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Making, deepening, and maintaining friendship
Marisa Franco Ph.D.
Is working from home making you lonely? Here are five ways to make work friends when WFH.
Feeling pressure to socialize? Research suggests you don't have to push yourself.
Are you a friendship perfectionist? Here's how to stop applying perfectionist standards to friendship.
The secret to likability is not what you think it is.
We may have to think differently about friendship to find the intimacy we're looking for.
To make and keep friends, men may need to make a few tweaks. Here are some suggestions.
Can't get past the "talking" stage with new friends? Try these techniques.
Research sheds light on why we struggle to receive love.
Being alone doesn't mean being lonely. Here are some strategies to experience joy and connection in your alone time.
Has the pandemic been making your relationships tense? Here's how to solve those disagreements.
How we view others shapes how we behave and who we are.
There's one question that will help you network better.
It pays to stop and discern who we really want in our life.
Being stuck at home doesn't mean you have to be lonely.
The pleasures of sharing about ourselves, according to the research.
Police brutality can lead to PTSD, particularly among Black people.
How we interpret "truth" depends on our relationship with the messenger.
What does it look like to show up for one another right now? Here are some specific ways.
We don't all grieve the same way. Learning about how we grieve differently can help us best support one another.
Unrealistic optimism is our psychological tendency to underestimate our personal risk.
What to do and what not to do to help your friends at high-risk for coronavirus.
Is it love at first sight or is it erotomania?
Making friends in a new city is tough but not hopeless. Here's how to do it.
Seeing God as a white man influences who we perceive as worthwhile leaders.
Analyzing Kobe's legacy from a lens of race and a lens of rape trauma.
Are you avoiding conflict because you're afraid it will damage your relationships? Here's why you shouldn't—and why it won't.
Only 12% of people achieve their New Year's resolutions. Here's what science says about improving our odds of meeting resolutions.
It's possible to keep friendships alive, even when you're busy. These tips will show you how.
Tired of others offering you advice? This may be why.
"Openers" know how to get people to open up. Here are their techniques.
Marisa Franco, Ph.D., was previously a professor at Georgia State University, where she became an academic expert on friendship. She currently works as a policy fellow at Millenium Challenge Corporation.