Category Archives: Maintaining Friends

How to Deepen the Long-Distance Friendship

Unfortunately, many, if not most, of the people we claim as our best friends don’t live near us. I haven’t seen statistics to back up that claim, but since we’re moving, on average, every 5 years, I think it’s safe … Continue reading

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Help! I Have Too Many Friends

Dear Shasta, I’m completely overwhelmed when I look at my schedule. Most of my scheduled events, in and of themselves, aren’t things I would typically dread: coffee with a possible client, a call with someone who wants some advice, dinner … Continue reading

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The 4 Bonding Styles– Which Is Yours?

Can you articulate what experiences you need to have with others to feel closer to them?  And did you know that while there are the 3 main requirements of all healthy relationships (consistency, positivity, and vulnerability, taught in Frientimacy), how … 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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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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