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Having trouble making friends after a move

February 25, 2014 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Life changes such as a move can often be disruptive of friendships.

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50 and no…

December 12, 2013 | By | 29 Replies Continue Reading

A woman googles “50 and no…” to search for answers for her loneliness

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Teen Friendships: I’m 14 and my best friend’s parents just got divorced

If you were a teen, how much slack would you cut for a best friend who is having family problems?

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Sisters Who Aren’t the Best of Friends—Right Now

April 10, 2012 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

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 [...]

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Guest Post by Mark Banschick, M.D. – New Love: How do I tell my child and my ex?

March 4, 2012 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Staying friends with an ex and doing what’s best for your child can be synergistic…      When I received the note from Amanda asking about new love, divorce, and children, I couldn’t think of a better expert to call upon than Dr. Mark Banschick, a fellow blogger on Psychology Today. Dr. Banschick is a [...]

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Children of Divorce and their Friendships

January 31, 2012 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

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 [...]

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Finding Friends After Divorce: Can we count the ways?

September 6, 2011 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

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 [...]

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Feeling smothered by a friend

August 9, 2011 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

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 [...]

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Friendship by the Book: A Q & A with Katie Lee, author of Groundswell

July 14, 2011 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

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 [...]

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Friends: From almost-sisters to almost strangers

April 13, 2011 | By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

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 [...]

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