Archive for March, 2011

Q & A with Debba Haupert: Girlfriend-in-Chief of Girlfriendology

Published: March 31, 2011 | Last Updated: June 1, 2020 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Can you tell my blog readers a little bit about Girlfriendology, including its phenomenal growth? In 2006, two of my girlfriends were dealing with cancer. I had an overwhelming NEED to be with my girlfriends – not just the ones with cancer, but my female friends in general. Girlfriendology was born as a blog that […]

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Apologies can pave the way for second chances

Published: March 30, 2011 | Last Updated: March 30, 2011 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, My best friend Lila started hanging out with this other girl Jenny. At first the three of us were friends. Then Jenny offered to take Lila on a cruise. The next month, the two of them were always together, talking about me and spreading rumors behind my back. After they returned, Lila […]

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To Tell Or Not To Tell: What Are The Ethics Of Being A Good Friend?

Published: March 28, 2011 | Last Updated: December 3, 2021 By | 17 Replies Continue Reading
To Tell Or Not To Tell: What Are The Ethics Of Being A Good Friend?

A woman wonders whether to tell or not to tell her best friend that the latter’s husband has been unfaithful to her.

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Guest Post – A Friendship That Changed the World

Published: March 24, 2011 | Last Updated: December 3, 2022 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

A Friendship that Changed the World: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony is an important reminder of the history of women’s rights.

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Phone Friends: Headed toward Extinction?

Published: March 23, 2011 | Last Updated: March 23, 2011 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

Be honest. Do you cringe when the phone rings? Check Caller ID and get annoyed when someone, even your BFF, calls when you’re in the middle of something? Prefer talking when YOU want to rather than when SHE wants to? Do you send a quick text or email with the hopes of avoiding a lengthy […]

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Friendship Calculus: The Problem of Three

Published: March 21, 2011 | Last Updated: November 5, 2021 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

When three people are good friends, it’s not unusual for two of them to become closer to each other over time. In your situation, what made the change especially painful is that you introduced these two women to each other and now they are excluding you.

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Love my friend, not her problem child

Published: March 18, 2011 | Last Updated: March 18, 2011 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi, Irene. My husband and I are good friends with a couple and enjoy their company. However, they have a 5-year-old child who is completely unmanageable. He is mean to my daughter, violent toward other kids, loud, and demanding. The children of the other parents in our group of friends hate to be around […]

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Grief complicated by the loss of a best friend

Published: March 16, 2011 | Last Updated: March 16, 2011 By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, My best friend and I had a major falling out 4½ years ago shortly after the death of my two-year-old son. At the time I was so deep in grief and my judgment so impaired that I did not apologize for behavior on my part that led to our breakup.   It […]

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Toxic friendships: It takes two

Published: March 14, 2011 | Last Updated: November 22, 2013 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

It takes two people to define a friendship. So if your friend has no boundaries, it’s also true that you haven’t set any limits.

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Giving friends a second chance after a divorce

Published: March 11, 2011 | Last Updated: May 14, 2016 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

On a friendship after a divorce…

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