Tag: support group

Caregiving: Making friends after loss

May 29, 2017 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

After a man cares for his mother for more than six years, she passes away. Lonely, he asks how to make friends after loss.

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A teen’s parents insist she end her friendship with a gay friend

October 26, 2015 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

The gay friend asks whether she can preserve the friendship.

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Diagnosed with breast cancer and feeling depressed? Don’t isolate yourself

June 20, 2011 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Being treated for breast cancer can be physically and emotionally tough to endure   QUESTION Dear Irene, I’m sorry, I hope this whole post makes sense, I’m not able to think properly right now but I needed to get this off my chest. These past six months have been extremely difficult. I’m being treated for […]

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Depression, loneliness and friendship

The combination of depression, pain and loneliness

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Infertility can derail friendships

February 28, 2011 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

On infertility and friendships…

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Friendships by the Book: The Unfaithful Widow

June 18, 2010 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

The Unfaithful Widow is a collection of essays by Barbara Barth, describing her first year alone after her husband’s death. "I blush to say that everything in the book happened to me, or rather I did it all, " says Barbara. "Saying I did it all has more power to it, which is the message […]

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Friendship in a Box: What’s going on?

April 21, 2010 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I haven’t seen anything like this on your blog, so maybe others have the same question. I have a close friend I met about two years ago in a support group. We both lost our husbands to illness in their prime. Needless to say, we feel connected in a way that is […]

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Making friends when you’re depressed: It’s not easy

April 15, 2010 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

It’s nearly impossible to make friends when you’re depressed.

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Disappearing Acts: When friends are gone after a diagnosis of bipolar disorder

January 25, 2010 | By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

Someone loses her friends after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder

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Love, loss and friendship: Getting over the death of a child

December 9, 2009 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

There is no pain greater than the loss of a child. Parents who have suffered such a tragedy say that they never get over it; at best, they get through it. Lynn Bozof of Atlanta, Georgia, lost her son Evan when he was 20. A junior at Georgia Southwestern University, Evan was an honor student […]

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