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Lets Take the Long Way Home

New York Times Review of Friendship Memoir Misconstrues Friendship and Single Life

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bella DePaulo

We do not honor a remarkable friendship by proclaiming that it has "all the best qualities of the happiest and most resilient marriages." We honor it by recognizing that it is its own special thing.

What Do You Call Losing a Friend? Let's Take the Long Way Home

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Randy Susan Meyers

Why isn't there a name for having your closest friend die? There is widowhood, there is being orphaned. The friends we love, the family of our heart -- we have no customs for mourning that loss.