Monthly Archives: May 2016

In Sickness and Health, Part 2: Friendship When We’re Hurting

While this blog post is the second in a series devoted to friendship with those who live with chronic pain and illness (nearly 1 in every 2 of us!), the principles are such that we’d all be wise to keep … Continue reading

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The 7 Verbs for Better Sex, Works for Friendships, Too

To say that I am impressed with the work of the acclaimed “sex therapist”–Dr. Esther Perel— would be an understatement. And seeing that she’s a New York Times bestseller and viral Ted Talk presenter, I clearly am not alone in … Continue reading

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In Sickness and in Health: 5 Things I Wish My Friends Knew About Friendship and Illness

Several months ago, I received a thoughtful email from a reader of this blog who asked me to write a blog post that helped people like her– people who have chronic pain or illness— to figure out how to make … Continue reading

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Amazing Moms Make Time for Friends

What memories do you have of your mom doing things with her friends? Years ago, in a specific friendship workshop I used to lead, I would ask adult women to write down everything they could remember about their moms and … Continue reading

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