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Slowly being excluded from an adult clique: What could have happened?

November 13, 2012 | By | 147 Replies Continue Reading

I am looking for some advice on adult female friendship cliques. I have mixed with a group of 7 or 8 women in my hometown since my oldest child was at kindergarten and she is now nine. I have been closer to some more than others and fluctuations in the intimacy of these friendships have occurred, which is probably normal.

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Introduced two friends…and now I’m left in the dust

October 17, 2012 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

It was my idea for us three to get together and chat. We all got along great. Then we went on a weekend trip together and something changed. The other two ladies seemed to hit it off really well, making me feel like a third wheel.

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Fear of Losing All My Friends

March 23, 2012 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Not all friendships last forever: We should always be open to new ones     QUESTION Hi Irene, Over the last few months, my best friend, whom I’ll call "L," has grown close to another of my friends, "S." They have done several things together without including me. I’m not interested in some of the [...]

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Feeling Left Out, Excluded, Rejected

March 19, 2012 | By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION  Hi Irene, I am 60 years old but am still sensitive about my friends not including me in things. For example, I went to a concert with two of them; I was the driver. While we were together, they talked about trips they were going on together that didn’t include me. I asked about [...]

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A friend asks: Should I throw her Maid of Honor under a bus?

October 4, 2010 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, Bride invites me to the bridal shower, the bachelorette party and wedding. Says call Maid of Honor for details. Maid of Honor doesn’t call/text or email back. Bride says she is bummed I didn’t make it, but I tried to.   What do I do? Throw the Maid of Honor under the [...]

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