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Feeling Left Out By Friends On Holidays

Published: April 11, 2024 | Last Updated: April 11, 2024 By | Reply Continue Reading
Feeling Left Out By Friends On Holidays

A woman feels left out by friends on holidays. It’s natural to feel the sting when this happens.

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How To Say No To A Friend Asking A Favor

Published: March 18, 2024 | Last Updated: March 18, 2024 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading
How To Say No To A Friend Asking A Favor

A woman feels indebted to a friend asking for a favor: Her friend has asked her to watch four of her pets for a week or two,

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How Do You Handle A Friend Becoming Distant?

Published: March 17, 2024 | Last Updated: March 17, 2024 By | Reply Continue Reading
How Do You Handle A Friend Becoming Distant?

A co-worker feels her once-close friend becoming distant and isn’t sure about how to handle it or what to say. 

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A Social Butterfly Friend Who Keeps Secrets

Published: February 10, 2024 | By | Reply Continue Reading
A Social Butterfly Friend Who Keeps Secrets

A friendship with a “social butterfly” friend who withholds names (or other information) can feel perplexing and distant.

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When Good Friends Forget Your Birthday

Published: February 2, 2024 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
When Good Friends Forget Your Birthday

A reader asks what to do when your friends forget your birthday; she feels hurt and resentful and wonders if she should say or do something.

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How Do I Deal WIth A Pushy Person?

Published: January 18, 2024 | By | 9 Replies Continue Reading
How Do I Deal WIth A Pushy Person?

How do you deal with a pushy person? Two women met in a workshop but one wants more of a friendship than does the other.

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Navigating Workplace Friendship Shifts

Published: January 3, 2024 | Last Updated: January 3, 2024 By | Reply Continue Reading
Navigating Workplace Friendship Shifts

Explore strategies for navigating workplace friendships when alliances shift and disappoint. Learn how to maintain focus on work while addressing challenges in evolving professional relationships. The Friendship Doctor provides valuable insights and advice for handling workplace dynamics with grace and professionalism.

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Setting Boundaries With Neighbors

Published: March 2, 2023 | Last Updated: March 2, 2023 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
Setting Boundaries With Neighbors

A woman asks about setting boundaries with neighbors who are impinging on her personal time and space.

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Best Friend: What Does That Mean?

Published: February 19, 2023 | Last Updated: February 19, 2023 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
Best Friend: What Does That Mean?

What does it mean if you consider someone a best friend and find out that they don’t put you in the same league? 

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A Hot and Cold Friendship: Is It Worth Keeping?

Published: January 23, 2023 | Last Updated: January 23, 2023 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
A Hot and Cold Friendship: Is It Worth Keeping?

A young woman is upset by a hot and cold friendship that doesn’t feel satisfying because it’s so unpredictable. QUESTION Hi Dr. Irene, I have a hot and cold friendship with someone I met a couple of years ago during my second year as a university student. It may also be called an ambivalent friendship. […]

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