Tag: apology

I’m so embarrassed…what do I do next?

Published: January 17, 2014 | Last Updated: January 17, 2014 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

What do you do when you embarrass yourself in front of a group of friends?

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When no response is a response

Published: January 5, 2014 | Last Updated: January 5, 2014 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

Although it can be painful and disappointing, when there’s no response from a friend, you may simply need to let go.

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In the Media: How to make amends with a best friend

Published: March 1, 2013 | Last Updated: May 22, 2022 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
In the Media: How to make amends with a best friend

Disagreements happen, even between the closest of friends. Work schedules, major life changes and family problems can put people on edge and make them more likely to lash out.

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How can I help my daughter with ADHD mend a broken friendship?

Published: January 25, 2013 | Last Updated: January 25, 2013 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A mother of a daughter with ADHD is concerned about the impact of her daughter’s diagnosis on her friendships—and asks how to mend one she’s messed up.

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How can I help my 13-year-old daughter get over a friendship breakup?

Published: January 4, 2013 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

It’s hard for a young teen to get over a boyfriend breakup but it can be even more painful to lose a best friend. Together, the two losses can be overwhelming for someone of any age.

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Apologies can pave the way for second chances

Published: March 30, 2011 | Last Updated: March 30, 2011 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, My best friend Lila started hanging out with this other girl Jenny. At first the three of us were friends. Then Jenny offered to take Lila on a cruise. The next month, the two of them were always together, talking about me and spreading rumors behind my back. After they returned, Lila […]

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Grief complicated by the loss of a best friend

Published: March 16, 2011 | Last Updated: March 16, 2011 By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, My best friend and I had a major falling out 4½ years ago shortly after the death of my two-year-old son. At the time I was so deep in grief and my judgment so impaired that I did not apologize for behavior on my part that led to our breakup.   It […]

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A friend you can count on…well, sometimes

Published: March 19, 2010 | Last Updated: March 19, 2010 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene: My friend sent me a message on Facebook (a personal message, not where it could be read by everyone). She said: Hey, your birthday is coming up Friday, what do you want to do? She said she wanted us to do something, just her and me. She said her boyfriend didn’t want […]

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A bad ending to a good friendship: Are there second chances?

Published: January 16, 2010 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

There can often be second chances after a blowup if a friendship is fundamentally sound.

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A bad ending to a good friendship: Are there second chances?

Published: January 16, 2010 | Last Updated: January 16, 2010 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION   Hi Irene, I’m so happy to have found your blog and discovered your book. I will definitely be running out and buying a copy!   A very close, cherished friendship that I’ve had for 14 years has just come to a painful end, and I’m heartbroken. I wish there was a way to […]

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