Tag: reader Q & A
A maid of honor upsets one of the bride’s guests.
QUESTION Dear Irene, I’ve had a long-time male friend since I was five years old, so about 48 years. We have stayed in touch even though he’s been married and divorced 3 times and moved numerous times. He’s also a best friend with my husband of 33 years. He and his current wife have been […]
Friendships are rarely perfect; they come in more flavors and textures than Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Sometimes, coming to terms with a less than perfect friendship is a matter of viewing it realistically, putting it in perspective, setting boundaries, and deciding to get and give what you can so the relationship is mutually rewarding. […]
QUESTION Dear Irene, My best friend has become overly dependent on me. She’s been living in another state for the last few years but we see each other, on average, once every three months and talk multiple times a day, via phone, text and AIM. I live with my fiancé (newly engaged) and even […]
QUESTION Dear Irene, Our best friend has been seeing this guy. She’s really into him so she wanted us to spend some time together to get to know him. Unfortunately, both of us really dislike him. We find him arrogant and narcissistic, to the point of his putting us down to make himself look better. […]
QUESTION I recently broke up with my boyfriend and had honestly neglected my friends during our relationship. What would be the best way to get into their good graces again? ANSWER There’s no sense pretending: If you know, they know too. Admit you were dumb to get caught up with a jerk and go […]