Archive for July, 2021

When A Friend Asks A Favor, Are We Obliged To Say Yes?

Published: July 30, 2021 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
When A Friend Asks A Favor, Are We Obliged To Say Yes?

When a friend asks a favor, a true friend will be open to your response rather than assume that you’ll say yes. They will also be ready to accept no for an answer.

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The Gift of Gab: Learning to Talk to Each Other Again

Published: July 28, 2021 | Last Updated: August 19, 2021 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
The Gift of Gab: Learning to Talk to Each Other Again

Social skills need a refresh after the isolation of the pandemic? Guest contributor Cindy La Ferle talks about the skills that will give you the gift of gab.

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Slowly Being Excluded From An Adult Clique: What Could Have Happened?

Published: July 26, 2021 | Last Updated: July 13, 2022 By | 306 Replies Continue Reading
Slowly Being Excluded From An Adult Clique: What Could Have Happened?

I am looking for some advice on adult female friendship cliques. If the group matters, it’s best to find out why.

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My Clingy Friend Calls Me Too Often

Published: July 25, 2021 | By | 24 Replies Continue Reading
My Clingy Friend Calls Me Too Often

Having a clingy friend can be very stressful and demanding. You need to decide whether you want to keep the friendship on the same track or make some changes.  QUESTION Hi Irene, My clingy friend calls me too often, a minimum of ten times per day! I have done the whole “I’m busy, my grandson […]

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The Trauma Queen Always Has A Calamity To Share

Published: July 21, 2021 | Last Updated: July 21, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading
The Trauma Queen Always Has A Calamity To Share

A group of women doesn’t know how to handle a “trauma queen” amongst them who consistently dominates conversations with her problems.

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A Reader Asks: Is This Lifelong Friendship Toxic?

Published: July 19, 2021 | Last Updated: July 24, 2021 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading
A Reader Asks: Is This Lifelong Friendship Toxic?

A discordant lifelong friendship extending over decades between two “third-age” friends falls apart and one woman wants out.

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My Friend Suddenly Shut Me Out of Her Life

Published: July 18, 2021 | Last Updated: July 18, 2021 By | 453 Replies Continue Reading
My Friend Suddenly Shut Me Out of Her Life

I have a friend that I felt was my best friend. She was in my wedding and we were pretty much attached at the hip. She called me a couple times a day, texted me, hung out with me or talked to me online (Facebook, AIM) almost every day.

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Getting Over A Friendship With A Next-Door Neighbor

Published: July 15, 2021 | Last Updated: November 7, 2021 By | 27 Replies Continue Reading
Getting Over A Friendship With A Next-Door Neighbor

A woman asks what to do after a friendship with a next-door neighbor goes sour and she has to come face-to-face with her all the time.

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My Friend Is Avoiding Me: What Can I Do?

Published: July 13, 2021 | Last Updated: July 13, 2021 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
My Friend Is Avoiding Me: What Can I Do?

When a close friend is avoiding you, it’s hard not to take it personally but that may not be the case. Try to find out what might be causing her to withdraw.

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What Do You Do When An Online Friendship Begins To Feel Creepy?

Published: July 2, 2021 | Last Updated: July 28, 2021 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading
What Do You Do When An Online Friendship Begins To Feel Creepy?

A teenager is involved in an awkward online friendship that is making her feel increasingly uncomfortable. She asks what to do.

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