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Maybe Friendships Aren’t Meant to Last

Published: August 26, 2010 | Last Updated: March 20, 2024 By | 20 Replies Continue Reading

Guest author Jen Singer writes about how friendships often change with circumstances and friendships aren’t made to last.

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A ‘best friend’ who is always critical

Published: August 9, 2009 | Last Updated: August 9, 2009 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I am 24 and my best friend is the same age as well. We used to enjoy hanging out together but she acts like she doesn’t enjoy being around me anymore. She always says things like, "Why do you do this or that?" and "Grow up" or “Why did you….” I haven’t […]

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The Seven-Year Expiration Date on Friendships

Published: May 28, 2009 | Last Updated: November 30, 2020 By | Reply Continue Reading

It’s always exhilarating to make a close friend—a soul mate—someone you understand and who makes you feel understood. When this happens, it feels like the bond will last a lifetime. Yet most friendships, even the best of them, don’t last forever. Research by Dutch sociologist Gerald Mollenhorst at Utrecht University confirms that the large majority […]

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