Have you been reading my posts on The Friendship Blog this month? If you haven't, this is what you've missed:
Co-rumination: Is it healthy for adolescents to rehash their boy problems?
A research study looks at the impact of adolescent girls who constantly talk to one another about guy problems
Bonding when things go bad
A post about a female support group called Dating a Banker Anonymous (the women who started the group later admitted that their story, published in the New York Times, was an exaggeration)
Reader Q & A: By love possessed
A reader writes about her overly-possessive friend
A "good enough" friend
A reader is haunted by a friend who has told her she isn’t “good enough”
Girlfriendology: Inspiring Female Friendships
An interview with Debra Hauppert, the girl behind Girlfriendology, an online community for women that aims to celebrate, appreciate and inspire women
For Better or For Worse: Weddings and Friendship
Part 1 of an interview with wedding expert Sharon Naylor, author of 35 wedding books
What to do and say when your friend gets a pink slip
A link to my podcast on Girlfriendology on how to handle a friend who gets fired
She's Just Not That Into You: Six ways to know when a girlfriend's a frenemy
My advice on how to recognize a friend who’s not a friend (also appeared on The Huffington Post)
Friendship by the Book: Second Chance by Jane Green
My thoughts about this latest book by chick-lit author Jane Green
Valentine's Day: Not Just for Lovers
A new look at what Valentine’s Day means to friends, a memorial tribute to my dad
Double Trouble: Losing two friends at once
A reader writes about her misfortune of losing two close friends in close succession
For Better or For Worse: Weddings and Friendship - Part II
The second part of my interview with wedding expert, Sharon Naylor
Just Do It: Putting a fractured friendship behind you
A reader expresses her discomfort in getting past a friendship that has fallen apart
Reader Q & A: Unable to let go
A reader is unable to let go of a toxic friend who always causes her great pain
Friendless in Seattle
How can a middle-aged woman be unable to keep a friend?
Friendship and Money: She's fired, you're not
The first part of an interview with journalist Emma Johnson, who covers money and finance topics for MSN.com
A writer asks: How could my colleague and friend undermine me?
A colleague of mine expresses her disappointment at being shafted by a writer-friend
Till Kids Do Us Part: A BabyCenter.com interview on pregnancy, motherhood and friendship
Kristina Sauerwein’s two-part interview with me on BabyCenter.com
And the month still isn’t over! Well, it almost is---and if you live in the northeast like me, we'll all be happy when the bitter winter months morph into spring.
My blog readership is on a steady ascent, thanks to you. My book is slated for publication by Overlook Press this coming September, finally.
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