Tag: advice

POLL – Friendship Advice: Whom do you trust?

Published: September 1, 2011 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

Giving friendship advice is challenging. Even with experience and training, I only hear one side of a story, limited by what someone chooses to tell me or not tell me, which is filtered by that person’s experience of the problem.   The litmus test of the value of friendship advice—or any advice for that matter—is […]

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Keeping peace with the daughter-in-law from hell

Published: July 29, 2011 | Last Updated: January 7, 2016 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

The relationship between mothers-in-laws and daughter-in-laws can be tricky.

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Take the Real Simple Quiz – What kind of friend are you?

Published: July 8, 2011 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

What Kind of Friend Are You? by Annie Marie O’Conner July 2011   Are you the one pals call when they need advice…or when they need a plus-one for a cocktail party? This quiz isn’t scientific but it sure is fun and you may even learn something about your friendship style.   Click here to […]

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Q & A with Debba Haupert: Girlfriend-in-Chief of Girlfriendology

Published: March 31, 2011 | Last Updated: June 1, 2020 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Can you tell my blog readers a little bit about Girlfriendology, including its phenomenal growth? In 2006, two of my girlfriends were dealing with cancer. I had an overwhelming NEED to be with my girlfriends – not just the ones with cancer, but my female friends in general. Girlfriendology was born as a blog that […]

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Friends who live high on the hog

Published: September 29, 2010 | Last Updated: April 6, 2016 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A woman expresses hurt over friends who live high on the hog.

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A less-than-perfect friend

Published: September 27, 2010 | Last Updated: September 27, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

Friendships are rarely perfect; they come in more flavors and textures than Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Sometimes, coming to terms with a less than perfect friendship is a matter of viewing it realistically, putting it in perspective, setting boundaries, and deciding to get and give what you can so the relationship is mutually rewarding. […]

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How to Handle A Facebook Frenemy

Published: August 4, 2010 | Last Updated: August 1, 2013 By | 21 Replies Continue Reading

Have you ever had the unsettling experience of having a Facebook frenemy?

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5 Tips for handling a friend who talks incessantly

Published: July 17, 2010 | Last Updated: March 3, 2013 By | 15 Replies Continue Reading

Have you ever sat down for lunch with a friend who talks non-stop—without giving you the slightest chance to get a word in edgewise? You begin to feel like you turned on a TV set, helplessly trying to interact with a very boring re-run.

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Friend Poaching: It’s Complicated

Published: July 12, 2010 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 14 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I’m 45 years old and feel like a 7th grader due to a mutual friend situation. I have been good friends with two neighbors for over 10 years. I introduced them last year and they hit it off great. I was so happy for them because they both have a lot of […]

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New from The Friendship Blog – Weekly Email Updates

Published: July 11, 2010 | Last Updated: July 12, 2010 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

No relationship is ever perfect, including our friendships. But if you’re reading this, I’m sure you agree that warm and trusting friendships are vital to our happiness and well-being—despite their occasional disappointments and confusing moments. To help you avoid the potential landmines and answer the hard questions that are bound to crop up in any […]

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