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Zoom Etiquette For Friends: How Can I Tactfully Turn Down Invitations?

Published: May 6, 2020 | Last Updated: August 22, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading
Zoom Etiquette For Friends: How Can I Tactfully Turn Down Invitations?

What if you really don’t want to Zoom? How do you turn down invitations without hurting someone else, or being seen as unfriendly or a party pooper? 

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My friend turned down the invitation to my son’s wedding

Published: September 11, 2016 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

Having been turned down, a woman asks how can she go forward?

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An unexpected wedding invitation: Do we need to send a gift?

Published: May 17, 2016 | By | 20 Replies Continue Reading

When a couple gets an unexpected wedding invitation from friends who are only casual acquaintances, they wonder whether they are obliged to send a wedding gift.

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Is it okay to retract an invitation to a friend?

Published: April 3, 2016 | Last Updated: 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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Invitations: We don’t like them and they don’t like us

Published: October 14, 2015 | By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

Two families don’t like each other but one keeps up the charade of a “friendship.”

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An awkward invitation

Published: September 9, 2015 | Last Updated: September 9, 2015 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

A woman meets a friend through her landlady and asks for advice on handling an awkward invitation.

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Not Invited To The Wedding of a Good Friend’s Son

Published: February 4, 2024 | Last Updated: February 4, 2024 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading
Not Invited To The Wedding of a Good Friend’s Son

A woman feels hurt when she isn’t invited to the wedding of her childhood friend’s son. Her friend explained that it was because of the cost.

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Ending A One Sided Friendship: It Is Never Easy

Published: January 20, 2024 | Last Updated: January 20, 2024 By | 9 Replies Continue Reading
Ending A One Sided Friendship: It Is Never Easy

This reader describes a one sided friendship that is difficult to end. She asks how to end it with kindness. 

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Handling Pushy Overbearing Friends

Published: May 7, 2022 | Last Updated: January 18, 2024 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 […]

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Dumped Without Explanation: Is There Anything To Do?

Published: March 1, 2022 | Last Updated: March 13, 2024 By | 24 Replies Continue Reading
Dumped Without Explanation: Is There Anything To Do?

A woman feels dumped without explanation by a close friend and wonders how to move on.

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