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Friendships change when you are married

Published: December 26, 2014 | By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

A reader’s first-person account about the challenges of keeping friends when you are married and she’s not.

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Motherhood: The Shifting Sands of Friendship

Published: April 9, 2010 | Last Updated: April 9, 2010 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Irene, Jordan and I have been best friends since our first day of college 20 years ago. Over the years, we both married (me=happily, her=constantly teetering on the edge of divorce) and had children. I had my children several years before she did, and she was always incredibly supportive and understanding of my new […]

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More on Friendship Circles: Sprichst du Deutsch?

Published: May 8, 2009 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

It is always interesting to discover the universality of female friendships. That’s why (with her permission) I wanted to post this Facebook message that I received from Carolina Asuquo-Brown. By way of introduction, Carolina studied American literature and psychology in Germany and in London and now practices psychotherapy in Frankfurt, Germany. She is especially interested […]

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Friendship by the Book: Friday Nights

Published: January 3, 2009 | Last Updated: August 27, 2022 By | Reply Continue Reading

They were women, of different ages and stages of life, who formed an amazing but unlikely sisterhood. The diverse group—that numbered only six—included women who were single, married, divorced, and widowed; unemployed, working at home, working away from home, and retired; with and without children. They came together on Friday nights drawn to the pleasures […]

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Reader Q & A: Needy Friends: They just don’t understand

Published: September 25, 2008 | Last Updated: September 25, 2008 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

  QUESTION:   Dear Irene:   I have several girlfriends who seem needy to me. While we all go through difficult times, it seems they always have problems. I am unmarried, with a boyfriend who lives an hour away, I am running a business and my household and they have all of the support – […]

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Just Friends?

Published: September 1, 2008 | Last Updated: August 3, 2021 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

In a recent post on her Psychology Today blog, research psychologist Dr. Bella DePaulo, author of Singled Out, raises the issue of what it means to be “just friends.” Unlike marriage (and same-sex unions in some States), friends have no legal ties to one another. Unlike siblings, they have no blood ties. Yet one of […]

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