Tag: BFF

Feeling slighted by my BFF

Published: September 5, 2016 | By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

A woman feels slighted by a close friend and wonders if she is being overly sensitive.

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In the Media – Desperately Seeking a Bestie: When #SquadGoals Get Real

Published: October 10, 2015 | Last Updated: August 15, 2021 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading
In the Media – Desperately Seeking a Bestie: When #SquadGoals Get Real

Writing in Flare Magazine, Katherine Simpson writes a tongue-in-cheek piece about her online search for a bestie (BFF).

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Not speaking: Should I wish her a happy birthday?

Published: June 15, 2015 | By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

After two friends have a disagreement, one wonders if she should still send the other birthday greetings.

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When a friend is too clingy

Published: July 19, 2014 | Last Updated: July 19, 2014 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

A teen says her best friend ended their relationship because she was too clingy

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A teen asks: How can I get my friendship back?

Published: August 1, 2011 | Last Updated: August 19, 2013 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

It’s common that teen friendships and allegiances change but it’s still painful when it happens.

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An inconvenient truth: She’s made you a second-tier friend

Published: July 26, 2011 | Last Updated: October 31, 2012 By | 22 Replies Continue Reading

If you feel like a second-tier friend, it’s not a friendship of equals QUESTION Dear Irene, I’ve been friends with a woman for about four years now. As time progressed, we became closer, or so I thought. We both moved here from other areas and I introduced her to our neighborhood book club, my hairstylist, etc. The […]

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BFF finds its way into the Oxford English Dictionary

Published: September 19, 2010 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

BFF n. (pl. BFFs) informal a girl’s best friend: my BFF’s boyfriend is cheating on her. – ORIGIN 1996: from the initial letters of best friend forever.   Just a couple of days ago, I mentioned that friendship generally isn’t newsworthy. But for the second time this week, friendship is making the news. The Oxford […]

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OMG–Now Even the BFF Isn’t PC

Published: June 19, 2010 | Last Updated: March 25, 2023 By | Reply Continue Reading

The author reacts to an article in The New York Times challenging the concept of the BFF.

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Passed over as a Godmother: Dealing with the hurt

Published: May 10, 2010 | Last Updated: May 10, 2010 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I am an only child and have a friend named Linda (who is also an only) whom I’ve known since first grade. She is due to give birth to a baby girl and two months ago asked me to throw her shower for 50 people with the help of her mother and […]

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NYU Medical School Newsletter – When Fractured Friendships Don’t Mend

Published: April 5, 2010 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

The latest issue of NYU News and Views includes an article about my survey research on female friendship.   Women are told from the time they’re little girls that best friends are for life, and that one friend-just one-will become their closest confidante, their bosom buddy. But it’s not necessarily so, and when a friendship […]

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