Tag: illness

Pandemic-Related Losses: How To Show A Friend You Care 

November 8, 2020 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
Pandemic-Related Losses: How To Show A Friend You Care 

A reader wonders how to respond to friends experiencing pandemic-related losses. QUESTION I have several friends right now who are going through VERY trying situations. In a few instances, I’ve sent people emails expressing my commiseration but I’m wondering what, if anything, to do next when I don’t hear back from them. Do you think […]

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An unexpected workplace betrayal

March 7, 2017 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

Can a long-term friendship survive a workplace betrayal?

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Stroke and friendship

April 28, 2016 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A woman recovering from a stroke is “ghosted” by a friend who once was supportive.

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My friend is sick and I’m worried

June 20, 2015 | By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

A friend is worried about doing the right thing when her friend is sick.

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Can I remain friends with someone with a totally different lifestyle?

June 4, 2015 | By | 15 Replies Continue Reading

A woman who lives a healthy lifestyle is frustrated by a friend who neglects her health.

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Dropped by a friend of 30 years

August 9, 2014 | By | 14 Replies Continue Reading

A woman’s friend of 30 years makes it clear she wants distance.

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When a friend lacks empathy

March 24, 2014 | By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

Some people are more sensitive than others. Sadly, there’s not much to do or say when your friend lacks empathy.

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Friendship: In sickness and in health? Not always

Two friends bond over sickness until one regains her health. Are there magic words to end this troubling friendship?

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Guest Post: What do you say to a best friend who has cancer?

October 26, 2012 | By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

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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Guest Post: 7 ways to cheer up a girlfriend

July 31, 2011 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Don’t you love when your friends are there for you? Here are some ways to cheer up a girlfriend and be a better friend. By Judi Cogan, Girlfriendology* We all have great days when we want to shout happiness from a rooftop somewhere. We all have days that are neither wonderful nor terrible. Sometimes we have […]

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