Tag: friendship

How Do I Deal WIth A Pushy Person?

Published: January 18, 2024 | By | 9 Replies Continue Reading
How Do I Deal WIth A Pushy Person?

How do you deal with a pushy person? Two women met in a workshop but one wants more of a friendship than does the other.

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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 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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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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My Daughter Feels Like An Outcast At School: What Should I Do?

Published: January 22, 2022 | Last Updated: January 28, 2022 By | 79 Replies Continue Reading
My Daughter Feels Like An Outcast At School: What Should I Do?

The effects of bullying and being treated like an outcast can be long-lasting. A mom wonders how she can help. 

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Guest Post: What Do You Say To A Best Friend Who Has Cancer?

Published: October 11, 2021 | Last Updated: October 11, 2021 By | 11 Replies Continue Reading
Guest Post: What Do You Say To A Best Friend Who Has Cancer?

My only clue was that my best friend had started detailing eating healthier foods in our almost daily email correspondence. She called on a Wednesday evening to tell me she had breast cancer and was having a mastectomy on Friday.

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A Woman Asks How To End A Very Long Friendship

Published: October 9, 2021 | Last Updated: August 22, 2022 By | 24 Replies Continue Reading
A Woman Asks How To End A Very Long Friendship

There’s no easy way to end a long friendship. Although you’ve decided to set boundaries, it is unlikely that she will be able to change.

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My Friend Won’t Get Vaccinated: Can I Save The Friendship?

Published: August 22, 2021 | Last Updated: August 25, 2021 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading
My Friend Won’t Get Vaccinated: Can I Save The Friendship?

Whether it’s a friend or a relative, most of us know someone who won’t get vaccinated. Polarizing opinions can fracture a friendship.

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Friendship and Loss: When The Loved One Who Dies Is A Friend

Published: August 18, 2021 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading
Friendship and Loss: When The Loved One Who Dies Is A Friend

Friendship and loss is a topic that’s not often spoken about but it can be very painful to lose a long-time friend.

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Why Listening Matters: Friends Who Listen May Protect Our Cognitive Abilities

Published: August 18, 2021 | Last Updated: August 18, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading
Why Listening Matters: Friends Who Listen May Protect Our Cognitive Abilities

New research suggests that having someone listening to you is more than a feel-good experience; it may also be protective of brain health.

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