RSSCategory: Relationships with ex-friends

A woman bemoans the loss of a male best friend to his girlfriend

January 24, 2017 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

The male best friend ends an 8-year friendship under pressure from his girlfriend.

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Two friends have a falling out that affects their families

December 22, 2016 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

After a falling out, one friend’s brother continues to have a relationship with her ex-friend.

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In the Media – On Friends without Benefits (

July 20, 2016 | By | Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – On Friends without Benefits (

“Friends without benefits” speaks to the intensity and complexity of female friendships.

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Is it okay to retract an invitation to a friend?

April 3, 2016 | By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

Retracting an invitation is never easy but friendships and circumstances change–especially in middle school.

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Looking back to move forward

March 29, 2016 | By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

A single woman asks for advice to move forward when she reflects on a lost friendship. QUESTION Hi Irene, I am a 38-year-old single woman and I live a pretty solitary life, which on its own I don’t really mind–I’m a writer. But lately I find myself reflecting on my friendships and relationships. I can […]

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Should she attend the wake of her ex-friend’s sister?

November 9, 2015 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

A woman wonders whether she should attend the wake—given that the friendship has exploded.

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Friend crush: Dropped and depressed

March 26, 2014 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

An unrequited friend crush at work with an unhappy ending.

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The Maid of Honor in my wedding pictures who is no longer my friend

February 21, 2014 | By | 16 Replies Continue Reading

It’s hard to lose friends especially when you thought the friendship would last forever.

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Feeling used by a friend who once was a lover

January 6, 2014 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

It is disappointing to cut off ties with a friend who once was a lover but sometimes a person leaves you no choice.

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Seeking forgiveness after ending a friendship

November 13, 2013 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

We can’t always count on others for forgiveness; sometimes we need to forgive ourselves.

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