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Dumped without explanation: Is there anything to do?

July 17, 2015 | By | 24 Replies Continue Reading

A woman feels dumped without explanation by a close friend and wonders how to move on.

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Betrayed by a friend

May 16, 2015 | By | 19 Replies Continue Reading

A woman feels betrayed by a friend who seized an opportunity before she did. Is that wrong? It depends.

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The friends of her ex cut off contact after a breakup

April 11, 2015 | By | 22 Replies Continue Reading

A woman feels terrible that the friends of her ex dropped her like a hot potato.

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Friendship: Nightmare on my street

March 26, 2012 | By | 12 Replies Continue Reading

Life in a subdivision suddenly turns from cozy to creepy

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When a friend becomes a frenemy

December 20, 2011 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

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 […]

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Dumped: But my friend wants to remain connected — on her terms

November 26, 2011 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

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 […]

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My friend dumped me because she thinks I made a play for her husband

November 23, 2011 | By | 12 Replies Continue Reading

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 […]

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Drawing lines in the sand after a friendship breakup

August 3, 2011 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

People often take sides after a friendship breakup.

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The Phase Out (Times Two)

July 25, 2011 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

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 […]

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When a friendship breakup spills over to family

July 18, 2011 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

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 […]

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