)

Disparities in income and lifestyle can complicate friendships. In her recent article on UK publication, The Debrief (which targets 20-something females), features editor Vicky Spratt makes the point that when people are in high school and college they are more likely to be on an even playing field.

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In the Media – How to help a friend who has lost her job (FitnessRepublic.com)

Published: January 12, 2015 | Last Updated: January 12, 2015 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
In the Media – How to help a friend who has lost her job (FitnessRepublic.com)

On the website FitnessRepublic.com, I write about how losing a job not only creates financial problems but also social ones.

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Reader Wisdom: What friends should and shouldn’t say when someone loses a job

Published: December 15, 2014 | Last Updated: December 15, 2014 By | Reply Continue Reading

A reader loses a job under difficult circumstances and suggests some ways that friends can be more or less supportive and helpful.

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Collecting rent may trump hanging on to a tenuous friendship

Published: June 15, 2014 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A landlord can’t get her friend to pay his rent.

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