Archive for January, 2011

Friendship in hindsight: What went wrong with this office friendship?

Published: January 31, 2011 | Last Updated: February 1, 2011 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I’m 25 years old and currently live in Germany. A year ago I entered into a relationship with a man who works at the same institute as me. His ex-girlfriend also works there and we have friends in common. He broke off the relationship with her about eight months before but they […]

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Ditched by a best friend

Published: January 28, 2011 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 88 Replies Continue Reading

If you have been ditched by a best friend, it’s probably time to back off.

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Guest Post: When BFF Stands for Bad Feelings For Everyone

Published: January 26, 2011 | Last Updated: September 25, 2023 By | Reply Continue Reading

By Lucy S. Danziger and Catherine Birndorf, MD, co-authors of The Nine Rooms of Happiness Friendships bringing you down? Social stress can add to feeling completely overwhelmed this time of year. Here are three strategies for how to cope with it.All those resolutions to “be a better person” and be the best we can be […]

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Her other best friend

Published: January 24, 2011 | Last Updated: January 24, 2011 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi, My friend just moved here during the summer, and ever since then we’ve been really good friends. I feel like I can tell her anything and talk about anything. I think we hit Best Friend Status, but I really don’t know because she’s always talking about her best friend where she used to […]

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What Do You Do When A Good Friend Hits On Your Husband?

Published: January 22, 2011 | Last Updated: August 23, 2022 By | 18 Replies Continue Reading

A reader asks: What do you do when a good friend hits on your husband? Does the friendship have to come to an end?

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Getting Over an Old Grudge: Clearing the air

Published: January 20, 2011 | Last Updated: January 20, 2011 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, I was in my best friend’s wedding 25 years ago and then never heard from her again, no returned calls—nothing. She had been distancing herself from me for a while so it didn’t come as a surprise. But it hurt terribly. Fifteen years ago, she gave my mother her phone number and […]

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AOL Health: Like Family, Many Friends Share the Same Genes

Published: January 19, 2011 | Last Updated: April 14, 2022 By | Reply Continue Reading

January 18th, 2011 by Deborah Huso   …It turns out, that much like we are with family, we also may be “connected” to our friends through our genes, according to a study from the University of California, San Diego.   Dr. James Fowler, professor in the School of Medicine and the Division of Social Sciences […]

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Guest Post: Mixed-Age Facebook Friendships

Published: January 18, 2011 | Last Updated: May 17, 2020 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

By Lynn Bozof A strange but very sweet thing is happening. Do Facebook and other social media have anything to do with it? My adult children are now “friending” my friends on Facebook, leading to inter-generational relationships. When I was a young adult, I would have thought it so strange to have a friendship with […]

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Desperate for friendship at college

Published: January 17, 2011 | Last Updated: January 17, 2011 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, I’m 18 and a freshman in college. At the end of my senior year, my best friends started dropping like flies. My two best friends were total opposites. The first, who shared every interest and activity I was passionate about, faded away after our first disputes. She was the gentle person I […]

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A Message from The Confidence Coalition for Girls ages 10-18

Published: January 16, 2011 | Last Updated: February 8, 2021 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Over the years, I’ve worked closely with Kappa Delta Sorority, the creators of National Women’s Friendship Day and International Women’s Friendship Month to promote awareness of the power of female friendships. This guest post by them provides some tips on how young women can inspire confidence in their friends. I hope you’ll lend your support […]

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