May Friendship Advice: Forcing a Friendship

May Friendship Advice: Forcing a Friendship

May’s friendship advice starts with a letter from a woman (I’m assuming a young woman–hopefully I wasn’t too harsh in my answer) who has her sights focused on making one particular friend her best friend. From the letter it is clear that this...
April Friendship Advice: After The Kids Break Up

April Friendship Advice: After The Kids Break Up

For my April friendship column I tackled a question I’ve received a few times in my inbox and numerous times in person. It’s all about how to stay friends with someone after your kids stop being friends. When I reached out to some of my wise confidantes,...
Friends Who Cancel

Friends Who Cancel

At my friendship column for March I answered a letter from a woman who says her friends often cancel plans or change the plans at the last minute. Is this an expected part of being an understanding friend or does this letter writer have especially...
Friendship At Work: January Advice

Friendship At Work: January Advice

Dear Nina, I considered “Liz” one of my closest friends. Last year, we spent almost every weekend together. We even took a vacation together the year before that. I know her family well and have been to her house various times. Recently, however, she has been avoiding...
Last Days of 39

Last Days of 39

When playwright, Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder, asked me to participate in her 40 Lunches project, I was hesitant at first. Don’t get me wrong; I said yes right away. Elyzabeth’s side project and the side website to go with it is the kind of idea I wish I had...