Tag: female friendship

Psych 101: When A Close Friend Is Depressed

Published: February 26, 2022 | Last Updated: February 26, 2022 By | 78 Replies Continue Reading
Psych 101: When A Close Friend Is Depressed

It’s depressing to be with a friend who is truly depressed. You may even get weepy yourself. Here are some tips on how to help a depressed friend.

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Bridesmaids, The Movie: Overpromise Left Me Feeling Flat

Published: May 17, 2011 | Last Updated: April 3, 2021 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading
Bridesmaids, The Movie: Overpromise Left Me Feeling Flat

Bridesmaids, the movie, got rave reviews from critics, but it left me feeling flat. What does it teach us about female friendships?

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Guest Post: De-stress Girlfriend!

Published: September 6, 2010 | Last Updated: June 1, 2020 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Stressed? Here’s the easy solution – spend time with your girlfriends! Coming full circle, this is the last in a series of guest posts from my galpals who are part of The Friendship Circle (women bloggers focused on female friendships.)   Today’s guest poster, Debba Haupert, who also wrote the first post last week, is […]

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Talking about friendship with NYT best-selling author Jane Green

Published: June 28, 2010 | Last Updated: October 17, 2020 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

New York Times best-selling author Jane Green is a mother of six. Remarkably, she has written a book a year for the past 12 years. Like her other books, the newest one also focuses on the emotional lives of lives of women.

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NYU Medical School Newsletter – When Fractured Friendships Don’t Mend

Published: April 5, 2010 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

The latest issue of NYU News and Views includes an article about my survey research on female friendship.   Women are told from the time they’re little girls that best friends are for life, and that one friend-just one-will become their closest confidante, their bosom buddy. But it’s not necessarily so, and when a friendship […]

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Friendship by the Book: An Interview with the Author of Crossing Washington Square

Published: September 6, 2009 | Last Updated: October 5, 2020 By | Reply Continue Reading

A chick lit author hits her stride~ Once I started reading Joanne Rendell‘s new novel, Crossing Washington Square, I had a hard time putting it down. This gripping book tells the story of two strong women, both of them faculty in the English Literature Department of Manhattan U. The story takes the protagonists-polar opposites in […]

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Who is Kristan Cole? Sarah Palin’s BFF

Published: July 8, 2009 | Last Updated: February 10, 2017 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

They both grew up in Wasilla and they’ve known each other for some 40 years since they attended the same elementary school. Each is an ambitious, outspoken, competitive, conservative, God-fearing, married, working mom with five kids. They live seven miles apart in a state whose area is so vast that it exceeds that of Texas, […]

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Friendship and Money: Minimizing Losses

Published: March 3, 2009 | Last Updated: October 5, 2020 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

Given the uncertainties of the global economy and the high rates of unemployment, money seems to be on everyone’s minds these days. This is the second part of a two-part interview on Friendship and Money with MSN Money columnist Emma Johnson. Part I of this interview can be found here: She’s Fired, You’re Not. On […]

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For Better or For Worse: Weddings and Friendship – Part II

Published: February 18, 2009 | Last Updated: February 1, 2021 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Marriage is a milestone that often alters a couple’s relationship with each other, as well as with those around them. For the new bride, it can herald profound changes in her relationships with girlfriends. In a recent post (February 9, 2008), I interviewed wedding expert Sharon Naylor about the challenges that planning “the big day” […]

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Reader Q & A: By love possessed

Published: February 4, 2009 | Last Updated: February 4, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene, I have a friend who is a few years younger than me. I love her to death but she is causing me to feel bad about not being with her 24/7. She and I used to have the best time together; we laughed and watched movies and all sorts of stuff together. […]

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