Tag: close friend

When a friend jumps the gun

Published: May 10, 2017 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A friend jumps the gun by inviting a third person to her friend’s home and a woman wonders how she should respond.

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Supporting friends living with depression

Published: March 19, 2017 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

A friend asks how to respond to her friends living with depression who seem on-again, off-again.

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Coping with the death of a close friend around the holidays

Published: December 21, 2016 | Last Updated: March 22, 2021 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
Coping with the death of a close friend around the holidays

The death of a close friend can be as painful as the death of a family member. And when the loss occurs right around the holidays, it can be especially hard.

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My 10-year-old daughter and the kid of my close friend constantly bicker

Published: September 1, 2015 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

A mom wonders whether she should cut all ties with a close friend because their kids don’t play well together.

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My 8-Year-Old Son Has No Friends At School

Published: April 2, 2014 | Last Updated: November 2, 2021 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

A mom worries that her 8-year-old son has no friends at school and wonders how she can intervene. It may depend on his level of discomfort.

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Having trouble getting close

Published: September 18, 2012 | Last Updated: October 28, 2012 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

I am a 27-year-old woman and find myself lacking the close friendships I long for. I’m well aware of the reasons why. Explaining would take all day but in a nutshell: I was a shy child who warmed up slowly but eventually made close friends I loved.

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8 Ways to Make a Friend Feel Special on Valentine’s Day

Published: February 14, 2012 | Last Updated: May 17, 2024 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

8 Ways to Make a Friend Feel Special on Valentine’s Day

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Eat, Pray, Love, and Befriend

Published: January 12, 2008 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

I just read Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert—finally. In the book, Gilbert translates an Italian phrase un’amica stretta, which means a close friend With her wonderful way with words and analogies, she goes on to say, "…stretta literally means tight, as in clothing, like a tight skirt. So a close friend, in Italian, is […]

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