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With all the negativity going on in our culture, maybe we need a little focus on positive things we can do that make us more likable. Maybe those in the media will take a few pointers from this blog. I’m tired […]

If someone you love or care about it not OK, what do you say? A friend recently asked how to bring up the subject of mental health with someone she cares about. She has noticed that her friend is not eating […]

Do you know someone who takes forever to answer a simple question? It takes a long time for that person to get to the point and you just want to interrupt and quote Shakespeare, “Brevity is the soul of wit.”Why […]

Kirstin was being pressed to say, ‘Yes” to a dating proposal. She didn’t know why she struggled to make this basic commitment to date a really nice man in her singles class at church. She wants to eventually get married and […]

Loneliness can find you. You move away from your best friend, go through a terrible divorce, or maybe your spouse dies. You find yourself struggling with that loss of companionship and the loneliness can be overwhelming. This type of isolation […]

I read an interesting article about an author who wrote a book on friendships. The author made the point that the lack of friends can be a key reason why marriages fail, people are unemployed or engage in negative behaviors like overeating. […]

Friendships may be one of the most underrated relationships when it comes to feeling loved and supported in your life. And finding a best friend is no easy task. I can name on one hand the number of really best friends […]

“It was my friend’s choice to have an addiction problem. No one forced him to put those pills in his mouth. He is an addict because he chose to use drugs. Don’t tell me this is a disease. He started. He […]

In the middle of the book of Matthew are two verses that should give us all pause. Matthew 12:36-37 says, “But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the […]

Jerry, often described as toxic, is a co-worker whom you try to avoid as much as possible. You know, that person who seems to be completely unaware of the chaos and negativity he or she brings to relationships. Toxic people thrive […]