Friendship Tips

How to Help a Friend Cope With an Unhappy Marriage

How to Help a Friend Cope With an Unhappy Marriage

Written by on April 8, 2013 in Friendship Tips, Relationship Tips with 0 Comments

A reader described her friend’s toxic marriage, and asked for ways to help her friend cope. Here are a few tips for women who are struggling with the pain of seeing their friends in unhappy relationships. Here’s my reader’s comment, on my article How to Stop Loving a Man Who Lies, Cheats, and Steals. “My […]

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How to Meet Friends When You’re 40+

How to Meet Friends When You’re 40+

Written by on October 21, 2012 in Friendship Tips with 2 Comments

On my article about meeting new friends after moving to a new city, a reader asked for friend-finding tips for people over 40. I’m not sure if I’m the best or worst person to ask, because meeting friends has been a struggle for me for the past 7 years! Seven years ago, I married Bruce […]

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What to Do If You Know Your Friend’s Boyfriend is Cheating

The only thing worse than knowing your friend is being cheated on is being cheated on and not knowing it! Here’s what to do if you know your friend’s boyfriend is cheating… Here’s what Xena (not her real name) asks: “A friend of mine has a great boyfriend. She’s been cheating on him for a […]

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One-Sided Friendships – How to Stop Bad Friends From Getting Worse

Written by on April 11, 2012 in Friendship Tips with 2 Comments

Do your friends take advantage of you? One-sided friendships include bad friends, friends who talk behind your back, and friends who never call or make an effort to hang with you. Here’s what one of my readers says about a one-sided friendship: “I wanted to be friends with her so badly that I compromised myself […]

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5 Ways to Help a Friend Get Out of a Bad Relationship

5 Ways to Help a Friend Get Out of a Bad Relationship

Is your sister or girlfriend going out with the wrong guy? Here are five ways to help a friend get out of a bad relationship – but don’t expect miracles! Even the worst guys aren’t easily dumped. Here’s a reader’s dilemma: “My sister started dating this guy, and he constantly texts her and if she […]

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How to Find New Friends After Moving to a New City

How to Find New Friends After Moving to a New City

Written by on March 13, 2011 in Friendship Tips, Happiness Tips with 3 Comments

These tips on how to find new friends after moving to a new city may help. And if they don’t help with finding new friends, you can tell me what would help in the comments section below! Before the tips, a quip: “I’ll lean on you and you lean on me and we’ll be okay.” […]

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Reach Money Goals Faster by Choosing Your Friends Carefully

Reach Money Goals Faster by Choosing Your Friends Carefully

Choosing your friends can help you reach your money goals faster – or stop you from reaching them at all! Your friends affect your financial prosperity, whether you’re paying off credit card debt, saving money for a home mortgage loan, or scraping enough money together to start your new business. These tips will help you recognize which […]

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5 Ways to Help a Grieving Friend – From Practical to Emotional

5 Ways to Help a Grieving Friend – From Practical to Emotional

Written by on October 27, 2008 in Friendship Tips, Grief & Recovery Tips with 62 Comments

Some friends need practical help when a loved one dies; others need a shoulder to cry on. Knowing how to help a grieving friend cope with death, loss, or major life problems is an important part of friendship. These tips will help when you need to support someone who is grieving a death, divorce, or any type of […]

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