When Friends Part Ways

We don’t often think too much about our relationship with our friends. We don’t tend to work on them, communicate within them, or bring them to therapy with us. Maybe we should! Friends are vital in our lives. Recent studies on loneliness have found that a lack of social connection is about as bad for us as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. These relationships can be passionate and powerful. They tend to sustain much longer than most romantic relationships. When a friendship ends, it can break our hearts. We don’t keep every friend we’ve ever made, of course, but most friendships end with a whimper—we slowly stop seeing each other as often and eventually lose touch. Most friendships end so quietly we don’t even notice. Others end with a bang. Sometimes there is a big fight or a sudden icy silence. Big changes, like starting a family, becoming sober, getting a new job, or being diagnosed with a serious illness can be revelatory in terms of who sticks around. I have a friend who, when she became pregnant, stopped drinking and going out late at night. When her focus shifted away from partying and towards taking care of her body and her baby, she discovered that she didn’t even like some of her closest friends. As painful as that was, she also became closer with the friends in her life who were supportive of her pregnancy and showed up to help. As her priorities changed, so did her friends. Letting Go Those moments can be very p...
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TITUSVILLE, N.J. – (August 3, 2020) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson &Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for SPRAVATO® (esketamine) CIII nasal spray, taken with an oral antidepressant, to treat depressive symptoms in adults with major depressive disorder (MDD) with acute suicidal ideation orbehavior.1 SPRAVATO® is the first and only approved medicine that has been shown to reduce depressive symptoms within 24 hours,1 providing a new option for significant symptom relief until a longer-ter...
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(CNN) — If you’re stressed or wanting to enjoy virtual happy hour with friends while pregnant, having a glass of wine every so often may seem like a relaxing plan. But that behavior runs counter to a study published Tuesday in the journal JAMA Network Open. Researchers found drinking or smoking of any level while pregnant — from low to high, and even if you quit early — influenced the brain development of the mothers’ newborns. Negative long-term effects of excessive prenatal alcohol or tobacco exposure (or both), increase the risk for multiple adverse outcomes, researchers observed. Prenatal ...
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Men and women experience schizophrenia differently; from the age of onset to symptoms and how society treats those with mental disorders.  Schizophrenic, Rachel Star Withers and co-host Gabe Howard continue the discussion of the differences from the last episode but change the focus to men.  Jason Jepson, an author who has schizophrenia joins for a man’s perspective and Dr. Hayden Finch returns to explain the clinical side of the issues. Highlights in “Schizophrenia in Men” Episode [01:30] Age of onset [04:00] Symptoms in men vs women [05:00] Interview with Jason Jepson [07:30] Jason discusses ...
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This morning while at the gym, I was working out in front of a bank of televisions. One had an episode of Friends playing on it, the focus was Rachel’s baby shower. This otherwise competent professional was in a panic since she didn’t know much about babies. She thought a breast pump was a “beer bong for babies” and she was shocked that newborns have at least 10 bowel movements a day and that she shouldn’t leave an infant on the changing table while she went to the dumpster to dispose of dirty diapers. She called the bassinet, a “pretty basket” that had contained some of the gifts....
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(CNN) — Alcohol consumption during pregnancy has long been linked to congenital defects and developmental problems in newborns. Now a new study has found a link between a baby’s congenital heart defects and their prospective parents’ drinking before conception. Compared to non-drinkers, fathers who drank during the three months before conception were 44% more likely to have babies born with congenital heart disease. If the prospective dads were binge drinkers, which was defined as downing five or more drinks per session, there was a 52% higher likelihood their baby would have a congenital heart defect. Pr...
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