Tag: cliques

Left Out Of A Midlife Clique

Published: February 18, 2017 | Last Updated: September 12, 2021 By | 28 Replies Continue Reading

A woman finds out that her midlife clique is meeting without her in secret and tells her good friend how hurt it’s made her feel.

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Guest Post: Helping kids build the right kind of friendships

Published: August 11, 2016 | By | Reply Continue Reading
Guest Post: Helping kids build the right kind of friendships

It’s important to help your kids build the right kind of friendships with the right kinds of kids.

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14-year-old student in a small school has trouble finding friends

Published: January 21, 2016 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Being a student in a small school can poses challenges to making friends.

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The Clique At The Temple

Published: July 26, 2014 | Last Updated: August 30, 2022 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

How should a grown woman deal with a clique of mean girls at her synagogue? She feels nervous and uncomfortable being with them.

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Should a teen switch schools when she is having friendship problems?

Published: November 3, 2013 | Last Updated: November 3, 2013 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

The decision to switch schools is a tough one that shouldn’t be rushed or taken lightly.

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Lonely in High School

Published: December 29, 2011 | Last Updated: December 29, 2011 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

The middle of high school can be a difficult time to make new friends, especially in small schools and small towns.   QUESTION Dear Irene, I’m a 17-year-old high school girl. Recently, my best friend since fifth grade quit talking to me. We never had a fight and I never thought anything was wrong. Just […]

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Friendship by the Book: Finding “unexpected angels” in the workplace

Published: June 1, 2010 | Last Updated: June 1, 2010 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

I was delighted to interview HuffPo blogger and fellow author Marcia Reynolds, PsyD to discuss her new book and the topic of female friendships in the workplace. Marcia is the author of Wander Women: How High-Achieving Women Find Contentment and Direction (Berrett-Koehler, 2010). Her doctoral degree is in organizational psychology with a research emphasis on […]

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Finding a Bunco group, one player at a time

Published: May 27, 2010 | Last Updated: May 27, 2010 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, First of all, thank you for your blog and columns; I’ve gained much insight from you. I am a 42-year-old mother of two boys and I have always had trouble making friends. I’ve read countless books on the subject of relationships and intellectually, I know what to do: Be open, smile, ask […]

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Reader Q & A: Dumped by a group—what to do?

Published: October 7, 2008 | Last Updated: October 7, 2008 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION: Hi Irene, I found your blog and it is very interesting!! I recently had a break up with a group of friends. Due to circumstances beyond my control I didn’t have much time to spend with them during the spring. Instead of understanding and being happy with weekly dinners or phone calls, they alienated […]

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