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Should you stay friends with an ex-boyfriend?

October 17, 2013 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

A woman who can’t avoid seeing her ex-boyfriend wants to cut off their friendship.

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Is there anything wrong with dating my friend’s ex?

September 26, 2013 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

Dating a friend’s ex is always tricky and is probably best to avoid.

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How can I help my 13-year-old daughter get over a friendship breakup?

January 4, 2013 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

It’s hard for a young teen to get over a boyfriend breakup but it can be even more painful to lose a best friend. Together, the two losses can be overwhelming for someone of any age.

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Is it disloyal to talk to a friend’s enemy?

January 2, 2013 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

I pride myself in being a loyal, good friend. However, recently I have run into a problem. I don’t know how to handle myself in the company of people that my close friends consider their “enemies.”

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Handling an insecure friend

QUESTION Hi Irene, I have a friend whom I’ve known for about four years. She was there for me when my husband committed suicide two years ago. Since then, I’ve met a man whom I’ve fallen in love with and we are getting married. I introduced his brother to my friend and they’ve been going [...]

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Do I need to breakup with my sister-in-law?

June 22, 2011 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I need your help. My new husband of two years was involved with a woman before me for five years. Even though he told her to stay away from his sister and told his sister to stay away from her, they persisted in their relationship. His sister insists she is not in [...]

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Yikes, an unsettling friendship: Just found out my fiancé’s ex and his sister are friends

QUESTION: Hi Irene, My fiancé and I have been together for five years and are very close to each other’s families. My brother-in-law passed away earlier this week and one of my fiancé’s ex-girlfriends showed up at the funeral home and the funeral to pay her respects. They were together for a substantial period of [...]

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The etiquette of remaining friends with an ex-friend’s mom

February 2, 2011 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I’ve been dealing with a painful friendship break-up but I’m actually happier now without my ex-friend. It was more of a one-sided friendship where I was always initiating get-togethers that rarely happened.   I thought I’d moved on until she bumped into me on the street and said, "Hello, how are you?" [...]

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