The Faux Friend

From the ambiguous to the truly bad, friends come in many shades.

Six Ways to Make a Friend

By Karen Karbo
Bonding with fresh faces.

Because I Said So

By Tina Gilbertson LPC, DCC
Six tips for setting (and maintaining) good boundaries

The Cost of Defining Yourself as an Introvert or Extravert

By Todd B. Kashdan Ph.D.
Situations, not just personality, trigger how we feel, think, and act.

Are You a Friend in Need?

By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D.
Why friendships hinge on dependability.

Your Child is Not Your BFF

By Fred Peipman Ph.D.
Understanding how to be friendly without having to be a friend as a parent.

How to Spot and Stop Manipulators

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
8 tips for keeping them at a distance, or breaking free.

Making a New Friend

By Marty Nemko Ph.D.
The many flavors of friends and how to find one that’s right for you.

Cultivating Gratitude

By John Amodeo PhD, MFT
A secret doorway to richer connections

Is Their Generosity A Sign Of Love or Indifference?

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D.
It can be hard to tell tolerance and indifference apart.

Financial Elder Abuse by Banks, Casinos and Lawyers

By Mario D Garrett Ph.D.
The politics of elder abuse is dirty business.

Have You Ever Experienced Terrorist Love?

By J. R. Bruns M.D.
What do you you when your Bad Boy Love becomes arresting?

Breaking Up with Friends: Can You Empathize?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Breaking up with a close friend can be as painful as divorcing

"Just Listen To Me!"... Is This a Mistaken Request?

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
When you're stressed and need to talk, what do you want from your best friend?

Your Inner Lie Detector

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D.
A fascinating new branch of forensic science spots unconscious "tells."

Mean Girls and Bad Friends

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
What drives them and what you can do about them.


By Eileen Kennedy-Moore Ph.D.
The on-again-off-again friend—how to help your child cope.

Frenemies: The New Enemy

By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
What to do about the people you love and hate simultaneously.

How to Handle a Crazymaker

By Kimberly Key
4 keys to keep from losing it when they start playing games.

How Do I Handle a Pushy Friend?

By Irene S Levine Ph.D.
When you’re dealing with a pushy friend, you need to set some boundaries.

Is Facebook Destroying Friendship?

By Gregory L. Jantz Ph.D.
Rampant social networking threatens the quality of today's friendships.

Can Mothers with Different Parenting Styles Remain Friends?

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
How to preserve mom friendships when you parent differently.

Do Your Friendships Feed You or Bleed You?

By Michael J Formica MS, MA, EdM
Knowing when it’s time to let a friend go

The Price Of Nice

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D.
4 reasons why you shouldn't demand that people treat you nicely.