The shame and embarrassment of a troubled marriage can divide best friends–and even end a friendship.
Each of my women friends has — or had — good qualities, but ultimately, the positive didn’t outweigh the negative. Is my laziness in trying to make new (better, more compatible) friends an aging thing?
Most of the posts on The Friendship Blog either apply to women or are general enough to apply to both sexes. Blogger Grace Pamer agreed to share a post that is focused on male friendships, suggesting the special importance of these relationships at a particular juncture in life: when men are contemplating a marriage proposal.
A troubled marriage can affect friendships QUESTION Dear Irene, I am so happy I have come across this blog and your book, Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with Your Best Friend. It is nice to know there is a place to go for understanding and support when female friendships go awry. I, too, have a [...]
While it’s sad to let go of a long-term friendship, it isn’t necessarily a reason for regret. QUESTION Hi Irene, I have been friends with someone for over twenty years. She’s remarried to a guy, whom I don’t think likes my husband or me. We use to be invited to her Christmas party every year. [...]
QUESTION Hi Irene, I have been with my now-husband for around eight years and I still love him very much. I consider him a best friend. I can be myself totally with him. We have the same interests, the same dreams, and the same goals in life. He is someone I love to spend time with, whom [...]
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 [...]