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Navigating Workplace Friendship Shifts

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.

Published: January 3, 2024 | Last Updated: January 3, 2024 By | Reply Continue Reading
When Friends Distance Themselves From You

When Friends Distance Themselves From You

When a long-time friend distances themself from you, you have to feel hurt. Apart from a decade of shared memories, this friend was part of your daily routine with morning meetups and phone calls.

Published: January 2, 2024 | Last Updated: January 2, 2024 By | Reply Continue Reading
No Friends in High School: Feeling Anxious

No Friends in High School: Feeling Anxious

When a student is worrying about having no friends in high school, going to school each day can feel like a struggle.

Published: March 4, 2023 | Last Updated: March 4, 2023 By | Reply Continue Reading
Setting Boundaries With Neighbors

Setting Boundaries With Neighbors

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

Published: March 2, 2023 | Last Updated: March 2, 2023 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
Best Friend: What Does That Mean?

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? 

Published: February 19, 2023 | Last Updated: February 19, 2023 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
How to Nurture Friendships on Galentine’s Day

How to Nurture Friendships on Galentine’s Day

It’s important to nurture friendships because otherwise, these vital ties can easily fray. Even never used muscles can easily atrophy. Here are 15 ideas of how to do that!

Published: February 12, 2023 | Last Updated: February 12, 2023 By | Reply Continue Reading
Left Out Of A Friend Group After 35 Years

Left Out Of A Friend Group After 35 Years

This reader was left out of a friend group by people who had been her three best friends for 35 years.

Published: February 11, 2023 | Last Updated: February 11, 2023 By | Reply Continue Reading
What’s the Difference Between Friends and Acquaintances?

What’s the Difference Between Friends and Acquaintances?

A reader asks about the difference between friends and acquaintances? What is the distinction?

Published: February 9, 2023 | Last Updated: February 9, 2023 By | Reply Continue Reading
Teenage Daughter Keeps Losing Friends in Her School

Teenage Daughter Keeps Losing Friends in Her School

A mother is pained to see that her teenage daughter keeps losing friends in high school and wants advice about how to help her. 

Published: January 27, 2023 | Last Updated: January 27, 2023 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
A Hot and Cold Friendship: Is It Worth Keeping?

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. […]

Published: January 23, 2023 | Last Updated: January 23, 2023 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading