Tag: collateral damage

Dumped Without Explanation: Is There Anything To Do?

Published: March 1, 2022 | By | 24 Replies Continue Reading
Dumped Without Explanation: Is There Anything To Do?

A woman feels dumped without explanation by a close friend and wonders how to move on.

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Two Friends Have A Falling Out That Affects Their Families

Published: December 22, 2016 | Last Updated: December 1, 2021 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading
Two Friends Have A Falling Out That Affects Their Families

After a falling out, one friend’s brother continues to have a relationship with her ex-friend.

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Betrayed by a friend

Published: May 16, 2015 | By | 19 Replies Continue Reading

A woman feels betrayed by a friend who seized an opportunity before she did. Is that wrong? It depends.

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The friends of her ex cut off contact after a breakup

Published: April 11, 2015 | Last Updated: April 14, 2015 By | 22 Replies Continue Reading

A woman feels terrible that the friends of her ex dropped her like a hot potato.

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Friendship: Nightmare on my street

Published: March 26, 2012 | Last Updated: June 7, 2014 By | 12 Replies Continue Reading

Life in a subdivision suddenly turns from cozy to creepy

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When A Friend Becomes A Frenemy

Published: December 20, 2011 | Last Updated: November 25, 2021 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading
When A Friend Becomes A Frenemy

Even when a friend becomes a frenemy, it can be hard to know when it’s time to let go because it invariably comes with some losses.

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Dumped: But my friend wants to remain connected — on her terms

Published: November 26, 2011 | Last Updated: November 26, 2011 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

When a friend dumps you, she can’t call all the shots…   QUESTION Dear Irene, How do you handle a situation where a very dear friend, who also happens to be your friend from work, wants an extended time out and at the same time insists that I should keep on being friends with her […]

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My friend dumped me because she thinks I made a play for her husband

Published: November 23, 2011 | Last Updated: November 23, 2011 By | 13 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi, I’d known my friend and her husband for about twelve years. I had always got along with her husband and we went on a group holiday about three years ago and that’s when her husband and I became friendly. We had a lot in common and could laugh and joke about things. I […]

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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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The Phase Out (Times Two)

Published: July 25, 2011 | Last Updated: July 25, 2011 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

When friends are always busy and never initiate contact, they may be trying to step back from the friendship~   QUESTION Dear Irene, For the last couple of years my friend has been slowly but surely phasing me out of her life. I’m no longer invited to events and she’s usually busy when I suggest […]

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