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In the Media – How to manage your bridesmaids (Wedding)

January 30, 2015 | By | Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – How to manage your bridesmaids (Wedding)

Emma Vince of Wedding U.K. writes about the problems that can arise when you ask a mix of friends with different personalities to be your bridesmaids.

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Reader Wisdom: What a boy with Asperger’s taught me about friendship and being different

December 17, 2013 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A retired paraeducator shares the lessons she learned from a boy with Asperger’s about friendship and being different.

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My nine-year-old son prefers to play with girls

September 29, 2013 | By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

When kids limit their friendships, it may be a mix of personality and anxiety.

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Should I keep my friend at a distance or just let go?

July 5, 2013 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

When someone begins to consistently grate on you, keeping the friend at at a distance may not be enough.

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Guest Post: Friendships between introverts and extroverts

Like most friendships, those between introverts and extroverts require communication and compromise.  My friend and colleague, Sophia Dembling, is a widely published author who pens a popular blog on Psychology Today called The Introvert’s Corner (which I highly recommend). Based in Texas, Sophia is the author of a forthcoming book called, The Introvert’s Way: Living a Quiet Life […]

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My friend doesn’t trust me

June 18, 2012 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

It can be frustrating when a friend doesn’t trust you but the ability to trust may be deeply engrained in personality.   QUESTION Dear Irene, I’m having a bit of a "fight" with me best friend. Let me first explain a bit about us. She’s a year younger than I am (27) and is bipolar, with […]

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Two friends who need each other—but don’t like each other

March 13, 2012 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

A needy, symbiotic relationship usually comes to an end when one person changes.   QUESTION  Hi Irene, I have been friends with Jade for eight years and now I’m starting to question the nature of our relationship. The thing is I’ve never really liked her, and I know that she doesn’t really care for me […]

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Friendship: The Whole Truth, Nothing but the Truth—Not Always

January 28, 2012 | By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

Sometimes it may be kinder and easier to drift apart   QUESTION Hi Irene, I’ve been reading your blog after googling to find out if anyone else had experienced similar issues to me. After recently spending some time away with a close friend, I realize I don’t like many aspects of her personality.   She […]

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My friend is like an FBI interrogator

June 29, 2011 | By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

Some people ask so many questions that they make us feel violated   QUESTION Hi, I have a friend who constantly asks where I’m going, what I’m doing, and who I’m with, etc. She is a great friend otherwise, but I feel like I’m being interrogated!   If I say I’m busy or don’t want […]

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Toxic friends: There’s one in every bunch

April 11, 2011 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

The more people in a group, the more likely the possibilities of personality clashes.

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