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My texting friendship seems to be off-track

August 13, 2014 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

What do you do when a texting friendship seems to be one-sided?

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For Discussion: How quickly should a friend respond to a text message?

For Discussion: How quickly should a friend respond to a text message?

A reader recently wrote about what she perceived as age-related differences in the way friends and family respond to a text message.

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In the Media – I sent my friend a ranting text (Self Magazine)

July 10, 2013 | By | Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – I sent my friend a ranting text (Self Magazine)

What do you do if you send a friend a ranting text?

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Roommates: When a frayed friendship has a lease

November 30, 2010 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Reframe your thinking so that you approach the relationship as roommates rather than friends.

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Too close for comfort

June 23, 2009 | By | Reply Continue Reading

LONGER THAN USUAL QUESTION Hi Irene! I’m so glad I stumbled onto your website! I am going through a situation and desperately need advice! I have a very close cousin, Coralee, who I’ve basically grown up with like a sister and we’ve been friends most of my life. I am 28, and she is 37. [...]

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Co-rumination: Is it healthy for adolescents to rehash their boy problems?

February 2, 2009 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Are you a mom who worries because your teenage daughter seems to be incessantly texting or emailing her best friends about her romantic problems? Your worries may be founded. When adolescent girlfriends rehash the same problems together over and over, they increase their risk of depression and social anxiety. In a study focused on seventh [...]

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Reader Q & A: The Saga of the Disappointed Diva

October 21, 2008 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene, I’m currently going through a friend breakup. She became very emotionally needy at the beginning of our relationship and I always felt compelled to help. She told me that I was distant and needed to let my guard down so that we could be close. I did and we eventually became BFFs. [...]

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Reader Q&A: Achieving closure after being dumped by a friend at work

August 29, 2008 | By | 121 Replies Continue Reading

About three months ago, Anna had met a new friend, “Lisa,” and I felt replaced. Little by little, I felt pushed aside and believe that Lisa had put a rift in the friendship between Anna and me. All of the sudden, Anna and I spent less and less time together as she made more time for Lisa.

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Reader Q & A: I’m stuck! I don’t want to lose my BFF

July 23, 2008 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene: I met my friend “Amanda” in high school. I was a junior and she was a freshman, so we’ve been best friends (BFFs) for 9 years. Our friendship over the years has survived a lot. The trouble I am having is deciding whether I should hold on to the friendship or not? [...]

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