Is Understanding and Spotting Manipulative Behavior Essential?

Yesterday, my wife and I went to our local car dealership to “purchase” our leased vehicle. We met Beth (not her real name), the sales representative, who escorted us to a comfortable desk and chairs. She told us that we could purchase our vehicle for the quoted amount on our lease — plus $2000 extra. […]

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Who Else Wants These Friendship Skills Activities?

After I graduated college, I felt alone.  I lived with my best college friend, and a couple of other roommates.  But then my college friend got married, and the other roommates when on their way. I grew up in Brazil, South America, so I didn’t develop some of the social skills needed to build friendships […]

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Why Are Friendship Skills Important?

A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.  — William Shakespeare Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.  —Aristotle A few years ago, on a particularly busy night at […]

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