Tag: relationships

Five Tips on How To Break Up With a Friend

Published: September 3, 2011 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 13 Replies Continue Reading

Ending a relationship is never easy. But even close relationships with friends can reach their shelf lives or expiration dates. A friendship that once felt satisfying and easy begins to feel awkward, boring, stressful, edgy, competitive, draining, or uncomfortable – or all of the above.   A previous post I wrote for NBC Universal Life […]

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Friendship by the Book: Life is a Trip

Published: September 28, 2010 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

At first glance, Life is a Trip: The Transformative Magic of Travel by Judith Fein (Spirituality & Health Books, 2010) doesn’t appear to be a book about friendship. But once you open up the cover and begin reading about the author’s gutsy cross-cultural adventures, you realize that she has honed a unique talent for opening […]

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Guest post: Connecting

Published: June 23, 2010 | Last Updated: March 14, 2024 By | Reply Continue Reading

On a beautiful Sunday autumn afternoon more than a year ago, my husband and I attended a Harvest Festival at a local winery not too far from where we live. We didn’t know anyone else there and wound up sitting next to a lovely couple, who seemed to be enjoying the day as much as […]

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A writer asks: How could my colleague and friend undermine me?

Published: February 25, 2009 | Last Updated: February 25, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene, I’m an award-winning author with a friendship dilemma. A long time friend has definitely hurt my feelings. She told one of my clients whose memoir I’m writing that she’d Googled my agent and that he was basically a “nobody,” casting doubts upon my agent’s ability to broker a deal on his book […]

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Friendship and Money: She’s fired, you’re not

Published: February 25, 2009 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Any major life change–including an unexpected job loss or other threat to economic security–can increase the risk of a once-close friendship falling apart.

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Friendless in Seattle

Published: February 23, 2009 | Last Updated: February 24, 2009 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

Why would a middle-aged woman not be able to keep a friend? Read my latest reader query on that topic on The Huffington Post.

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In the Media – Staten Island Advance – Friend or Frenemy: Redux

Published: September 17, 2008 | Last Updated: December 14, 2016 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

In an interesting article in yesterday’s Staten Island Advance, relationship columnist Elise McIntosh
looks at the distinctions between friends and frenemies.

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The Friendship Olympics: Which Sex Gets the Gold?

Published: August 21, 2008 | Last Updated: March 2, 2024 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

What do we know about male friendships, female friendships and the differences between the two?

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