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...
Friendship Advice: A Jealous Spouse

Friendship Advice: A Jealous Spouse

It’s time for the December friendship question! And it’s all about how a jealous spouse might influence a friendship. While the theme this month may seem like an issue about opposite sex friends (and yes, that is part of it), there are really two bigger...
Layers of Gossip

Layers of Gossip

The November friendship question for my column at The HerStories Project centers on the issue of gossip and how much we actually want to (and should) know about what other people say about us. Here’s a riddle: If friend ‘A’ tells you something that...