Tag: Circle of Friends

Getting comfortable with a new circle of friends

Published: April 23, 2013 | Last Updated: April 23, 2013 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

I am a 25-year-old woman who recently moved and made a new circle of friends. I love all of these girls and they’ve really welcomed me into their group with open arms. Because they’re been a tight-knit group for so long, the four of them have inside jokes and memories they love to talk about, which I was obviously not around for.

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On Circle Envy: Everyone Can’t Have a Group of Friends

Published: March 31, 2013 | Last Updated: January 2, 2024 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading
On Circle Envy: Everyone Can’t Have a Group of Friends

If you are a person who feels even a tinge of circle envy, and there are many reasons why you would, there are still opportunities to forge a sisterhood later in life.

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Feeling Left Out, Excluded, Rejected

Published: March 19, 2012 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, I am 60 years old but am still sensitive about my friends not including me in things. For example, I went to a concert with two of them; I was the driver. While we were together, they talked about trips they were going on together that didn’t include me. I asked about […]

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Is it normal to be more interested in girlfriends than guys?

Published: October 26, 2011 | Last Updated: October 26, 2011 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene,  I just stumbled upon this blog today. I want to know whether it’s normal to care more about your girl friends than finding a guy. I’m 25, never had a boyfriend, and simply don’t care about having one (And no, I’m not a lesbian; I’ve always been straight).   I mean, it […]

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Toxic friends: There’s one in every bunch

Published: April 11, 2011 | Last Updated: September 6, 2016 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

The more people in a group, the more likely the possibilities of personality clashes.

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Can’t we all play nicely? Not always

Published: April 1, 2011 | Last Updated: April 1, 2011 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Irene, I’ve put myself in a very complicated situation. My best friend dated a man for several years that I did not approve of. It took me a long time to accept and tolerate him. Eventually they broke up but not before he wedged himself into our group of friends. I have a second […]

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Help me deal with a Drama Queen

Published: February 23, 2011 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

A reader asks for advice on how to handle a drama queen in her group of friends. QUESTION Hi Irene, I am in an awkward situation with a friend whom I’ll call Carla and don’t know how to handle it. She’s noticed that I’ve been pulling away and wants to get together to talk. We […]

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Just Do It: Putting a fractured friendship behind you

Published: February 20, 2009 | Last Updated: February 20, 2009 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION: Hi,                                            A few years ago, I was a roommate with a woman I will call Marta. She found me by looking at rentals in the paper. She was newly divorced and we became fast friends. I introduced her to my extensive group of friends. She moved out after I got engaged. We were […]

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Reader Q & A: Feeling like the odd woman out

Published: November 1, 2008 | Last Updated: November 1, 2008 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene, I have just come across this website and I must say it is one of the most delightful discoveries I have ever made! I do have an issue with my friends and would be grateful if you could give me your opinion as I have given it a great deal of thought […]

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Graduating? Give yourself the gift that keeps on giving

Published: June 7, 2008 | Last Updated: June 8, 2008 By | Reply Continue Reading

If you haven’t yet realized it, graduation from high school or college can be a friendship-killer. When you are no longer living side-by-side or seeing each other every day, it will never be quite as easy to keep up once-close female friendships or to make new ones. With more than $55 million in domestic box […]

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