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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New from The Friendship Blog – Weekly Email Updates

Published: July 11, 2010 | Last Updated: July 12, 2010 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

No relationship is ever perfect, including our friendships. But if you’re reading this, I’m sure you agree that warm and trusting friendships are vital to our happiness and well-being—despite their occasional disappointments and confusing moments. To help you avoid the potential landmines and answer the hard questions that are bound to crop up in any […]

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Guest post: Connecting

Published: June 23, 2010 | Last Updated: June 23, 2010 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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Can stepparents be friends? An interview with Erin Munroe

Published: November 20, 2009 | Last Updated: November 20, 2009 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

The role of being a stepparent can be challenging. So I was pleased to interview Erin Munroe, author of The Everything Guide to Stepparenting: Practical, reassuring advice for creating healthy, long-lasting relationships, about some of the boundary issues between the roles of stepparent and friend.   Can a stepparent be a "friend" with a birth […]

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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: May 17, 2020 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

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

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