Friendship is a human need, but if you’re hooked on the idea of a group dynamic, you may be seeking the wrong tribe in the wrong place. Emma Reed discovers how belonging can be found without a large posse of pals
Do you find it hard to relate to a friend who seems driven by money? It can be hard when we lose the connection we once had with our friends, but are there ways in which you can re-kindle your friendship that don’t cost anything? Here our agony aunt Mary Fenwick gives advice to a reader who is struggling to talk to an old friend…
Why is it that our friends are often around the same age as us? It might seem easier to stick with your own generation but, says Eleanor Tucker, there’s a lot to be gained from friendships across the gap
Feel as if you are always the one helping friends out and making them feel special, but it’s never given back to you in return? Agony Aunt Mary Fenwick answers a real reader’s dilemma with advice about feeling let down by friends…
Does someone close to you blow hot and cold, or let you down? Research suggests that an ‘ambivalent’ friend hurts us more than an enemy, but that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye, as Suzanne Scott discovers.
Fed up of the constant pressure to compete, Nadine Murphy worried that the rivalry which had gradually appeared in her group of close girlfriends was about to pull them apart. We sent her looking for answers to find out how to deal with competitive friendships
What do you do when you or your best friend moves 10,000 miles away? There is hope, says Hannah Davies, who has sought some words of wisdom from ‘Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with Your Best Friend’ author Dr Irene S Levine
Our agony aunt, Mary Fenwick, offers a new perspective on whatever is troubling you