Archive for April, 2011

Guest Post – Friendship Woes: Whom can you turn to for help?

Published: April 27, 2011 | Last Updated: December 18, 2013 By | Reply Continue Reading

Looking for friendship? On the differences between a life coach and therapist

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Managing relationships with ‘friend-in-laws’

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

QUESTION Hi Irene, I have a friend who I have been close to for 11 years. About eight years ago, I met her husband’s brother and fell in love. We are now married. At first this seemed great, my best friend was becoming my sister-in-law!   I started to feel over time that I couldn’t […]

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Why Would Someone Have No Friends?

Published: April 17, 2011 | Last Updated: August 22, 2022 By | 4,592 Replies Continue Reading
Why Would Someone Have No Friends?

Why would someone have no friends? There are a number of reasons and it’s a situation that is more common than you might think.

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Friends: From almost-sisters to almost strangers

Published: April 13, 2011 | Last Updated: April 15, 2011 By | 14 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, My best friend of 18 years always called me "the sister she never had". We live in the same city and used to talk on the phone at least 5 to 10 times a day and got together frequently. About two years ago she and her husband began divorce proceedings. I tried […]

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Toxic friends: There’s one in every bunch

Published: April 11, 2011 | Last Updated: September 6, 2016 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

The more people in a group, the more likely the possibilities of personality clashes.

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Guest Post: How To Handle Toxic Teen friendships

Published: April 8, 2011 | Last Updated: June 23, 2022 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Teens are hard-pressed to know when they should phase out a friendship—even toxic teen friendships.

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Surprise! She’s back…

Published: April 7, 2011 | Last Updated: April 7, 2011 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, Recently discovered your column (it’s awesome) and hope you can help me gain some perspective.   I was introduced to my husband by my good friend. She was dating his best friend at the time. She and her boyfriend broke up, but we continued to be friends until I stopped hearing from […]

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Legacy Friends: Keeping old friendships alive

Published: April 5, 2011 | Last Updated: July 23, 2011 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, My best friend from college (who later was my maid of honor) and I had a fall out three years ago. After 13 years of friendship, she completely shut down and stopped speaking to me. My moving out of state, her moving to another state, my having a baby, and her career […]

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Guest Post – A young mom takes stock of her friendships

Published: April 4, 2011 | Last Updated: April 4, 2011 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

By Lisa Shoreland   Why does it seem like the further into adulthood one gets, the harder it is to establish and maintain friendships? As a kid, friendships begin as a simple exchange of a sentence or two on the playground. In junior and senior high school, the circle of friends evolves into groups of […]

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The Friendship Doctor on My Talk Radio 107.1 (Minneapolis)

Published: April 4, 2011 | Last Updated: December 13, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

April 2011

The Friendship Doctor spoke about female friendships with the Get Real Girls on My Talk Radio.

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