Tag: personal

On a very personal note

Published: May 21, 2010 | Last Updated: May 21, 2010 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

Regular readers of The Friendship Blog may have noticed that I was AWOL for the last week. That was because my mother passed away on May 12th. While her health had been declining rapidly and it wasn’t completely unexpected, the death of a loved one always slows you down as you take stock of both […]

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A lesson about female friendship from the ad world

Published: July 6, 2009 | Last Updated: March 29, 2022 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

If you need one more shred of evidence of the gender differences in interpersonal relationships, you’ll find it in a short piece by Alex Mindlin buried in the Business Section of this morning’s New York Times. When it comes to customer loyalty, women aren’t necessarily more loyal than men; it’s just that their loyalties take […]

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Reader Q & A: Escape from a toxic mentor

Published: December 27, 2008 | Last Updated: December 27, 2008 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene,   Never thought I’d write but… years ago, when I started my current career, I was befriended by an older woman. She and I bonded and have become very, very close over the years. In the past few years, though, I’ve started to think of her as "toxic" – she’s very negative […]

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