Tag: communication

Pandemic-Related Losses: How To Show A Friend You Care 

November 8, 2020 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
Pandemic-Related Losses: How To Show A Friend You Care 

A reader wonders how to respond to friends experiencing pandemic-related losses. QUESTION I have several friends right now who are going through VERY trying situations. In a few instances, I’ve sent people emails expressing my commiseration but I’m wondering what, if anything, to do next when I don’t hear back from them. Do you think […]

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We planned a trip together and my friend seems to be backing out

April 13, 2017 | By | 12 Replies Continue Reading

Two friends planning a trip together have a communication breakdown.

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Lacking communication skills to make friends

November 13, 2016 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

A young man feels he’s never had the communication skills to start and maintain relationships.

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My friend’s son was sentenced to prison

November 4, 2016 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

A woman’s friend’s son was sent to prison and it has affected their friendship.

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When tact doesn’t work with a “friend”

September 26, 2016 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

She’s tried tact, what does she do next about a clingy friend who doesn’t get the clues?

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When a close friend backs away

September 20, 2016 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

What do you do when a close friend backs away from a friendship?

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The dark side of Facebook: Feeling slighted by a friend

July 11, 2016 | By | 23 Replies Continue Reading

A woman feels slighted when her friend ignores her Facebook posts.

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Friendship at work becomes a problem

April 15, 2016 | By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

A woman feels that her friend and colleague at work is taking advantage of their friendship.

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Should I keep sending Christmas greeting cards to people who don’t respond?

December 9, 2015 | By | 23 Replies Continue Reading
Should I keep sending Christmas greeting cards to people who don’t respond?

A reader wonders if she might be sending too many Christmas greeting cards since hers seem to go unacknowledged.

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When you can’t get a word in edgewise

November 6, 2015 | By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

A reader asks what she can say to a friend who never lets her get a word in edgewise.

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