Tag: stress

Friends we can count on

Published: March 1, 2015 | By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

When we’re having problems, it’s understandable that we may be less forgiving of friends we can’t count on.

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A teen worries she’s a burden to friends

Published: August 3, 2013 | Last Updated: August 3, 2013 By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

When a young person feels like a burden to friends, it can be one sign of depression.

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Guest Post: Stress and e-mail can be bad for your health!

Published: January 31, 2013 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
Guest Post: Stress and e-mail can be bad for your health!

In this first-person essay, my friend, health journalist Sheryl Kraft, laments about her stressful e-mail in-box and suggests that friends can be great stress-busters.

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On Access to Guns & Mental Health Services

Published: December 16, 2012 | Last Updated: May 23, 2020 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading
On Access to Guns & Mental Health Services

The devastating events that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut last Friday seem to overshadow the significance of every other pressing concern or problem, mine and everyone else’s.

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Not all friendships last forever: I lost my contacts in a NYC taxi cab

Published: September 27, 2011 | Last Updated: September 27, 2011 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION    Hi Irene,  Last August, lost my cell phone. I left it in a cab in NYC and to make matters worse had not properly backed up my contacts. In an effort to regain some of those contacts, I sent out messages on Facebook. Some people responded and some did not, which made me […]

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Walking on eggshells

Published: March 1, 2011 | Last Updated: March 1, 2011 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, I haven’t spoken to an old best friend for quite some time. I was the last one to initiate contact after the relationship had become uncomfortable. I decided to stop and see if she would contact me. It wasn’t that I didn’t get a response but I felt like the response was […]

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Infertility can derail friendships

Published: February 28, 2011 | Last Updated: March 8, 2021 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

Infertility can inadvertently derail some friendships, even good ones. Here are some helpful hints to help you avoid that.

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Guest Post: De-stress Girlfriend!

Published: September 6, 2010 | Last Updated: June 1, 2020 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Stressed? Here’s the easy solution – spend time with your girlfriends! Coming full circle, this is the last in a series of guest posts from my galpals who are part of The Friendship Circle (women bloggers focused on female friendships.)   Today’s guest poster, Debba Haupert, who also wrote the first post last week, is […]

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Guest Post: 5 Ways to Keep Friendships Fresh

Published: September 3, 2010 | Last Updated: February 20, 2021 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Dawn Williams Bertuca and Tina VanZant Bishop are Girlfriends-in-Chief at www.GirlfriendCelebrations.com, the premier source of girlfriend party ideas on the Web. Today’s guest post by Dawn and Tina is the fifth in a weeklong series of posts on The Friendship Blog celebration of The Month of Friendship.If you’re reading this on one of the Friendship […]

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Relating to a friend in crisis

Published: August 23, 2010 | Last Updated: August 23, 2010 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, My friend and I are very close and she’s recently been under a lot of stress. A family member is dying and she is caring for this person. For about two months, she’s been unable to listen to anything I say. If I don’t agree with her completely, she angrily says I […]

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