Tag: friendships

Guest post: Connecting

Published: June 23, 2010 | Last Updated: March 14, 2024 By | Reply Continue Reading

On a beautiful Sunday autumn afternoon more than a year ago, my husband and I attended a Harvest Festival at a local winery not too far from where we live. We didn’t know anyone else there and wound up sitting next to a lovely couple, who seemed to be enjoying the day as much as […]

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Friendship by the Book: Nine Rooms of Happiness BOOK GIVEAWAY

Published: March 16, 2010 | Last Updated: May 11, 2022 By | 26 Replies Continue Reading

The Nine Rooms of Happiness: Loving Yourself, Finding Your Purpose, and Getting Over Life’s Little Imperfections (Hyperion Voice, 2010) offers straightforward strategies, or “pearls” of wisdom, for resolving relationship conflicts. One gem that particularly resonated with me was: “You can’t change them. You can change yourself.” Having wasted incalculable time in my own youth trying […]

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Circles of Friends

Published: May 6, 2009 | Last Updated: August 11, 2013 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Some women have the good fortune of having a circles of friends with a shared history

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Elective Friendships

Published: November 6, 2008 | Last Updated: November 6, 2008 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

One political poll reported that a large majority of voters said they would be frightened if the presidential candidate—other than the one they supported—won the election. It reminded me of how we live in our own little worlds.   The differences between the parties’ candidates were great and I have to admit: Most of my […]

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100 Friends to See Before You Die

Published: May 21, 2008 | Last Updated: May 17, 2020 By | Reply Continue Reading

Childhood friends, school chums, colleagues, neighbors, teammates and virtual friends—women accumulate hundreds, if not thousands, of friends based on where they’ve been and what they’ve done over the years. Friends are the living scrapbooks of our lives. But every relationship doesn’t stick. In fact, very few of them do. It’s easy for friendships, even very […]

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Women, friends, and personal crises: An open letter to Friends of Silda Spitzer

Published: March 13, 2008 | Last Updated: March 13, 2008 By | Reply Continue Reading

"She’ll have no shortage of people wanting to be there for her," says one of Silda’s friends quoted in the Washington Post. But will her friends know how to be there for her? When something lousy happens to a friend, it often leaves us at a loss for words. That’s why I’m writing this open […]

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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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Preteen Worries: My family, my friends and me

Published: January 17, 2008 | Last Updated: January 17, 2008 By | Reply Continue Reading

Preteens tend to worry. Why? As they’re simultaneously growing into awkward new bodies and tackling the social challenges of middle school, they’re also victims of the emotional roller coaster created by their fluctuating hormones. With these stressors, it’s a difficult time for kids well as their parents. Preteens tend to be tight-lipped—preferring to share secrets […]

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Are you or your friends digitivity denizens?

Published: September 26, 2007 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

If you’ve never heard the term before, Ann Mack, director of trend spotting for JWT (the largest advertising agency in the U.S.), uses the term “digitivity denizens” to describe those of us who straddle two worlds, the real world and the digital one.   According to a report by Reuters, the agency surveyed more than […]

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