Tag: aging

Friendship and Aging: Is Losing Interest In Friends An Aging Thing?

Published: August 30, 2021 | By | 56 Replies Continue Reading
Friendship and Aging: Is Losing Interest In Friends An Aging Thing?

Each of my women friends has — or had — good qualities, but ultimately, the positive didn’t outweigh the negative. Is my laziness in trying to make new (better, more compatible) friends an aging thing?

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On the strengths (and importance) of elder friendships: In the New York Times

Published: December 30, 2016 | Last Updated: February 10, 2017 By | Reply Continue Reading
On the strengths (and importance) of elder friendships: In the New York Times

In case you missed the excellent article about elder friendships in today’s New York Times, I think you’ll want to read it.

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In the Media: Challenges of making midlife friendships (Today.com)

Published: May 25, 2016 | Last Updated: May 25, 2016 By | 12 Replies Continue Reading
In the Media: Challenges of making midlife friendships (Today.com)

On the Today Show, Joan Lunden reported on an experiment that suggests that close midlife friendships may help minimize anxiety and stress.

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Want to be happier and live longer? Get socially active.

Published: March 18, 2016 | Last Updated: March 18, 2016 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading
Want to be happier and live longer? Get socially active.

New studies suggest that being socially active is good for your health.

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Homebound senior who feels hopeless

Published: January 10, 2015 | By | 73 Replies Continue Reading

A homebound senior without friends or family feels hopeless

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Unable to make friends: I feel like a failure waiting to die

Published: September 28, 2014 | By | 318 Replies Continue Reading

A 61-year-old woman has no friends and feels like a total failure

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Peggy and Inez: Best friends at 90

Published: March 5, 2014 | Last Updated: March 5, 2014 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading
Peggy and Inez: Best friends at 90

Peggy and Inez, a compelling video about two best friends at 90, offers testimony to the importance of late-life friendships.

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Friendship and retirement planning

Published: November 8, 2012 | Last Updated: December 22, 2015 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

I am a professional in my early sixties and plan to retire in three years when I am 65 year old. I am married to a very good man, have a grown up beautiful daughter yet I find myself feeling very lonely at times.

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Getting Older: Fighting loneliness in small steps

Published: October 1, 2012 | Last Updated: August 9, 2015 By | 30 Replies Continue Reading

Recently, a reader named Peggy sent The Friendship Doctor an email that explains how she combats feelings of loneliness through some of her interests.

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On having neighbors who don’t have to knock

Published: June 12, 2012 | Last Updated: June 12, 2012 By | Reply Continue Reading

This was a great article by John Leland in the New York Times, in case you didn’t see it. It tells the story of a group of women in their 70s and 80s who live on the same floor, in public housing, in an apartment building in the Washington Heights section of New York. They […]

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