Tag: tips

Slippery slope: How do I downgrade a relationship with a best friend?

Published: May 18, 2011 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

A woman asks how she can make that transition out of best friend status and downgrade it with minimum damage.

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7 Tips for saying NO

Published: February 25, 2011 | Last Updated: March 29, 2017 By | 20 Replies Continue Reading

Here are some tips for saying NO when you should.

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Letting go of a toxic friendship—-gently

Published: July 29, 2010 | Last Updated: July 21, 2022 By | 20 Replies Continue Reading

How do you back away from an unhealthy friendship without hurting someone’s feelings?

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Bad News: What would you say to Mrs. Tiger Woods if you were her BFF?

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

What would you say to Elin Nordegren (Mrs. Tiger Woods) if you were her BFF? Bad news can take many forms but the rules of friendship-on how to help a close friend who is dealing with bad stuff-are fairly universal.   What would you say to any friend who was experiencing an overwhelming personal problem? […]

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No Nonsense tips to help friendships survive the challenges of time and distance

Published: December 15, 2009 | Last Updated: December 15, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

Being a BFF takes effort, especially when friendships are  challenged by time and distance. These five tried and true tips were gleaned from insights contained in more than 16,000 essays submitted in the No nonsense® Between Friends Contest. For more information, visit www.nononsense.com.   1.  Be invested. It’s going to be a bit harder to […]

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Guest post: Ten Tips to Help a Girlfriend Get Well

Published: November 12, 2009 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

If you spend as much time online as I do, you’re bound to make new friends. And when you share common interests, the bond is almost immediate. Since writing my book Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with Your Best Friend, I’ve been lucky to get to know a number of women who spend their […]

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Five tips for mending a tattered friendship

Published: October 6, 2009 | Last Updated: October 6, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

Things just aren’t the way they used to be between you and your BFF. Either you’re bickering, bored or uptight when you’re together. While you used to be attached at the hip, there’s suddenly a wedge between you. What’s a girl to do? 1) Assess what’s going on between you Try to think objectively and […]

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