LeTrent interviewed Dr. Irene S. Levine and other experts on the topic of toxic friendships, pointing out some of the characteristics of these relationships and how to end them.
Even when you know it’s time to let go, it’s hard to give up shared history and to risk damaging some of the friendships you have in common QUESTION Good Morning, My friend "S" and I have been friends since high school but we took a break from our friendship between 2008-2009. She was [...]
This is another post written by a reader in The Friendship Forums section of this blog. Thanks "Peppercat" for your list of warning signs that your best friend is becoming your worst enemy. Keep in mind, that like love, BFFs can go bad on you. Don’t do what I have done and give them [...]
A young woman wonders why her friend turned on her and what she should do QUESTION Hi Irene, I’m having a problem with a former friend of mine. She was nice at first, but then became this monster who started lashing out at me. I stopped hanging out with her because she became verbally [...]
It’s so easy to become attached to the idea of "having a best friend" that we ignore the reality of a flawed friendship. QUESTION Dear Irene, There’s a girl who I thought was my best friend forever whom I’ve grown to dislike. I feel guilty for wanting to dump her, but I don’t know [...]
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 [...]
QUESTION Dear Irene: My best friend and I have been teachers at the same school for over twelve years. I am 37 and she is 58, which makes her older than my mother. Through many of her life’s challenges, I was there for her. I brought food when she was hungry, accompanied her to see [...]