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When remaining just friends is tough

March 3, 2014 | By | Reply Continue Reading

If two people have different expectations of a friendship, remaining “just friends” can be tough

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Confused about difference between friends and lovers

July 14, 2013 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

Although there are similarities between friends and lovers, the relationships aren’t the same.

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How to set boundaries with an oddball co-worker

May 24, 2011 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, I have a co-worker who is married who came from a central office to a satellite office where I work. His co-workers from the central office made undermining jokes about him. I’m beginning to understand why. He boasts about an association he’s in and tells stories about what he’s doing. He visits […]

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From ‘just friends’ to a workplace nightmare: What happened?

January 20, 2010 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, A little more than a year ago I began a friendship with a female co-worker. We are both married and it never went beyond the friendship stage nor did either or us want it to. It started off simple enough, she knew I was into photography and she suspected a problem with […]

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How to handle a fizzling friendship

November 28, 2009 | By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION   Dear Irene, I’ve been friends for three years with a guy at my office. We became friends after a really rough period in which I was demoted, isolated, and treated quite shabbily, though I couldn’t afford to leave and wasn’t in the best psychological state to do so (like, I was in need […]

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