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Family and Friends: Holiday Traditions Change Over Time

Published: December 11, 2021 | By | Reply Continue Reading
Family and Friends: Holiday Traditions Change Over Time

A writer wants to “take back” the holidays and celebrate them with family and friends in her own home. She asks if it is wrong to feel that way?

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You Can Brighten A Blue Christmas

Published: December 8, 2021 | Last Updated: December 8, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading
You Can Brighten A Blue Christmas

Journalist Cindy La Ferle offers some tips on how to brighten a Blue Christmas that doesn’t quite live up to hopes and expectations.

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10 Reasons Your Friend Didn’t Send A Holiday Card

Published: December 1, 2021 | Last Updated: December 1, 2021 By | 17 Replies Continue Reading
10 Reasons Your Friend Didn’t Send A Holiday Card

Wondering whether or not to send a holiday card to friends? Should you only send them to the ones who send them to you?

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Worried Mom: My Daughter Doesn’t Have A Close Friend

Published: October 7, 2021 | Last Updated: October 7, 2021 By | 14 Replies Continue Reading
Worried Mom: My Daughter Doesn’t Have A Close Friend

My 7-year-old daughter, soon to be 8, seems to be having some problems, and I am not sure how concerned I should be. I have two daughters; the younger one is 6. Even while writing this I am thinking, they are babies, but I do have concerns about my older daughter.

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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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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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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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What Do You Do When An Online Friendship Begins To Feel Creepy?

Published: July 2, 2021 | Last Updated: July 28, 2021 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading
What Do You Do When An Online Friendship Begins To Feel Creepy?

A teenager is involved in an awkward online friendship that is making her feel increasingly uncomfortable. She asks what to do.

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