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Colleague, mentor or friend? How to avoid feeling used

December 2, 2013 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Whether you are a mentor or friend, you may need to set boundaries.

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Disappointed by friend at work

July 21, 2013 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Sharing intimate information with a friend at work can be tricky

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Guest Post: 3 Ways to Flex Your Job for More Free Time for Friends

January 17, 2013 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Despite all the ways close friendships enhance our lives, many women who are working, raising a family, and/or caregiving for aging parents or other relatives may feel they simply don’t have time for friends. Pat Katepoo, a work-life advisor, offers some practical suggestions (in her guest post below) that might make it easier to find more free time for friends.

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Embarrassed at having no friends

No one should feel embarrassed at having no friends.

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When a close friendship with a boss suddenly ends

April 19, 2012 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION  Hi Irene, I was recently dumped by one of my closest friends, whom I loved dearly. I am devastated, sad, hurt and disappointed. But I have an extra big problem: my ex-friend is my direct boss. I am an administrative assistant, her right hand person at work. We see each other on a daily […]

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Dumped: But my friend wants to remain connected — on her terms

November 26, 2011 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

When a friend dumps you, she can’t call all the shots…   QUESTION Dear Irene, How do you handle a situation where a very dear friend, who also happens to be your friend from work, wants an extended time out and at the same time insists that I should keep on being friends with her […]

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Not all friendships last forever: I lost my contacts in a NYC taxi cab

September 27, 2011 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION    Hi Irene,  Last August, lost my cell phone. I left it in a cab in NYC and to make matters worse had not properly backed up my contacts. In an effort to regain some of those contacts, I sent out messages on Facebook. Some people responded and some did not, which made me […]

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Is all fair in friendship and employment?

September 8, 2011 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Feeling betrayed by a friend who goes after the same job as you   QUESTION Hi Irene, I told a friend of 32 years (a woman who I am currently starting to date) about a job that I interviewed for and she tells me that she wants to go for the job because it sounded […]

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Undermined by a work colleague who was a friend

August 11, 2011 | By | 12 Replies Continue Reading

If you have a problem with a work colleague who was a friend, try to stay calm and cool in the office and focus on making the best of your job.

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When a friend backs away from someone with bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder can interfere with friendships.

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