If you were a teen, how much slack would you cut for a best friend who is having family problems?
QUESTION Dear Irene, My sister is two years older than me. We’ve had a pretty good relationship throughout the years although our teen years have really taken a toll. She moved out of the house with my mama and me, and moved in with our dad about a year ago. My mama and my […]
When a parent goes through a divorce, there can be friendship fallout for kids QUESTION Dear Irene, My formerly popular 11-year old granddaughter is being shunned by her BFFs to the point that she doesn’t want to go to school (which she formerly loved). Her parents are going through a divorce, and it’s hit […]
NEED YOUR HELP! Divorce can destabilize many friendships and create a wedge between friends. Unfortunately, some friends don’t want to choose sides; others may be threatened by your suddenly single status; and still others may feel that your life is too different than theirs. This comes at a time when a divorced woman needs […]
It becomes uncomfortable for both friends when one wants to spend more time together than the other. It can make one feel smothered and the other feel rejected. QUESTION Dear Irene, It seems my divorce has killed my friendship with a good friend, simply because my life has changed. My friend was never […]
Groundswell is Katie Lee’s first novel. This romantic story is about a struggling young screenwriter, Emma Guthrie, who is suddenly thrust into a world of wealth and celebrity when she falls in love with a dashing actor. Emma marries and seems to be living a fairy tale life until she accidently learns her husband, Garrett […]
QUESTION Dear Irene, My best friend of 18 years always called me "the sister she never had". We live in the same city and used to talk on the phone at least 5 to 10 times a day and got together frequently. About two years ago she and her husband began divorce proceedings. I tried […]
QUESTION Hi Irene, Three and a half years ago I left my husband. We divorced amicably and have a collaborative and supportive co-parenting relationship. There was no affair but I met someone while married, whom I started dating after my separation but before my divorce. In the wake of the separation, I lost my […]