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Guest Post: What can happen when you deactivate a Facebook account

February 27, 2014 | By | 10 Replies Continue Reading
Guest Post: What can happen when you deactivate a Facebook account

This is a cautionary tale about what can happen to some of our friendships when we deactivate a Facebook account — and why it’s important to avoid jumping to conclusions.

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How to say no to a home party held by friends selling stuff

November 2, 2013 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

Another home party invitation? A woman feels awkward saying no to friends.

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Babies, dogs and Facebook friends

Babies, dogs and Facebook friends

The etiquette of responding to Facebook friends is murky and can inadvertently causes rifts and misunderstandings, even between good friends.

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I logged on to my friend’s Facebook page—now what?

Is there any going back after logging on to a friend’s Facebook page and seeing something you shouldn’t have?

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When to let go of a friend

November 24, 2012 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

I never did have a large circle of friends so losing friends like this is a huge deal to me. Actually, I tend to hang on to friends that aren’t good for me for longer than I should because it isn’t always easy for me to make new ones.

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Guest Post: A frightening and uninvited Facebook introduction

November 6, 2012 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
Guest Post: A frightening and uninvited Facebook introduction

Facebook suggested I friend him. I guess our social networks overlapped. I guided the mouse toward his photo, and the little pointed hand hovered over his face. Fear and anger swelled up but curiosity won out and I clicked “Add Friend.” He accepted within minutes.

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Is my friend over-reacting?

September 23, 2012 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

My boyfriend and her ex have been friends for a while and hang out together. One night, we happened to be out with her ex and his new girlfriend (the girl he was previously friends with) at a mutual friend’s birthday. I happened to be in a group photo the birthday boy posted to Facebook and now my friend feels I betrayed her for being there.

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No childhood friends to speak of

I am an only child, married to my sweetheart that I dated for five years and married happily ever after:). One grave issue haunts me when I check updates on Facebook. From kindergarten to 10th grade I studied in one convent school. All my solid formative years have been at one place but I do not have any friends from that time, kindergarten through high school.

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My friend discovered I lied to her

QUESTION  Hi Irene, I’m 37 years old but when I was 18, my best friend and I met this friendly guy whom we both liked, but he liked me more. He and I kept our relationship quiet for a while but at a party, my best friend saw us together. She and I didn’t speak [...]

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A new beginning—but I don’t want to be alone

QUESTION  Hi Irene, I’m 27 and have never had what I have felt is a real friend. I just got out of a three-year relationship with a great guy but he just wasn’t great for me at this point in my life; I was never in love with him. I have been in a few [...]

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