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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National Women’s Friendship Month: 25 Ways to Make Yourself a ‘Keeper’

Published: September 19, 2011 | Last Updated: October 16, 2021 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 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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Washingtonian – Bridesmaid Blues

Published: September 15, 2011 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 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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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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