Archive for September, 2011

Best Friends: She loves me, she loves me not

September 30, 2011 | By | 7 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

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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PsychCentral – My guest post on ‘Why You Might Have Trouble Making Friends’

September 27, 2011 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Many women write to me perplexed about why they can’t form close friendships. They try new approaches, put themselves in all the right places, see therapists, and read relevant self-help books. They consider themselves interesting, loyal, kind, and friend-worthy people. But for reasons unknown to them, they have a tough time forming the intimate relationships […]

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Friends who squelch your dreams

September 24, 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

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?

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

September 21, 2011 | 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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National Women’s Friendship Month: 25 Ways to Make Yourself a ‘Keeper’

September 19, 2011 | By | 14 Replies Continue Reading

In celebration of National Women’s Friendship Month, here are 25 Ways to Make Yourself a Keeper

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When a friends says, It has nothing to do with you~

September 17, 2011 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION  Dear Irene, Please forgive my English as it is a second language for me. I’m Spanish, 30 years old, and male. My best friend and I were very close friends from an early age. We were born the same year, were neighbors, attended the same high school, and were even in the same class […]

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Washingtonian – Bridesmaid Blues

September 15, 2011 | By | Reply Continue Reading

9/9/11 Is being a wedding-day attendant causing you stress? Take our expert advice on how to handle it-and strengthen your friendship in the process. By Kay Steiger   If the popularity of the movie Bridesmaids is any indication, it seems that this duty is a rite of passage for women-and, increasingly, men. And like any […]

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