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In the Media – On leaving your single friends behind (The Debrief)

Published: February 24, 2017 | Last Updated: February 24, 2017 By | Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – On leaving your single friends behind (The Debrief)

Vicky Spratt remembers what it was like to be the single friend in a world that often feels coupled.

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In the Media – Attending a wedding without a plus one (Brides)

Published: April 6, 2016 | Last Updated: April 7, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – Attending a wedding without a plus one (Brides)

If you’re shy, attending a wedding without a “plus one” can be daunting.

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Looking back to move forward

Published: March 29, 2016 | Last Updated: March 29, 2016 By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

A single woman asks for advice to move forward when she reflects on a lost friendship. QUESTION Hi Irene, I am a 38-year-old single woman and I live a pretty solitary life, which on its own I don’t really mind–I’m a writer. But lately I find myself reflecting on my friendships and relationships. I can […]

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Single moms need friends

Published: May 23, 2014 | Last Updated: May 23, 2014 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading
Single moms need friends

Wealthy Single Mommy Emma Johnson maintains that single moms may need friends more than anyone.

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To find new friends, follow your interests

Published: March 6, 2014 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 12 Replies Continue Reading

Following your interests may be more effective than looking for new friends, per se.

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Q& A with Valerie Rains: Girlfriend Getaways

Published: May 20, 2011 | Last Updated: May 20, 2011 By | Reply Continue Reading

Friendships need to be nurtured and travel—even for a weekend—allows friends to see new places, strengthen vital ties, and create shared memories. This month Budget Travel magazine released its debut spring/summer 2011 edition of Girlfriend Getaways as a special pullout section of the May issue. I was delighted to speak to its Editor, Valerie Rains […]

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A friend who is stingy with time?

Published: November 19, 2010 | Last Updated: November 19, 2010 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, I’ve read your book and enjoy reading your blog. For the past year or so I’ve found myself in a strange place with some of my girlfriends. I’m 41 years old and have had many of the same friends since high school, all of whom are married with small children. I always […]

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Best Friends Day: The Soundtrack of our Friendship

Published: June 8, 2010 | Last Updated: June 23, 2022 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

It’s always nice to hear about a special friendship but especially on Best Friends Day! So I was delighted that my friend and colleague, Judy Kirkwood, contributed this guest post today. ———————————————————— Newly divorced from a man who went from the love of my life to scum of the earth, I have been a tad […]

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More on Friendship Circles: Sprichst du Deutsch?

Published: May 8, 2009 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

It is always interesting to discover the universality of female friendships. That’s why (with her permission) I wanted to post this Facebook message that I received from Carolina Asuquo-Brown. By way of introduction, Carolina studied American literature and psychology in Germany and in London and now practices psychotherapy in Frankfurt, Germany. She is especially interested […]

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Friendship by the Book: Friday Nights

Published: January 3, 2009 | Last Updated: May 25, 2020 By | Reply Continue Reading

They were women, of different ages and stages of life, who formed an amazing but unlikely sisterhood. The diverse group—that numbered only six—included women who were single, married, divorced, and widowed; unemployed, working at home, working away from home, and retired; with and without children. They came together on Friday nights drawn to the pleasures […]

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