Tag: collateral damage
A woman feels dumped without explanation by a close friend and wonders how to move on.
A woman feels terrible that the friends of her ex dropped her like a hot potato.
Even when you know it’s time to let go, it’s hard to give up shared history and to risk damaging some of the friendships you have in common QUESTION Good Morning, My friend "S" and I have been friends since high school but we took a break from our friendship between 2008-2009. She was […]
When a friend dumps you, she can’t call all the shots… QUESTION Dear Irene, How do you handle a situation where a very dear friend, who also happens to be your friend from work, wants an extended time out and at the same time insists that I should keep on being friends with her […]
QUESTION Hi, I’d known my friend and her husband for about twelve years. I had always got along with her husband and we went on a group holiday about three years ago and that’s when her husband and I became friendly. We had a lot in common and could laugh and joke about things. I […]
People often take sides after a friendship breakup.
When friends are always busy and never initiate contact, they may be trying to step back from the friendship~ QUESTION Dear Irene, For the last couple of years my friend has been slowly but surely phasing me out of her life. I’m no longer invited to events and she’s usually busy when I suggest […]
Two friends split and the tension spills over to their husbands and children QUESTION Hi Irene, My ex-BFF and I had a recent falling out a few months back after a close seven-year friendship. Not only did we become good friends, so did our husbands, kids and extended families. We did a lot of […]