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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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How The Pandemic Changed My Expectations And Some Friendships

Published: September 16, 2021 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading
How The Pandemic Changed My Expectations And Some Friendships

Guest contributor Cindy La Ferle reflects on how the pandemic changed so many aspects of her life, including her expectations and some friendships.

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6 Strategies For Handling A Needy Friend

Published: September 10, 2021 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading
6 Strategies For Handling A Needy Friend

There’s a big difference between a needy friend and a friend-in-need. When a friendship is consistently one-sided, it can weigh you down.

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