Friendships cross boundaries of religion, culture, age, income level, and education. Besides that, they’re also key to our personal happiness and emotional well being. So, it may come as a surprise that National Friendship Day wasn’t invented until the early 20th
We’d only been retired for a few weeks when the questions started coming. “How’re you doing with so much time together?” we heard from friends, both the still-working and the long-retired alike, their voices knit with concern. I was a
As seniors age, their lives can become more isolated. Their families are no longer at home with them, and they may begin to isolate themselves from the outside world because it has become more difficult for them to get out. Social
Our friendships are among the most valuable relationships we have. We gain in various ways from different friendships. We may talk to friends in confidence about things we wouldn’t discuss with our families. Our friends may annoy us, but they
My usually bright, feisty, full of life, three year old boy was sullen, withdrawn and sad and it took me the better part of a week to figure out why he suddenly didn’t want to go to preschool any more.