A Friend in Need

Real friends are there in the bad times as well as the good. Here's how to support a friend who's suffering. Cover Image: Shutterstock

The Dangers of Loneliness

By Hara Estroff Marano

Friendship is a lot like food, we need it to survive.

The Quiet Power of Encouragement

By Julie J. Exline Ph.D.

A little boost of encouragement can lift our spirits and keep us moving forward.

Friends Don't Let Friends Feel Bad

By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D.

How to deal with downers and one-upsmanship.

When and Why Your Support Network Fails You

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.

Why do people with lots of supportive friends and relatives still feel bad?

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