Tag: advice

50 and no…

Published: December 12, 2013 | By | 33 Replies Continue Reading

A woman googles “50 and no…” to search for answers for her loneliness

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Friendship: Are My Expectations Too High?

Published: November 22, 2013 | Last Updated: April 15, 2021 By | 46 Replies Continue Reading

Sometimes expectations need to be tempered because different people have different styles and approaches to friendship.

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Reader Wisdom: When your teen feels like an outcast

Published: November 22, 2013 | Last Updated: May 10, 2015 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

A young reader shares her experience of feeling like an outcast and offers advice to parents of teens.

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Friends and weddings

Published: November 20, 2013 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
Friends and weddings

Wedding expert Sharon Naylor offers some advice on friends and weddings.

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Can a friendship overcome a terrible betrayal?

Published: February 28, 2013 | By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

Whether a friendship can survive after a betrayal depends on whether the friend who was betrayed is able to forgive.

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Rx for Loneliness: Get out of the house!

Published: September 13, 2012 | Last Updated: November 3, 2015 By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

Here are 5 Tips for Making Friends After 50.

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No friends: Don’t tell me to join a group

Published: June 22, 2012 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 28 Replies Continue Reading

Some people are joiners and others aren’t. There are other ways to meet new people—but you need to discover how and it may take more time and effort. QUESTION Hi Irene, I am a forty-something woman, no kids. I used to have friends, a life, and a career. Then we moved to a rural area for […]

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From the Friendship Forums – On Learning from Past Mistakes

Published: April 18, 2012 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

I’ve had years of unsuccessful female relationships. I’m 46 years old now and have no true friends anymore. I’ve really looked at myself and my former friends to learn from past mistakes. My personal opinion is that many, not all, of the mistakes my friends and I made are more typical of women than men. […]

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Top ten friendship posts in 2011: The Friendship Doctor reflects on friendship and blogging

Published: December 23, 2011 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 13 Replies Continue Reading

Tis the season for wrap-ups and top ten lists. Friendship expert Dr. Irene S. Levine discusses her blog, its visitors, and their  friendship concerns. Since January, I’ve posted 202 times on this blog — that’s about four times a week — usually early in the morning or late at night. That’s a lot of time to spend in […]

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Mean girls at Montessori Preschool

Published: December 8, 2011 | Last Updated: April 8, 2016 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A mother worries about her 5-year-old’s mean friends at Montessori Preschool.

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