Tag: BFF

A BFF that has stood the test of time

Published: January 17, 2010 | Last Updated: January 18, 2010 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

I don’t recall how I tripped over Jessica Kettle Kechian’s blog, Cougar Tales, but I’m glad I did. I was smitten by one of her posts on friendship. Jessica was gracious to allow me to reprint it here on The Friendship Blog as a guest post. P.S. I think it would be nice if every […]

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Chatelaine Magazine discusses the Myth of the BFF

Published: December 26, 2009 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

For my Canadian friends and readers especially:   An excellent article by Kate Fillion in the January 2010 issue of Chatelaine describes the reasons why your once-BFF can suddenly leave your life.   You can read the Chatelaine article in its entirety here.    

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Bad News: What would you say to Mrs. Tiger Woods if you were her BFF?

Published: December 20, 2009 | Last Updated: December 20, 2009 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

What would you say to Elin Nordegren (Mrs. Tiger Woods) if you were her BFF? Bad news can take many forms but the rules of friendship-on how to help a close friend who is dealing with bad stuff-are fairly universal.   What would you say to any friend who was experiencing an overwhelming personal problem? […]

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No Nonsense tips to help friendships survive the challenges of time and distance

Published: December 15, 2009 | Last Updated: December 15, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

Being a BFF takes effort, especially when friendships are  challenged by time and distance. These five tried and true tips were gleaned from insights contained in more than 16,000 essays submitted in the No nonsense® Between Friends Contest. For more information, visit www.nononsense.com.   1.  Be invested. It’s going to be a bit harder to […]

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The Bad Friend: What’s a mom to do?

Published: December 5, 2009 | Last Updated: May 27, 2013 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

Most parents have the unsettling experience of their children bringing home a “bad friend.” Here’s some advice for moms facing this dilemma.

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A frenemy across the street is too close for comfort

Published: November 9, 2009 | Last Updated: November 9, 2009 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene: I have been friends with the most needy, self absorbed, delusional person for nearly eight years. This woman can be absolutely toxic to the point that I have panic attacks when I feel trapped into interacting with her lately. Ours has never been a 50/50 sort of relationship.   I tend to […]

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P.S. What I Didn’t Say: An Iterview with Megan McMorris

Published: October 11, 2009 | Last Updated: January 3, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading

Portland-based Megan McMorris is the editor of a new anthology, P.S. What I Didn’t Say: Unsent Letters to Our Female Friends

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Five tips for mending a tattered friendship

Published: October 6, 2009 | Last Updated: October 6, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

Things just aren’t the way they used to be between you and your BFF. Either you’re bickering, bored or uptight when you’re together. While you used to be attached at the hip, there’s suddenly a wedge between you. What’s a girl to do? 1) Assess what’s going on between you Try to think objectively and […]

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Could YOU be a toxic friend? 5 Sure Signs

Published: September 28, 2009 | Last Updated: September 28, 2009 By | 17 Replies Continue Reading

After a tiff with your BFF, it’s natural to get upset and ask yourself (or a third person), "What’s wrong with her?" That’s because it’s much easier for all of us to recognize blemishes or faults in our friends than it is to look in the mirror. But if you’re finding that you’re having frequent […]

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BFF until they grew apart

Published: September 15, 2009 | Last Updated: September 16, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading
BFF until they grew apart

Nine years ago, novelist Adele Parks was dumped by her best friend of 20 years. In a recent essay published in the UK Daily Mail, Adele admits she still hasn’t gotten over it completely. Whether you’re 7 or 70, it’s always painful to lose a best friend. "Friendship is a form of mutual selflessness, an […]

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