Tag: awkward

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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Watching a teen being treated like a doormat

Published: July 2, 2015 | Last Updated: July 7, 2015 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

A mom feels helpless and sad that her 15-year-old daughter is being treated like a doormat.

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I am pretty but lack self confidence

Published: January 25, 2015 | Last Updated: January 25, 2015 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A teen feels awkward in social situations and thinks she lacks self confidence.

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Why can’t I make friends?

Published: December 16, 2011 | Last Updated: March 24, 2013 By | 30 Replies Continue Reading

Recognizing a persistent pattern, a reader asks “Why can’t I make friends?”

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More than awkward: My ex-friend is still involved with my family

Published: November 2, 2009 | Last Updated: November 2, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene I found your book exceedingly helpful but I have a personal question. My closest friend began to pull away from a relationship with me, but she continues to want and seek a close relationship with my siblings (multiple sisters) but not with me. What is difficult is I still find myself in […]

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Five Awkward Friendship Moments: What Do You Say When…?

Published: July 16, 2009 | Last Updated: October 11, 2021 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

Every friendship, even the best of them, has awkward friendships moments. They also have predictable peaks and valleys.

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