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Gay Friend Losing Interest in Our Friendship

Published: November 30, 2022 | Last Updated: November 30, 2022 By | Reply Continue Reading
Gay Friend Losing Interest in Our Friendship

A straight woman develops and instant bond with a gay friend that seems to have fizzled out. She wonders why this happened.

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Book Club Friendships: We Read, Then Talk

Published: November 15, 2022 | Last Updated: November 15, 2022 By | Reply Continue Reading
Book Club Friendships: We Read, Then Talk

Sandra Nowlan recounts the inspiring story of a book club that’s been meeting for 40 years and the friendships it nurtured.

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5 Tips for Handling A Friend Who Talks Incessantly

Published: October 18, 2022 | By | 17 Replies Continue Reading
5 Tips for Handling A Friend Who Talks Incessantly

Have you ever sat down for lunch with a friend who talks non-stop—without giving you the slightest chance to get a word in edgewise? You begin to feel like you turned on a TV set, helplessly trying to interact with a very boring re-run.

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A message from the Friendship Doctor on International Friendship Day

Published: July 30, 2022 | Last Updated: August 21, 2022 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading
A message from the Friendship Doctor on International Friendship Day

This post about International Friendship Day is reprinted from the archives of The Friendship Blog.

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Feeling Left Out Of A Group Of Families

Published: July 13, 2022 | Last Updated: July 13, 2022 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading
Feeling Left Out Of A Group Of Families

A woman winds up feeling left out of a multi-family friendship. While relationships like this one can be fulfilling, they are also far more complicated to maintain than ordinary friendships.

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Resolving Tension Between Friends

Published: May 27, 2022 | Last Updated: May 27, 2022 By | Reply Continue Reading
Resolving Tension Between Friends

How do you handle tension between friends? A reader, who has reached her boiling point, asks what to do to resolve the problem.

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Handling Pushy Overbearing Friends

Published: May 7, 2022 | Last Updated: May 7, 2022 By | Reply Continue Reading
Handling Pushy Overbearing Friends

A reader asks how to deal with pushy overbearing friends that make her feel like she’s pushed into a corner. QUESTION Hi Dr. Irene,A few years ago, my husband and I met another couple in a community group. We’re not especially close to Jim and Libby but we have enjoyed going out for dinner with […]

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When A Friend is Unreliable: You Can’t Count on Her!

Published: March 2, 2022 | Last Updated: April 5, 2022 By | 9 Replies Continue Reading
When A Friend is Unreliable: You Can’t Count on Her!

When a friend is unreliable, it can be very disappointing, and consistently breaking appointments can be a friendship-killer

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Psych 101: When A Close Friend Is Depressed

Published: February 26, 2022 | Last Updated: February 26, 2022 By | 78 Replies Continue Reading
Psych 101: When A Close Friend Is Depressed

It’s depressing to be with a friend who is truly depressed. You may even get weepy yourself. Here are some tips on how to help a depressed friend.

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Friendship and Morals: Before, During and After The Age of Trump

Published: December 3, 2021 | Last Updated: December 3, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading
Friendship and Morals: Before, During and After The Age of Trump

The relationship between friendship and morals is examined in a new study published in The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

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