Tag: time

Visiting an out-of-town friend: Having second thoughts

Published: September 17, 2016 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

After booking a trip to visit an out-of-town friend, a woman has second thoughts but she’s booked her travel and can’t back out.

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In the Media – Being a good friend when you’re busy

Published: March 17, 2016 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading
In the Media – Being a good friend when you’re busy

In Fast Company, journalist Laura Vanderkam writes about some of the challenges of being a good friend when you’re busy.

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In the Media – 6 Ways to Sneak More Time With Your Besties (CafeMom)

Published: November 13, 2015 | By | Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – 6 Ways to Sneak More Time With Your Besties (CafeMom)

Are you frustrated that you can’t make more time for your besties?

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In the Media: Two words you should never say to a friend (Grandparents.com)

Published: November 10, 2015 | Last Updated: November 17, 2015 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
In the Media: Two words you should never say to a friend (Grandparents.com)

Writing in Grandparents.com, journalist Ellen Breslau expounds on two words you should never say to a friend because they may turn out to be friendship killers: “busy” and “sometime.”

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How do you tell a friend you don’t have time for her?

Published: May 24, 2014 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

Time is finite and the decision how to use it is yours.

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The brush-off: Is my friend using his kids as an excuse?

Published: October 1, 2013 | Last Updated: October 1, 2013 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

Kids consume huge amounts of time and energy but a reader wonders whether his friend is using his kids as a brush-off.

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Saying no to friends

Published: September 6, 2013 | Last Updated: April 17, 2014 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

Saying no to friends is never easy but may be necessary to save a friendship.

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Making and maintaining online friendships

Published: March 6, 2013 | Last Updated: March 6, 2013 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Just like offline ones, online friendships need to work for both people.

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How to avoid losing a friend

Published: February 23, 2013 | Last Updated: February 23, 2013 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

It is extremely common for friendships to end simply because two people drift apart as their life circumstances change. In fact, only one in 12 close friendships last over the course of a lifetime.

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Guest Post: 3 Ways to Flex Your Job for More Free Time for Friends

Published: January 17, 2013 | Last Updated: December 8, 2020 By | Reply Continue Reading

Despite all the ways close friendships enhance our lives, many women who are working, raising a family, and/or caregiving for aging parents or other relatives may feel they simply don’t have time for friends. Pat Katepoo, a work-life advisor, offers some practical suggestions (in her guest post below) that might make it easier to find more free time for friends.

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