Archive for September, 2011

Best Friends: She loves me, she loves me not

Published: September 30, 2011 | Last Updated: February 27, 2023 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Hello Irene, I am having a really hard time with my best friend. This whole relationship started out quite differently. She was attracted to me and fell in love with me at the very beginning. I reciprocated these feelings for a while but ultimately realized we weren’t a match, and decided we needed to […]

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

Published: September 27, 2011 | Last Updated: 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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Friends who squelch your dreams

Published: September 24, 2011 | Last Updated: September 25, 2011 By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Hello Irene. I am a 34-year-old man who had a dream. It sounds silly but it was to make a film. When I told my friends about this (which was in March) they were extremely supportive of the idea, which I found surprising as I thought they would laugh at me (I must point […]

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Need Help: National TV Show Looking for an Extraordinary Friendship

Published: September 24, 2011 | Last Updated: September 24, 2011 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Friend help you get through a tough time? Did you find yourself in a tough circumstance in life like divorce or job loss and a friend helped you through it? Or were you let down by someone and a friend came out of nowhere to help pick up the pieces? Do you have a story […]

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Best Friends: Can there be second chances?

Published: September 23, 2011 | Last Updated: September 23, 2011 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A sense of trust is one of the requisites of a healthy friendship.   QUESTION Hi Irene, I was best friends with this girl for about three years. We did everything together, we hung out at school, went out together after school, and then IM-ed each other every day for hours. She was one of […]

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Never too old to make new friends

Published: September 21, 2011 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

I recently interviewed an 86-year-old blogger named Millie Garfield who is absolutely inspiring! Before speaking to her, I thought I might be the oldest blogger in the world but she has me beat by a mile! 🙂   Millie began blogging in 2003 (In the blogosphere, that is the equivalent of decades ago!) and still […]

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When A Friend Says, It Has Nothing To Do With You~

Published: September 17, 2011 | Last Updated: August 24, 2022 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

What a friend says, it has nothing to do with you, what could he or she possibly mean? It has the effect of creating distance.

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Did she cut off our friendship because I’m gay?

Published: September 13, 2011 | Last Updated: September 13, 2011 By | Reply Continue Reading

We can guess why someone ends a friendship but never really know unless we ask.   QUESTION Dear Irene, I am about 30 years old and a friend of 12 years, who was around for all of my major life changes, suddenly cut me off. I thought maybe she figured my wild phase was not […]

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Can parents be friends if the kids don’t get along?

Published: September 12, 2011 | Last Updated: September 12, 2011 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Problems with kids’ friendships often spill over to their parents   QUESTION Dear Irene, My son and another couple’s son don’t get along. The other kid has some issues and has tried to hurt my son either verbally or physically several times over the past few years (put his hands around his neck a few […]

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September is National Yoga Month

Published: September 12, 2011 | Last Updated: January 7, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

If you read this blog, you know that I’m always searching for ways for people to make new friends. Joining a yoga class is a great way to improve your health and emotional well-being—and connect with people. As part of National Yoga Month, new members can take advantage of yoga classes in more than 1600 […]

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