Tag: Friendship deficit

Fluid friendships: Is it just me?

Published: February 17, 2011 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 19 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I am in my late 50s and feel discouraged to discover that all of my friendships seem so fluid. I’ve had very good friends during all the phases of my life — high school, college, work —but after awhile as circumstances change (such as leaving school, moving away, job changes, marriage, etc.) […]

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Finding Friends: Resolving the Friendship Deficit

Published: July 31, 2008 | Last Updated: December 29, 2022 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
Finding Friends: Resolving the Friendship Deficit

If you’re having trouble finding friends, you need to figure out why. Here are some common reasons why people aren’t finding them.

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Graduating? Give yourself the gift that keeps on giving

Published: June 7, 2008 | Last Updated: June 8, 2008 By | Reply Continue Reading

If you haven’t yet realized it, graduation from high school or college can be a friendship-killer. When you are no longer living side-by-side or seeing each other every day, it will never be quite as easy to keep up once-close female friendships or to make new ones. With more than $55 million in domestic box […]

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Reader Q & A: Sex and the City is Coming: No gal pal to go with!

Published: May 28, 2008 | Last Updated: April 30, 2022 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene: I love your blog (well, love it AND hate it, because I see myself in too many of these posts!). You concentrate on “fractured friendships” and right now I’m feeling low because the Sex and the City movie is about to appear in theaters…my favorite series, and I have no gal pal […]

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Reader Q & A: Help! My best friend is driving me crazy!

Published: May 20, 2008 | Last Updated: March 8, 2011 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

Might it be time to call it quits? QUESTION: My best friend is finally dumping her jerk husband of more than a decade and I’m glad about that but it’s all wearing me to a nub. Her frenzied dating is making me nuts. She talks about her boyfriends constantly, and about how many men are […]

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Motherhood is a friendship-killer

Published: May 8, 2008 | Last Updated: May 8, 2008 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

Mother’s Day celebrates motherhood—as well as children, flowers, candy, and greeting cards. But there’s a seedy side to everything—and motherhood is a known friendship-killer. Motherhood challenges female friendships for a variety of reasons: • You are a mother, and your BFF isn’t one and wants to be one. Her fertility problems are making her extremely […]

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People Who Need People May Anthropomorphize

Published: January 26, 2008 | Last Updated: April 6, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading

What do lonely people do when they need friends but have none? According to new research, they tend to anthropomorphize.

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