We all know that celebrities pretty much live in a different world than you and I do. However, that world isn't as big as we imagine, as a few of them have found true best friends in their famous career paths.
Given our busy lives, it is no wonder that many of us have difficulty keeping up with friendships. But for individuals with ADHD, maintaining healthy friendships can be even a bigger struggle than for most. How does one balance the many demands that life puts upon us while keeping our vital connections to those people we truly value?
Are you single, looking for a relationship, but have grown tired of the whole dating scene? Are you finding yourself bored, annoyed and just plain frustrated at the thought of meeting new people? Chances are that you are suffering from a case of dating burnout.
Many people cannot own up to their mistakes and in my mind that is just sad. I'm a very forgiving person and if someone did something wrong and apologized, than I would accept their apology and move on. But it really is unnerving and sad when someone cannot admit that they did something wrong. Maybe it's a maturity issue with those people, who knows? But a lot of friendships and relationships end because of someone not owning up to their mistakes.
Your best friend calls. She’s had a fight with her boyfriend. Your sister sends you a text. She needs help with the kids tomorrow afternoon so she can get to the massage appointment she scheduled for herself a month ago. Your boss calls and asks if you can show up to work an hour earlier than usual and plan to work an extra shift because a co-worker just called in sick. Do any of these scenarios sound familiar?
By Talking Teenage Jennifer A. Powell-Lunder, Psy.D., for GalTime.com A few days ago a guy I was friendly with in college changed his status from ‘single’ to ‘in a relationship.’ The flurry of speculative phone calls that followed reached epic proportions. “I didn’t even know he was divorced,” cried one friend. “Who would marry him?,” asked his ex-girlfriend from college.
Over the years I have had so many different kids of friendships. When we're kids we share toys and have fun sleepovers. As adults we can be friends first and trying dating second... oops, that doesn't really work now does it? Then there's the notion of becoming a couple and hopefully friends too, ouch!
Have you ever had the experience of being overwhelmed by problems? Most people have. But, what about feeling overwhelmed by problems that aren't even your own, but belong to somebody else? If this has happened to you, keep reading to learn what to do about it and how to take care of yourself if it happens again.
Every once and a while I talk to someone who asks permission to end a friendship. They say something like, “Is it really okay that I stop calling?”, or “I can’t just ‘break-up’ with her…can I?” Here’s my view on relationships: Life is like a play—there are many scenes and a rotating cast of characters.
Sometimes it's not easy to stay in touch with friends and distant family members, but there's every reason in the world to do it. Not only do tight friendships and strong family offer an emotional connection, research shows when we have close ties, especially with upbeat buddies, we're more likely to take better care of ourselves, feel less stressed – even live longer.