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Friendship Divided By Politics

October 9, 2020 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
Friendship Divided By Politics

Divided by politics, a long-term friendship seems to be on the verge of falling apart. A woman asks whether she should cut it off for a while.

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Friendship after Election Day

November 16, 2016 | By | 28 Replies Continue Reading

After Election Day, a woman re-thinks a friendship and considers backing away.

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In the Media – Can Facebook friendships be saved once the election is over? (NY Post)

November 8, 2016 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading
In the Media – Can Facebook friendships be saved once the election is over? (NY Post)

Experts agree that this may have been the most contentious and unusual election in history. It has also affected social media friendships.

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Friends with different political views

June 26, 2016 | By | 21 Replies Continue Reading
Friends with different political views

Is it possible to remain friends with people whose political views and values are vastly different than yours?

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In the Media – Friendship and Politics (BBC)

May 8, 2015 | By | Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – Friendship and Politics (BBC)

Mixing friendship and politics can be tricky.

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Friendship and faith

Yes, differences in faith and religion (not unlike differences in political affiliations)—or differences between believing and not believing—can often divide friends. How strongly each one believes, how consuming a role faith plays in the way they conduct their lives, whether or not they try to convert others to their way of thinking, and general openness to different religions and ways of thinking are all predictors of the toll religious views and affiliations may take on friendships.

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When a friendly lunch turns sour

February 18, 2011 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, A few years ago, I started meeting a couple of old friends for lunch every month or two. Well, the longer we do it, the less I enjoy it. We are far apart politically and they both have a lot of strongly held, strongly expressed opinions that I don’t agree with. I […]

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Women who bicker over books

December 9, 2008 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A recent article in the New York Times, Fought Over Any Good Books Lately?, by Joanne Kaufman recounted the story of a woman, named Jocelyn Bowie, who was invited to join a book club shortly after she moved back to Indiana. She had hoped she could find a sisterhood of women in the group with […]

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Elective Friendships

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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