Archives July 27, 2012

friendly likeable

Have you noticed that none of the friendships you’ve made later in life compare to those you formed in high school or college? You may be onto something.

As we grow up, there are many reasons why our ability to make close new friends declines:


  • The conditions you had in school change, so you have fewer opportunities to hang out for long periods of time and gradually become close

  • Your focus shifts from “me” to “us” as you pair up with a partner

  • You begin to place an emphasis on the importance of building your career

  • The workplace is ...

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emerging adults

Have you ever wondered what age is right for parents to encourage their kids to move out of the house and take care of themselves?  You’re not alone. Until recently, it was normal for people to finish college and/or get married – all by the age of 25. But things have changed.

Today, many adult children live at home longer and wait to get married before making a change... well, if they marry at all. This has resulted in a blurring of lines for parents, leaving some of them grumbling and frustrated at their kids’ seeming lack of ambition, and ...

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