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How Many Friends Are Enough?


By Vanessa Voltolina


Four-year-old Ryan McLynn of Hopewell Junction, N.Y., has no problem making friends. "Ryan will just go up to other kids on the playground and ask 'do you want to play with me?'" says mom Susan. But his sister, Kerry Ann, was always very cautious making social connections. "When Kerry Ann was a toddler, she would only be friends w ... Continue reading How Many Friends Are Enough?

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Fixing Friendship Dilemmas

By Wendy S. Loughlin


"I get by with a little help from my friends," the Beatles famously sang. But what happens when a friend is more hurtful than helpful? What if you decide it's time to "break up" with a friend?


There are several reasons why you might choose to end a friendship, according to Marla Paul, author of The Friendship Crisis: Finding, Making, ... Continue reading Fixing Friendship Dilemmas

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Stop Comparing!

womanmirror.jpgBy Amanda Pressner

It's no secret that on those days when we are unsure of ourselves, many of us turn to other women to make a comparison. We're probably all guilty of making comparisons between ourselves and others. Spot a new mom who is t ... Continue reading Stop Comparing!

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Must We Be Friends?

By Elizabeth Hurchalla

Whether it's your husband's best friend or the parent of your kid's playmate, sometimes you just have to hang out with someone who, like a bad masseuse, never fails to rub you the wrong way. Here, marriage and family therapist David Schreiber, MA, of Westwood, California offers six ways to cope when you're forced to associate with some of your not-so-fav ... Continue reading Must We Be Friends?

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Keeping Up With Your Kid-less Friends

By Christine McLaughlin

Kids change our lives in almost all ways. For better or worse, they alter friendships too. For those of us with children, we may suddenly find it hard to find significant common ground with our friends who don't have children. While at the same time, we may find comfort in relating to women who are moms even though we may not have had much in common bef ... Continue reading Keeping Up With Your Kid-less Friends

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