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How do I handle a messy friend breakup?

QUESTION Hi Irene, A few months ago, I had a horrible falling out with my closest friend of 15 years. She had been such a solid fixture in my life for so long that I’m feeling rather unmoored. It was – up to this point – a really wonderful friendship.   On the night that [...]

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Befriending a “bad egg” in the office

November 30, 2009 | By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene,   I was a close friend with a co-worker for 5 years. At one point, she had a huge fight with a mutual co-worker, someone with emotional problems with whom I remained friends. She wasn’t comfortable with the other woman; the stress between the two of them was palpable. I really don’t [...]

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Obsessed by a breakup

November 23, 2009 | By | 18 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene: I, too, have recently had a friendship break up with my bf. We both had a stressful year, I lost my job and she has had various stresses. She told me I was too intense, despite the fact that I tried not to call or ask her to go out too often. [...]

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Could YOU be a toxic friend? 5 Sure Signs

September 28, 2009 | By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

After a tiff with your BFF, it’s natural to get upset and ask yourself (or a third person), "What’s wrong with her?" That’s because it’s much easier for all of us to recognize blemishes or faults in our friends than it is to look in the mirror. But if you’re finding that you’re having frequent [...]

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