Tag: choosing friends

Why would someone always offer advice?

Published: September 5, 2014 | By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

A reader always feels compelled to offer advice and tell her friends what to do—and is losing friends in the process

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Guest Post – How to Patch Those Black Hole Relationships

Published: August 16, 2014 | Last Updated: April 6, 2021 By | 19 Replies Continue Reading
Guest Post – How to Patch Those Black Hole Relationships

Journalist and author Cindy La Ferle writes about “black hole” relationships, why they happen, and why they may not be all that bad.

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Is it okay if I don’t want any friends for now?

Published: August 5, 2014 | Last Updated: August 5, 2014 By | 26 Replies Continue Reading

A young woman feels complete without friends for now—preferring to spend time with her mother and husband.

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Reader Wisdom: Setting standards for friendship

Published: November 29, 2013 | Last Updated: December 11, 2013 By | 16 Replies Continue Reading

A reader speaks about setting standards for her friendships.

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Moving and Friendship: Is moving a good way to make new friends?

Published: December 30, 2011 | Last Updated: February 23, 2015 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

When you move, you take some emotional baggage with you…

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In the Media – Cleo Magazine: Are you too UNPICKY with your friends?

Published: July 23, 2010 | Last Updated: December 13, 2016 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

I was recently interviewed by Nicole Elphick, a writer with Cleo, an Australian fashion and beauty magazine.

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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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Friendship: All in the (sic) Jeans

Published: August 17, 2007 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

How do we decide whom we choose as friends? Findings from a new study at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, funded by the National Institutes of Health, suggests that our choice of friends may be genetic. “As we grow and move out of our own home environment, our genetically influenced temperament becomes more […]

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