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5 Not-So-Simple Rules for Mending A Broken Friendship

Published: September 3, 2022 | Last Updated: September 3, 2022 By | 92 Replies Continue Reading
5 Not-So-Simple Rules for Mending A Broken Friendship

Despite the romanticized myth of BFF, the hard truth is that most friendships don’t last forever. In fact, research suggests that when it comes to friendships, there’s a phenomenon somewhat akin to the seven-year itch; half of our friendships change over that time period. Mending a broken friendship isn’t always easy but if the friendship is valuable to you, it’s worth an earnest try

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When Friends Let You Down: What to Do Next

Published: August 21, 2022 | Last Updated: August 21, 2022 By | Reply Continue Reading
When Friends Let You Down: What to Do Next

When friends let you down, it’s normal to feel hurt and disappointed

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Struggling With An Ambivalent Friendship

Published: March 18, 2022 | Last Updated: March 18, 2022 By | 13 Replies Continue Reading
Struggling With An Ambivalent Friendship

A woman is upset about an ambivalent friendship. Here are some tips to recognize and react to an ambivalent friendship.

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Regaining Trust In A Friendship: Is It Possible?

Published: March 7, 2022 | Last Updated: March 7, 2022 By | Reply Continue Reading
Regaining Trust In A Friendship: Is It Possible?

Regaining trust in a friendship is possible if the relationship has a strong foundation and people discuss the alleged breach.

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How To Deal With A Flaky Friend

Published: March 6, 2022 | Last Updated: March 7, 2022 By | Reply Continue Reading
How To Deal With A Flaky Friend

Do you have an unreliable, flaky friend? It’s a pretty common complaint I hear about from readers and even among my own friends. And it’s something that often frays friendships and even ends them entirely. What is a flaky friend? A flaky friend is someone who tends to be unreliable and unpredictable. In short, you […]

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Resurrecting A Friendship With A Son’s Girlfriend

Published: February 15, 2022 | Last Updated: February 15, 2022 By | Reply Continue Reading
Resurrecting A Friendship With A Son’s Girlfriend

An adult son’s girlfriend is angry at his mother, who once was her friend, after a conflict between them. The mom asks for advice.

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Remaining On Friendly Terms When Neighbors Ask To Borrow Your Stuff

Published: January 16, 2022 | Last Updated: January 19, 2022 By | 53 Replies Continue Reading
Remaining On Friendly Terms When Neighbors Ask To Borrow Your Stuff

A single woman feels used when her neighbors ask to borrow her expensive snowblower each winter and doesn’t know what to say.

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My Best Friend Will Not Be Coming To My Wedding

Published: October 21, 2021 | Last Updated: October 21, 2021 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
My Best Friend Will Not Be Coming To My Wedding

A woman is upset that her friend will not be coming to her wedding after a fallout two years ago and isn’t sure how she should respond.

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When Good Friends Forget Your Birthday

Published: October 11, 2021 | Last Updated: October 11, 2021 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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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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