• Keeping Friends

June 2, 2009

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Dear Friends:

If you haven’t had a chance to look at The Friendship Blog during the month of May, the articles below are some of those you may have missed. I hope you’ll have time to catch up on all the posts, information and opinions about female friendships.

Just click on the links; Be sure to check out the interesting reader comments too!

By the way, I received the galleys of my book on female friendship, Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Break-Up With Your Best Friend, which is slated for publication by Overlook Press in September. I’ll be giving talks and interviews in the fall and I’ll be sure to keep you posted on the news.

Warm regards,

May 31, 2009

Does a ‘best friendship’ need to be monogamous?

Is it unrealistic to want to have one best friend wrong? Is it wrong to feel like you want to be her one-and-only? Read this Q & A from a reader whose best friend doesn’t want to be monogamous.

May 28, 2009

The seven-year expiration date on friendships

It’s always exhilarating to make a close friend—a soul mate—someone you understand and who makes you feel understood. When this happens, it feels like the bond will last a lifetime. Yet most friendships, even the best of them, don’t last forever.  This article tells about a study that the confirms that the large majority of friendships tend to be fleeting.

May 19, 2009

A friendship stuck in Dullsville

This reader and her best friend are boring each other to tears. Read my advice about spicing up their relationship.

May 17, 2009

Seven friendship recovery affirmations

If you are reeling from the loss of a best friend, what should you be telling yourself?

May 17, 2009

Downgrading a disappointing friendship

Read this post from woman who has a long shared history with her friend that extends to their families. Now her best friend won’t answer her calls. What should she do?

May 10, 2009

On Mother’s Day

Read the story of the Migrant Mother, Florence Owens Thompson, whose picture taken during the Great Depression depicts the strength and resilience of motherhood

May 9, 2009

A misunderstanding with a primadonna

This reader writes about a friendship that reached its breaking point. Disagreements about money complicated the problem.

May 8, 2009

More on Friendship Circles: Sprichst du Deutsch?

Carolina Asuquo-Brown, a psychotherapist in Germany, talks about friendship circles. What are some of the factors at their foundation?

May 6, 2008

Circles of friends

A reader writes about feeling “circle envy.” Do most women have a circle of girlfriends like The Girls from Ames?


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