Tag: Unemployment

Pandemic-Related Losses: How To Show A Friend You Care 

November 8, 2020 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
Pandemic-Related Losses: How To Show A Friend You Care 

A reader wonders how to respond to friends experiencing pandemic-related losses. QUESTION I have several friends right now who are going through VERY trying situations. In a few instances, I’ve sent people emails expressing my commiseration but I’m wondering what, if anything, to do next when I don’t hear back from them. Do you think […]

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In the Media – How to help a friend who has lost her job (FitnessRepublic.com)

January 12, 2015 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
In the Media – How to help a friend who has lost her job (FitnessRepublic.com)

On the website FitnessRepublic.com, I write about how losing a job not only creates financial problems but also social ones.

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In the Media – Is unemployment affecting your friendships? (on GoThinkBig.co.UK)

December 23, 2014 | By | Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – Is unemployment affecting your friendships? (on GoThinkBig.co.UK)

Unemployment can wreak havoc on an individual’s life and emotions. Journalist Amy Packham writes about the social challenges that often follow unemployment.

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Reader Wisdom: What friends should and shouldn’t say when someone loses a job

December 15, 2014 | By | Reply Continue Reading

A reader loses a job under difficult circumstances and suggests some ways that friends can be more or less supportive and helpful.

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The difficulty of giving up on a friendship

November 17, 2013 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

It’s always painful giving up on a friendship and deciding it’s time to cut your losses.

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The most wonderful time of the year? Not for everyone

December 23, 2010 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Blue Christmas services are organized by many houses of worship to provide comfort to people who are grieving, coping with chronic illness, or feeling down or lonely.

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Is she a good mom but a lousy friend?

July 23, 2009 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION I am glad so that I found this blog! Anyway, here is the deal: I have this friend. We completely hit it off when we first met (she worked with my husband). She got laid off from my husband’s company but we both put effort into our friendship. She got pregnant and had a […]

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Friendship and Money: Minimizing Losses

March 3, 2009 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

Given the uncertainties of the global economy and the high rates of unemployment, money seems to be on everyone’s minds these days. This is the second part of a two-part interview on Friendship and Money with MSN Money columnist Emma Johnson. Part I of this interview can be found here: She’s Fired, You’re Not. On […]

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Friendship and Money: She’s fired, you’re not

February 25, 2009 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Any major life change–including an unexpected job loss or other threat to economic security–can increase the risk of a once-close friendship falling apart.

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Girlfriendology: What to do and say when your friend gets a pink slip

February 11, 2009 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Girlfriendology is an online community based on “girlfriend inspiration, appreciation, and celebration.”

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