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Feeling like a third wheel

May 20, 2014 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

A young woman introduces two friends and now feels like a third wheel.

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Her other friend

May 8, 2014 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

What should you do if your BFF always includes her other friend in your get-togethers?

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The tag-along friend

June 29, 2013 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

If you start to feel like a tag-along friend, you may want to cut your losses.

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Oil and water: Friendship threesomes and foursomes

Oil and water: Friendship threesomes and foursomes

I have three people whom I consider my close friends. When we all try to get everyone, it’s like oil and water.

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On circle envy: Everyone can’t have a group of friends

March 31, 2013 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading
On circle envy: Everyone can’t have a group of friends

If you are a person who feels even a tinge of circle envy, and there are many reasons why you would, there are still opportunities to forge a sisterhood later in life.

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Taking friends for granted

It’s easy to inadvertently overlook niceties and take friends for granted. If you value the relationship and someone makes you feel this way, you need to let the person know.

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Slowly being excluded from an adult clique: What could have happened?

November 13, 2012 | By | 153 Replies Continue Reading

I am looking for some advice on adult female friendship cliques. I have mixed with a group of 7 or 8 women in my hometown since my oldest child was at kindergarten and she is now nine. I have been closer to some more than others and fluctuations in the intimacy of these friendships have occurred, which is probably normal.

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Feeling awkward and conflicted about a threesome

October 6, 2012 | By | 12 Replies Continue Reading

I am friendly with two women that I met in college. Let’s call them Anna and Rebecca. Because we all live in different countries, we only see each other every few years. I’ve felt for a long time that the two of them have a special dynamic together.

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Friendship Calculus: The Problem of Three

March 21, 2011 | By | Reply Continue Reading

When three people are good friends, it’s not unusual for two of them to become closer to each other over time. In your situation, what made the change especially painful is that you introduced these two women to each other and now they are excluding you.

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Friend Poaching: It’s Complicated

July 12, 2010 | By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I’m 45 years old and feel like a 7th grader due to a mutual friend situation. I have been good friends with two neighbors for over 10 years. I introduced them last year and they hit it off great. I was so happy for them because they both have a lot of […]

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