Tag: betrayal

Guest Post: Learning from Elizabeth Edwards

Published: December 14, 2010 | Last Updated: July 25, 2020 By | Reply Continue Reading

The death of Elizabeth Edwards led many women to think about the meaning of their own lives, their legacy to their children, and the way they might respond to unimaginable tragedy. Many were amazed at the strength and grace Elizabeth Edwards demonstrated in light of the loss of a child, a devastating diagnosis of terminal […]

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Your platonic friend…she’s just not that into you~

Published: December 13, 2010 | Last Updated: December 13, 2010 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I have read and been told by female friends that when a man is friends with a woman and all of a sudden wants to take it to a romantic level, the woman will "freak out" and get turned off. She’ll feel betrayed, thinking that the man’s intentions all along were to […]

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Losing sleep over a betrayal by a couple

Published: May 30, 2010 | Last Updated: September 26, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, My husband and I were very close friends with another couple who betrayed and hurt us deeply. They made twisted and false accusations about our marriage, my upbringing, my mental state, etc. They shared this with our neighbors and friends but luckily, it did not affect how our neighbors treated us. If […]

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Making friends when you’re depressed: It’s not easy

Published: April 15, 2010 | Last Updated: May 12, 2020 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

It’s nearly impossible to make friends when you’re depressed.

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Why Don’t Friends Just Talk About It?

Published: April 8, 2010 | Last Updated: October 26, 2021 By | 33 Replies Continue Reading

A woman asks why friends don’t just talk about it when problems surface in a relationship. Many times, they just ditch the friendship.

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Martha and Her: The Best of Friends?

Published: March 30, 2010 | Last Updated: September 25, 2023 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

Dear Martha Stewart, After reading Mariana Pasternak’s new telltale book, The Best of Friends: Martha and Me (Harper, 2010), I know how betrayed you must feel. You have to be asking yourself: How could Mariana, who I considered one of my closest friends, betray me like this? Granted, I’ve only read her side of the […]

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Workplace friendships: Betrayed by the gossip girl

Published: January 23, 2010 | Last Updated: February 25, 2013 By | 13 Replies Continue Reading

In the workplace, it’s particularly important to build friendships slowly before sharing too many intimacies.

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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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Hard To Say Goodbye: Ending A 20-Year Friendship

Published: December 12, 2009 | Last Updated: January 14, 2024 By | 12 Replies Continue Reading

I have spent countless hours trying to understand what happened to my friendship. I’m 63 and Donna is 67. We met at work and shared the same office for about ten years.

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