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When Friends Distance Themselves From You

Published: January 2, 2024 | Last Updated: January 2, 2024 By | Reply Continue Reading
When Friends Distance Themselves From You

When a long-time friend distances themself from you, you have to feel hurt. Apart from a decade of shared memories, this friend was part of your daily routine with morning meetups and phone calls.

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What Do You Consider A ‘Friendship Killer’?

Published: February 27, 2022 | Last Updated: March 1, 2022 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading
What Do You Consider A ‘Friendship Killer’?

When a friend really disappoints or let you down, it can be a friendship killer. There’s no way to forgive or forget

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Dealing With An Unforgiving Friend

Published: January 6, 2022 | Last Updated: January 6, 2022 By | 22 Replies Continue Reading
Dealing With An Unforgiving Friend

She’s apologized to an unforgiving friend—and hasn’t been forgiven. What should she do next? Here are some suggestions.

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What Should The Borrowing Policy Be Between Friends?

Published: September 26, 2021 | Last Updated: January 16, 2022 By | Reply Continue Reading
What Should The Borrowing Policy Be Between Friends?

A reader asks about the etiquette of “borrowing policy” between friends. A friend who asked to borrow something from her got upset when her request was turned down. 

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A wife-chaser made me lose trust in female friends

Published: April 17, 2014 | By | 15 Replies Continue Reading

Having had a problem with trust in the past can make someone even more sensitive to a breech of trust.

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Can You Rebuild Trust After Shutting Someone Out?

Published: November 15, 2013 | Last Updated: March 1, 2022 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading
Can You Rebuild Trust After Shutting Someone Out?

Can you rebuild trust after a breakup? A woman feels she made a grave mistake in shutting out her friend and wonders how to make amends.

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Marital problems can kill a friendship

Published: August 16, 2013 | Last Updated: August 16, 2013 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

If someone has serious marital problems, friendships may fall by the wayside.

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Can a friendship on life support be salvaged?

Published: May 24, 2013 | Last Updated: May 25, 2013 By | 78 Replies Continue Reading

A friendship on life support may have only a slim chance of survival, especially if the friendship doesn’t have a solid foundation or long history.

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Can a friendship overcome a terrible betrayal?

Published: February 28, 2013 | By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

Whether a friendship can survive after a betrayal depends on whether the friend who was betrayed is able to forgive.

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In friends we trust—until they let us down

Published: April 21, 2009 | Last Updated: October 29, 2013 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

When friends we trust have a lapse in judgment, it can be difficult to get over.

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