Tag: change

Balancing old and new friends

Published: December 24, 2016 | Last Updated: February 10, 2017 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
Balancing old and new friends

Any change of situations can topple the mix of old and new friends.

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Moved in with my boyfriend and lost my girlfriends

Published: January 22, 2015 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A divorcee’s friends step away after she moved in with a boyfriend.

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On missing old friends

Published: December 5, 2014 | Last Updated: December 6, 2014 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A young woman from Sweden laments missing old friends from whom she’s drifted apart.

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Our friendship isn’t the same

Published: May 21, 2013 | Last Updated: May 21, 2013 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

One of my best friends has changed dramatically in the past year and it’s making me question our friendship.

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Change can challenge friendships

Published: June 10, 2012 | Last Updated: December 21, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

The negative impact of a significant life change (s) on friendship, although challenging, can be overcome with effort.

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What to do with an out-of-sync friendship

Published: May 9, 2012 | Last Updated: May 9, 2012 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION  Hi Irene, "Lance" and I have been friends since third grade, and now we have both graduated school and are getting jobs or attending college. I feel like I’ve left him in the dust, emotionally speaking. Despite his attempts to attend college and hold a part-time job, he is incredibly immature for his age […]

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Fear of Losing All My Friends

Published: March 23, 2012 | Last Updated: March 23, 2012 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Not all friendships last forever: We should always be open to new ones     QUESTION Hi Irene, Over the last few months, my best friend, whom I’ll call "L," has grown close to another of my friends, "S." They have done several things together without including me. I’m not interested in some of the […]

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Nervous about my friend moving on

Published: March 13, 2012 | Last Updated: June 15, 2015 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

When situations change, friendships may change too. If the bonds are strong, it doesn’t necessarily mean that a friend moving is the end of the friendship.

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Should friends be brutally truthful with one another?

Published: January 4, 2012 | Last Updated: September 25, 2013 By | 30 Replies Continue Reading

While everyone wants authentic, truthful friendships, it can be challenging to find the right balance between honesty and tact

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Not all friendships last forever: I lost my contacts in a NYC taxi cab

Published: September 27, 2011 | Last Updated: September 27, 2011 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION    Hi Irene,  Last August, lost my cell phone. I left it in a cab in NYC and to make matters worse had not properly backed up my contacts. In an effort to regain some of those contacts, I sent out messages on Facebook. Some people responded and some did not, which made me […]

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