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We all know one or two people who are passive aggressive. You know, those people who seem to comply or act appropriately to your face, but are negative and passively resist whatever it is you want them to do. They make excuses for […]

“It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood. A beautiful day for a neighbor. Would you be mine. Could you be mine?” Raise your hand if you share this sentiment with Mister Rogers. Do you feel this way about your neighbors? […]

Does it seem like men get better sleep than women? If we battled it out, who would win? The minute my husband turns off the light at night, he falls asleep. It doesn’t work that way for me. It takes me […]

“I can’t imagine what it must have been like to go through what you just did. It sounds awful and I am here to listen.” How many of us have people in our lives who offer this type of support and […]

In my 30 years of working with people, I have seen the power of forgiveness set people free. An adult child who was sexually abused, a wife betrayed by a husband, a teen whose addicted father beat him, a parent […]

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 […]