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How we move from casual acquaintances to close, meaningful friendships
Miriam Kirmayer Ph.D.
How does self-compassion allow us to set boundaries, effect change, and connect more meaningfully?
When you think of the most important quality of a best friend, what comes to mind? A recent global study by Snap Inc. found that, for most of us, honesty tops the list.
How our friendships make the challenges of parenthood more manageable and the triumphs more meaningful.
How can you support a friend through infertility? Show up, be open, and recognize the power of your silent presence.
As comforting as it may be to have someone to turn to when we need vent or debrief a difficult situation, it can be a slippery slope towards co-rumination.
Looking to keep your New Year's resolutions? Teaming up with a friend can make all the difference, as long as you avoid these traps.
Sometimes, the most helpful way to understand how we can make new friends is to recognize the behaviors we should try our best to avoid.
The more our paths diverge from those of our friends, the more important it becomes to learn how to manage feelings of envy.
With the success and ubiquity of online dating, it’s not too surprising that friendships are now making their way into the virtual world.
Making friends as an adult can be anxiety-producing and confusing. Unlike childhood, there isn’t a structure in place to facilitate friendship-making nor are there clear-cut rules.
"I should have a best friend" and other beliefs that are getting in the way of your friendships.
Miriam Kirmayer, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and friendship researcher. She studies the science of connection to help others build meaningful relationships and fulfilling lives.