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It feels like my friend is downgrading our relationship

Published: January 16, 2015 | Last Updated: May 17, 2020 By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

An ex-pat feels like her friend is downgrading her status as a BFF.

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Feeling hurt that my relationship with my roommate has changed

Published: December 18, 2014 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

A woman feels humiliated when her ex-roommate meets a guy and sees her less.

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Ditched by a gay friend when I started dating

Published: June 6, 2013 | Last Updated: June 7, 2013 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

It’s not uncommon for a gay friend or straight friend to feel threatened when a close friend falls in love with someone else but extreme possessiveness can be a friendship killer.

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How To Handle A Blowup With A Friend

Published: February 24, 2013 | Last Updated: December 1, 2021 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

When a blowup with a friend seems out of proportion, it may suggest something more is amiss in a friendship.

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We could be great platonic friends, if only…

Published: February 17, 2013 | Last Updated: February 17, 2013 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

Whether a relationship is between platonic friends or lovers, for it to work, two people need to be on the same page.

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Worried about my partner’s failing friendships

Published: October 9, 2012 | Last Updated: August 9, 2015 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

It’s extraordinarily difficult, if not impossible, to fix someone else’s failing friendships.

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When it comes to having friends, a “boy” friend may not be enough

Published: August 11, 2012 | Last Updated: October 28, 2012 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

I met a great guy who I have been with for five years but I feel that I am missing out on lots of things at my young age. One problem is that I am the manager now, and my staff is all around my age. I do go out with them but there is always that “manager and employee” barrier, which I know it has to be that way. But with all my responsibilities I don’t have much time to go out and make friends.

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The awkwardness of friendship after dating

Published: May 21, 2012 | Last Updated: May 21, 2012 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Hello Dr. Irene, I really cared a lot about someone whom I dated. After the end of our dating relationship three years ago, I was devastated. However, I was very willing to be his friend. For the last two years, I was doing all of the hard work and effort to maintain this friendship.  […]

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The Fantasy Best Friend

Published: February 20, 2012 | Last Updated: February 21, 2012 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Not all best friends turn out to be keepers   QUESTION Irene, I had a boyfriend for two months that I became madly in love with, and thought he felt the same for me.  His friends constantly said they had never seen him like this. Then, late into his birthday party, we got into a spat […]

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Drawing lines in the sand after a friendship breakup

Published: August 3, 2011 | Last Updated: March 17, 2015 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

People often take sides after a friendship breakup.

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