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Disappearing Acts: When Friends Are Gone After a Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder

Someone loses her friends after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder

June 11, 2021 | By | 8 Replies Continue Reading
Friendship Trends: 9 Ways The Pandemic Has Changed Our Friendships

Friendship Trends: 9 Ways The Pandemic Has Changed Our Friendships

The pandemic has changed our friendships. Here are 9 pandemic friendship trends culled from members of “The Friendship Blog Connection.”

March 22, 2021 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading
How Do I Deal WIth A Pushy Person?

How Do I Deal WIth A Pushy Person?

How do you deal with a pushy person? Two women met in a workshop but one wants more of a friendship than does the other.

March 10, 2021 | By | 9 Replies Continue Reading
When Exchanging Gifts Feels Awkward

When Exchanging Gifts Feels Awkward

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

December 27, 2020 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading
Pandemic-Related Losses: How To Show A Friend You Care 

Pandemic-Related Losses: How To Show A Friend You Care 

A reader wonders how to respond to friends experiencing pandemic-related losses. QUESTION I have several friends right now who are going through VERY trying situations. In a few instances, I’ve sent people emails expressing my commiseration but I’m wondering what, if anything, to do next when I don’t hear back from them. Do you think […]

November 8, 2020 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
My Friend Has Mental Health Problems: How Can I Help Her?

My Friend Has Mental Health Problems: How Can I Help Her?

When a friend has mental health problems it can be hard to know how to help, especially during the pandemic.

October 12, 2020 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading
Friendship Divided By Politics

Friendship Divided By Politics

Divided by politics, a long-term friendship seems to be on the verge of falling apart. A woman asks whether she should cut it off for a while.

October 9, 2020 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
Losing Support From a Circle of Friends

Losing Support From a Circle of Friends

A young woman feels excluded from a circle of friends, a second loss after a molar pregnancy, and seeks advice.

September 29, 2020 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
Am I Obliged To Give Free Services To Family And Friends?

Am I Obliged To Give Free Services To Family And Friends?

A semi-retired couple is often asked to devote their time and skills to providing free services to people they know who don’t want to pay professionals. They have a hard time saying NO.

September 20, 2020 | By | Reply Continue Reading
Retired and Feeling Disconnected

Retired and Feeling Disconnected

Many people are feeling disconnected during the pandemic. This retired therapist has lost her friends and seeks advice.

September 18, 2020 | By | 8 Replies Continue Reading