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Struggling With An Ambivalent Friendship

Published: March 18, 2022 | Last Updated: March 18, 2022 By | 13 Replies Continue Reading
Struggling With An Ambivalent Friendship

A woman is upset about an ambivalent friendship. Here are some tips to recognize and react to an ambivalent friendship.

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An Ex-Friend In The Next Office

Published: October 5, 2016 | Last Updated: October 28, 2021 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading
An Ex-Friend In The Next Office

A woman laments helping her ex-friend get a job in the next office because now she has to face her every day.

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Handling unwanted advice

Published: July 8, 2016 | By | 13 Replies Continue Reading

How do you handle someone who gives unwanted advice on the tennis court?

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How to handle a jealous friend: 7 tips

Published: January 8, 2014 | Last Updated: January 8, 2014 By | 18 Replies Continue Reading

What do you do if you have a jealous friend who is competing in the same playground as you?

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Friendship: In sickness and in health? Not always

Published: May 18, 2013 | Last Updated: May 18, 2013 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Two friends bond over sickness until one regains her health. Are there magic words to end this troubling friendship?

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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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Is all fair in friendship and employment?

Published: September 8, 2011 | Last Updated: September 8, 2011 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Feeling betrayed by a friend who goes after the same job as you   QUESTION Hi Irene, I told a friend of 32 years (a woman who I am currently starting to date) about a job that I interviewed for and she tells me that she wants to go for the job because it sounded […]

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Rich Girl, Poor Girl: Can their friendship survive?

Published: August 31, 2011 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, One winter break I invited a close friend of mine home from school and was really excited to host her. We were both ambitious students, and although we had been slightly competitive before (when we took one class together – probably not the best idea), we managed to keep rivalry out of […]

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The Benefits of Friendly Competition

Published: October 14, 2010 | Last Updated: January 18, 2017 By | Reply Continue Reading

On the benefits of friendly competition in the workplace…

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Friendship by the Book: An Interview with the Author of Crossing Washington Square

Published: September 6, 2009 | Last Updated: October 5, 2020 By | Reply Continue Reading

A chick lit author hits her stride~ Once I started reading Joanne Rendell‘s new novel, Crossing Washington Square, I had a hard time putting it down. This gripping book tells the story of two strong women, both of them faculty in the English Literature Department of Manhattan U. The story takes the protagonists-polar opposites in […]

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