Tag: competition

How to shake a clingy friend

Published: August 9, 2009 | Last Updated: August 9, 2009 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, My friend and I have known each other since high school. We went to college together and I was in her wedding. We both were in the same phases of life at the same time (engaged, newly married, etc.). I enjoyed having someone to talk to about these things since many of […]

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A writer asks: How could my colleague and friend undermine me?

Published: February 25, 2009 | Last Updated: February 25, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene, I’m an award-winning author with a friendship dilemma. A long time friend has definitely hurt my feelings. She told one of my clients whose memoir I’m writing that she’d Googled my agent and that he was basically a “nobody,” casting doubts upon my agent’s ability to broker a deal on his book […]

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Reader Q & A: One-Upsmanship among friends

Published: November 24, 2008 | Last Updated: November 24, 2008 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION: Hello, I am a 26-year old female. I have a problem with female friendships. It really annoys me when a friend tries to compete with me. I’ll give you an example. My boyfriend recently sent me flowers at work. I told one of my friends and she did not show any happiness for me. […]

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Stressed out

Published: May 26, 2007 | Last Updated: June 7, 2007 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

An interview with Debbie Mandel, MA Author of Turn On Your Inner Light and Changing Habits Stress expert and life coach Debbie Mandel explains why some female friendships create stress, how women can recognize and lessen the stress of their relationships, and when you should simply give up and move on. Are any of your […]

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