I am a 25-year-old woman who recently moved and made a new circle of friends. I love all of these girls and they’ve really welcomed me into their group with open arms. Because they’re been a tight-knit group for so long, the four of them have inside jokes and memories they love to talk about, which I was obviously not around for.
My daughter wants to move to this other town. She says she will never be happy as long as she is here. She knows everyone and they reject her. She is basically ready to give up.
The negative impact of significant life changes on friendship, although challenging, can be overcome with effort. QUESTION Hi Irene, I’m 27 years old, working as a journalist, and recently ended a three-year relationship with a close male friend I has known for nine years. Now that I’m single again, I have room to make new [...]
QUESTION Hi, Glad to find your website. About two years ago I had so many friends that it was great. It was at my last job. But then, hundreds of us got laid off/fired. Only a handful of folks kept their jobs. It was a wonderful company and I miss seeing my friends each day. [...]
QUESTION Hi Irene, My step mum does not want my dad or his family living with her so we are moving back to England. I now have to leave my best friend and I don’t want to. Can people stay best friends when they live in different country? She is the only person that [...]
Proximity can play an important role in making or breaking a friendship. QUESTION Hi Irene, My friend and I used to be really close, however, I live at least an hour away and I can’t drive. We’ve slowly drifted apart, she answers calls less, responds to messages less, and we talk a whole lot [...]
When you move, you take some emotional baggage with you… QUESTION Dear Irene, I recently moved to San Francisco after graduating college. I have a tough job, but thought that the city would provide for a worthy night life. It has been four months and I haven’t made friends with anyone I would like [...]
Making new friends takes time, self-confidence, and creativity QUESTION Dear Irene, Friendships have become a sore point for me at this juncture in my life. I am in my 30s and have a lovely husband and toddler son. I used to work full time and hence, never really developed any friendships in my neighborhood. [...]
There are challenges in making and keeping friends in two geographical locations simultaneously but they can be overcome if you set your mind to it. QUESTION Dear Irene, I am spending five months in Maine, which is new to me. I don’t have much to do there or to get involved in. The seven [...]