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Walking on eggshells

March 1, 2011 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, I haven’t spoken to an old best friend for quite some time. I was the last one to initiate contact after the relationship had become uncomfortable. I decided to stop and see if she would contact me. It wasn’t that I didn’t get a response but I felt like the response was […]

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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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Seven Friendship Recovery Affirmations

Most friendships don’t last forever. If you are reeling from a failed friendship or one that seemed to drift apart, here are some thoughts to help you get over the hurt. It may even be more helpful to substitute your own.   Repeat these affirmations as many times as it takes to actually feel them […]

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Reader Q & A: Coping with a roller coaster friendship

November 10, 2008 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene: I came across your blog tonight. I am thankful. I am feeling desperate for some advice. I became good friends with a girl in the same town where I live. We met in February of this year. We hit it off right away. We became super close really fast. Had the same […]

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Five ways to unload a toxic friend

March 15, 2008 | By | 65 Replies Continue Reading

The term toxic friendship refers to a variety of relationships that are consistently negative and draining. The nature of these relationships is defined by patterns, not by one-time or occasional lapses in the reciprocity that is the essence of a healthy friendship.

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Making Friendships Stick

January 15, 2008 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Women are: Daughters, girlfriends, sisters, mothers, lovers, wives, workers, students, caregivers and FRIENDS! The significance and order of these roles vary according to the person and change over time. In a 24/7 society, where multi-tasking is not only expected but often demanded, it’s not surprising that even the best of female friendships sometimes get short […]

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Stressed out

An interview with Debbie Mandel, MA Author of Turn On Your Inner Light and Changing Habits Stress expert and life coach Debbie Mandel explains why some female friendships create stress, how women can recognize and lessen the stress of their relationships, and when you should simply give up and move on. Are any of your […]

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