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My so-called friend

QUESTION Hi Irene, My so-called friend deleted me on Facebook because of an accidental slip-of-the-tongue. I told her I didn’t like her cousin. I thought telling the truth even though it hurts was the right thing.   In addition to deleting me on Facebook, she talks about me behind my back and when I try [...]

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Heartbroken over the loss of a friendship…is there anything I can do?

February 5, 2012 | By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

Unfortunately, sometimes the only way to get over the hump is tincture of time…   QUESTION Dear Irene, I am struggling with a friend that said she needs "space." I realize she is in a trying time in her life. Her mother in dying of cancer and she’s currently finishing up her master’s degree. I [...]

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Lonely in High School

December 29, 2011 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

The middle of high school can be a difficult time to make new friends, especially in small schools and small towns.   QUESTION Dear Irene, I’m a 17-year-old high school girl. Recently, my best friend since fifth grade quit talking to me. We never had a fight and I never thought anything was wrong. Just [...]

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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 | 11 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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When a friends says, It has nothing to do with you~

September 17, 2011 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION  Dear Irene, Please forgive my English as it is a second language for me. I’m Spanish, 30 years old, and male. My best friend and I were very close friends from an early age. We were born the same year, were neighbors, attended the same high school, and were even in the same class [...]

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Did she cut off our friendship because I’m gay?

September 13, 2011 | By | Reply Continue Reading

We can guess why someone ends a friendship but never really know unless we ask.   QUESTION Dear Irene, I am about 30 years old and a friend of 12 years, who was around for all of my major life changes, suddenly cut me off. I thought maybe she figured my wild phase was not [...]

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Guest Post: That’s Not the Train I’m Waiting For

September 5, 2011 | By | 16 Replies Continue Reading

By Sheila Callahan   I’ll admit to being a little obsessed with the concept of friendship, and I probably spend an undue amount of time thinking about several in particular that apparently had an expiration date.   How did I not see that train coming?   My pal and colleague Irene Levine, Ph.D. blogs on [...]

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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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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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