Tag: colleague

Colleague, Mentor or Friend? How To Avoid Feeling Used

Published: September 2, 2021 | Last Updated: September 2, 2021 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
Colleague, Mentor or Friend? How To Avoid Feeling Used

Whether you are a mentor or friend, you may need to set boundaries or you’ll wind up feeling used and depleted of energy.

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My supervisor is pulling back from our friendship

Published: November 27, 2016 | Last Updated: February 10, 2017 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

What do you do when a friendship with a supervisor turns chilly?

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When work and friendship create a lose-lose situation

Published: October 17, 2016 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A woman feels like a friend is putting her in a lose-lose position because of their work relationship.

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Friendship at work becomes a problem

Published: April 15, 2016 | By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

A woman feels that her friend and colleague at work is taking advantage of their friendship.

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Friendship etiquette: Separating work friends from other friends

Published: November 1, 2014 | Last Updated: November 1, 2014 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

A woman feels uncomfortable excluding her close friends (from her work friends) at an upcoming party.

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Walking on eggshells after a workplace friendship ends

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

When a workplace friendship dissolves, it can often be a source of upset and distraction.

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My career-focused friend isn’t putting any effort into maintaining our friendship

Published: June 11, 2014 | By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

Should I save my friendship or end it if my friend doesn’t put forth the same effort?

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Disappointed by friend at work

Published: July 21, 2013 | Last Updated: July 21, 2013 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Sharing intimate information with a friend at work can be tricky

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A troubled marriage can make for troubled friendships

Published: June 24, 2012 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A troubled marriage can affect friendships QUESTION Dear Irene, I am so happy I have come across this blog and your book, Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with Your Best Friend.  It is nice to know there is a place to go for understanding and support when female friendships go awry. I, too, have a […]

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Mom worried about work friendship endangering her child’s emotional well-being

Published: November 19, 2011 | Last Updated: November 19, 2011 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION  Hi Irene, I work for a business that represents some former friends. They have a nine-year-old daughter who was a BFF with our nine-year-old daughter. Over the summer, the friends offered to care for our daughter one day a week while I was at work. It all started out almost too well, with tons […]

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