Tag: best friends

How do I develop friendships as part of a couple?

Published: January 8, 2013 | Last Updated: January 9, 2013 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

I am 51 and still trying to find a best friend, as sad as that sounds. Don’t get me wrong I have work acquaintances with whom I have gone out with on occasion but no one I would call for a weekend movie or coffee or to whom I would tell my “darkest secrets.” I only wish.

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Kickin’ It Up a Notch: Julia Child’s Recipe for Best Friends

Published: May 3, 2011 | Last Updated: April 28, 2021 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Like many close friendships, the one between Julia Child and Avis DeVoto was borne of serendipity. These two women met across the miles (in an era long before Facebook or LinkedIn) yet formed an instant bond-curiously, over a sharp carbon steel knife. By 1952, Julia and her husband Paul had been living in Paris for […]

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No Best Friends But Plenty of Contacts

Published: February 9, 2011 | Last Updated: December 15, 2020 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi, I have grown up moving around a lot—five middle schools and six elementary schools to be exact. Always being the new kid conditioned me to meet new people. Once I hit a certain point with friends, I find new ones. I guess I get bored or scared. Is it okay to not have […]

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Help! My Friend Is Too Clingy!

Published: September 17, 2010 | Last Updated: November 13, 2021 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading
Help! My Friend Is Too Clingy!

Two good friends, one feels too clingy, the other feels strangled by the closeness. She wonders what to do or say.

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Friendship by the Book: Let’s Take The Long Way Home

Published: August 16, 2010 | Last Updated: July 5, 2021 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

It’s rare that I simply gush over books but I fell in love with Gail Caldwell’s newest book: Let’s Take The Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship.

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Guest Post: OMG–Now Even the BFF Isn’t PC

Published: June 19, 2010 | Last Updated: July 25, 2020 By | Reply Continue Reading

By Diane Auer-Jones I read this morning in The New York Times that some schools, teachers, and even summer-camp counselors are working hard to disrupt best friend relationships and, instead, encourage youngsters to be part of big groups. Some schools and camps go so far that they intentionally break up best friends by, for example, […]

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Should a child be allowed to have a best friend?

Published: June 17, 2010 | Last Updated: March 29, 2013 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

An article in the New York Times challenged the notion a child should be allowed to have a best friend. In my opinion, neither school officials nor parents should be “regulating” friendships.

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Circles of Friends

Published: May 6, 2009 | Last Updated: August 11, 2013 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Some women have the good fortune of having a circles of friends with a shared history

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Friendship Counts: Looking at the numbers

Published: October 13, 2008 | Last Updated: October 5, 2015 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

Readers are always interested in friendship counts: how the numbers of their friendships stack up to those of others.

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Generation Y Moms: Log on to connect to other moms

Published: September 18, 2008 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Gen Y moms (born between 1982 and 1995), AKA  babies of baby boomers) are pushing the digital envelope. Compared to Gen X moms before them, they are more likely to use the internet to form bonds with one another to hone their parenting skills. A research brief on MediaPost draws distinctions between the way the […]

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