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Gay Friend Losing Interest in Our Friendship

Published: November 30, 2022 | Last Updated: November 30, 2022 By | Reply Continue Reading
Gay Friend Losing Interest in Our Friendship

A straight woman develops and instant bond with a gay friend that seems to have fizzled out. She wonders why this happened.

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Book Club Friendships: We Read, Then Talk

Published: November 15, 2022 | Last Updated: November 15, 2022 By | Reply Continue Reading
Book Club Friendships: We Read, Then Talk

Sandra Nowlan recounts the inspiring story of a book club that’s been meeting for 40 years and the friendships it nurtured.

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5 Tips for Handling A Friend Who Talks Incessantly

Published: October 18, 2022 | By | 17 Replies Continue Reading
5 Tips for Handling A Friend Who Talks Incessantly

Have you ever sat down for lunch with a friend who talks non-stop—without giving you the slightest chance to get a word in edgewise? You begin to feel like you turned on a TV set, helplessly trying to interact with a very boring re-run.

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5 Not-So-Simple Rules for Mending A Broken Friendship

Published: September 3, 2022 | Last Updated: September 3, 2022 By | 92 Replies Continue Reading
5 Not-So-Simple Rules for Mending A Broken Friendship

Despite the romanticized myth of BFF, the hard truth is that most friendships don’t last forever. In fact, research suggests that when it comes to friendships, there’s a phenomenon somewhat akin to the seven-year itch; half of our friendships change over that time period. Mending a broken friendship isn’t always easy but if the friendship is valuable to you, it’s worth an earnest try

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How To Break Up With A Friend: The Rules

Published: August 21, 2022 | Last Updated: August 22, 2022 By | Reply Continue Reading
How To Break Up With A Friend: The Rules

If you find yourself in a situation where you need to break up with a friend, here are some rules to help you navigate these murky waters. 

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When Friends Let You Down: What to Do Next

Published: August 21, 2022 | Last Updated: August 21, 2022 By | Reply Continue Reading
When Friends Let You Down: What to Do Next

When friends let you down, it’s normal to feel hurt and disappointed

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A message from the Friendship Doctor on International Friendship Day

Published: July 30, 2022 | Last Updated: August 21, 2022 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading
A message from the Friendship Doctor on International Friendship Day

This post about International Friendship Day is reprinted from the archives of The Friendship Blog.

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Feeling Left Out Of A Group Of Families

Published: July 13, 2022 | Last Updated: July 13, 2022 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading
Feeling Left Out Of A Group Of Families

A woman winds up feeling left out of a multi-family friendship. While relationships like this one can be fulfilling, they are also far more complicated to maintain than ordinary friendships.

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Tips For Making Friends At A New School

Published: May 29, 2022 | Last Updated: June 1, 2022 By | 11 Replies Continue Reading
Tips For Making Friends At A New School

A young reader wants to be popular at her new school. Here are 10 common sense rules for making new friends at school.

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Resolving Tension Between Friends

Published: May 27, 2022 | Last Updated: May 27, 2022 By | Reply Continue Reading
Resolving Tension Between Friends

How do you handle tension between friends? A reader, who has reached her boiling point, asks what to do to resolve the problem.

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