Tag: mom friends

Late-life mom having trouble making friends

November 23, 2016 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

A late-life mom asks for suggestions on how to make and find friends

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Getting along with other another mom in a play group

March 20, 2016 | By | 15 Replies Continue Reading

A woman asks how to handle another mom in a play group who monopolizes conversations and beats topics to death.

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Friendship by the Book: Stuff Every Mom Should Know

April 5, 2012 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Many books on mothering mistakenly focus exclusively on the children. I recently tripped over a little book (143 pages crammed inside a cover with the same dimensions as a 4×6 index card) that offers a lot of wisdom, including a chapter on the importance of friendship in the lives of mothers.   Stuff Every Mom […]

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Friendship by the Book: Pieces of Happily Ever After

February 2, 2010 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Although it’s sometimes hard to accept, life never evolves like a fairy tale. Journalist and author Irene Zutell’s latest novel, Pieces of Happily Ever After (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2009), sensitively captures the inevitable struggles that women encounter along the way, including: infidelity, divorce, balancing care for children and parents, juggling work and family, growing up, […]

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Escaping from a toxic triangle

January 21, 2009 | By | 71 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I’m a 40-year-old woman who feels like she’s back in junior high. I have three kids who are very involved in sports and activities. Over the last four years, my husband and I developed a group of friends with kids the same ages. My closest friend in the group was a woman […]

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Reader Q & A : Young mother finds female friendships discouraging

September 19, 2008 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene: I recently experienced a broken friendship with someone that was my closest friend at the time. We both have 3-year-old boys who were best buddies and attended part-time preschool together. However, I began distancing myself as she was quite needy, manipulative of family, and superficial, though I did help her out quite […]

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