Archive for July, 2011

Help! My Teenage Daughter Is Losing Her Friends

Published: July 20, 2011 | Last Updated: November 20, 2023 By | 62 Replies Continue Reading
Help! My Teenage Daughter Is Losing Her Friends

Psychologist urges mom not to worry too much about her teenage daughter — teen friendships change over time.

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What should I say to a friend with body odor?

Published: July 19, 2011 | Last Updated: July 19, 2011 By | Reply Continue Reading

That’s what good friends are for…   QUESTION Hi Irene, I emailed you previously and you gave me some really good advice and I’ve also read your book. I have a friend who has really let herself go. She hasn’t had a job in over a year and doesn’t leave her house that much. When […]

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Making Friends Through Dance

Published: July 19, 2011 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

Many of us are on the lookout for new friends. In the course of my research for an article I recently wrote on places to dance for Life Goes Strong, I interviewed several women who raved about how they had found improved fitness, new friends, and fun through dancing.   Contrary to what you might […]

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Pregnancy & Newborn – Making Mom Friends

Published: July 18, 2011 | Last Updated: July 18, 2011 By | Reply Continue Reading

July 18, 2011 by Sarah Granger   Having friendship issues since becoming a mom? It happens. Rest assured, it’s completely normal. We break it down, girlfriend-style.   Becoming a mother changes every ounce of your being, from your day-to-day life to your friendships-both old and new. "No life change is greater than that of becoming […]

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When a friendship breakup spills over to family

Published: July 18, 2011 | Last Updated: July 18, 2011 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Two friends split and the tension spills over to their husbands and children   QUESTION Hi Irene, My ex-BFF and I had a recent falling out a few months back after a close seven-year friendship. Not only did we become good friends, so did our husbands, kids and extended families. We did a lot of […]

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Friendship by the Book: A Q & A with Katie Lee, author of Groundswell

Published: July 14, 2011 | Last Updated: August 22, 2022 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

  Groundswell is Katie Lee’s first novel. This romantic story is about a struggling young screenwriter, Emma Guthrie, who is suddenly thrust into a world of wealth and celebrity when she falls in love with a dashing actor. Emma marries and seems to be living a fairy tale life until she accidently learns her husband, […]

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A grown woman feels guilty she can’t be her mom’s best friend

Published: July 11, 2011 | Last Updated: July 11, 2011 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

Sometimes we have to come to terms with an imperfect mother and set boundaries to maintain a reasonable relationship.   QUESTION Hi Irene, My mom and I have had a very complicated relationship. Even before my parents had an awful divorce 14 years ago (and they still can’t attend any events together), we butted heads. […]

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Handling an insecure friend

Published: July 8, 2011 | Last Updated: July 8, 2011 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, I have a friend whom I’ve known for about four years. She was there for me when my husband committed suicide two years ago. Since then, I’ve met a man whom I’ve fallen in love with and we are getting married. I introduced his brother to my friend and they’ve been going […]

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Real Simple – What Kind of Friend are You?

Published: July 8, 2011 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

What Kind of Friend Are You? by Annie Marie O’Conner July 2011   Are you the one pals call when they need advice…or when they need a plus-one for a cocktail party? This quiz isn’t scientific but it sure is fun and you may even learn something about your friendship style. Click here to get […]

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Take the Real Simple Quiz – What kind of friend are you?

Published: July 8, 2011 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

What Kind of Friend Are You? by Annie Marie O’Conner July 2011   Are you the one pals call when they need advice…or when they need a plus-one for a cocktail party? This quiz isn’t scientific but it sure is fun and you may even learn something about your friendship style.   Click here to […]

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