Tag: culture

A friend who uses people

Published: May 6, 2016 | By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

A woman feels like her friend uses people for what she can get from them.

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Ex-pat friendships

Published: June 4, 2013 | Last Updated: June 4, 2013 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

A common language, customs and culture can help bridge distance but don’t always make for solid ex-pat friendships.

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Friendship by the Book: Nine Rubies – by Mahru Ghashghaei, as told to Susan Snyder

Published: March 25, 2012 | Last Updated: March 25, 2012 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Nine Rubies: Broken Silence of a Daughter of Revolutionary Iran is a true story that begins nearly a century ago when Mahru’s prosperous Iranian Azari grandfather escaped the Russian Revolution in 1917, and built a comfortable life for his wife and children in Northern Iran.    The early death of her grandfather’s first wife, followed […]

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Trouble Making Close Friends?

Published: May 25, 2011 | Last Updated: September 12, 2021 By | 17 Replies Continue Reading

A woman has trouble making close friends and asks whether her trouble making friends is related to culture or personality.

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Reader Q & A: Dealing with a pattern of fractured friendships

Published: December 1, 2008 | Last Updated: December 1, 2008 By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION:   Dear Irene: Add me to the list of people who stumbled upon your blog with relief. It’s really good for me to hear that this is not an entirely uncommon problem, and some of the posts on this blog have been very helpful to me.   I’m definitely one of those people who […]

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Elective Friendships

Published: November 6, 2008 | Last Updated: November 6, 2008 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

One political poll reported that a large majority of voters said they would be frightened if the presidential candidate—other than the one they supported—won the election. It reminded me of how we live in our own little worlds.   The differences between the parties’ candidates were great and I have to admit: Most of my […]

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The Friendship Olympics: Which Sex Gets the Gold?

Published: August 21, 2008 | Last Updated: May 17, 2020 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

What do we know about male friendships, female friendships and the differences between the two?

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