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Abandoned By Friends After Death Of A Partner 

Published: August 26, 2021 | Last Updated: August 26, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading
Abandoned By Friends After Death Of A Partner 

After the death of a partner, a man says his friends have scattered to the wind. He wonders how to respond.

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Stuck in a friendship with a married couple

Published: May 8, 2016 | By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

A woman feels stuck in a friendship that turned sour for her.

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A disturbing encounter with another couple

Published: May 4, 2016 | Last Updated: May 4, 2016 By | 26 Replies Continue Reading

A woman asks how to handle her friendship with another couple and whether the woman, a psychologist, is acting professionally.

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Dealing with grown-up mean girls and their men

Published: September 12, 2013 | Last Updated: September 12, 2013 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

Encountering grown-up mean girls can feel as humiliating and disheartening to an older women as it felt in high school.

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Remaining Friends With Friends Who Don’t Reciprocate

Published: August 11, 2013 | Last Updated: August 22, 2021 By | 139 Replies Continue Reading
Remaining Friends With Friends Who Don’t Reciprocate

Would you remain friends with friends who don’t reciprocate? It is common to feel “used” if you are the only one extending invitations.l

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Stuck in a friendship rut

Published: July 11, 2013 | Last Updated: July 11, 2013 By | 12 Replies Continue Reading

The only way to get out of a friendship rut is to take steps to initiate change.

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How do I develop friendships as part of a couple?

Published: January 8, 2013 | Last Updated: January 9, 2013 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

I am 51 and still trying to find a best friend, as sad as that sounds. Don’t get me wrong I have work acquaintances with whom I have gone out with on occasion but no one I would call for a weekend movie or coffee or to whom I would tell my “darkest secrets.” I only wish.

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Taking Stock of a Friendship in Black and White

Published: January 18, 2012 | Last Updated: January 18, 2012 By | 12 Replies Continue Reading

When it comes to friendship, sometimes you just have to cut your losses   QUESTION Dear Irene, My husband and I have been friends with a married couple for approximately three years, who have many children and a multitude of different issues in their life. I have always been there for both of them and […]

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Surprise! She’s back…

Published: April 7, 2011 | Last Updated: April 7, 2011 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, Recently discovered your column (it’s awesome) and hope you can help me gain some perspective.   I was introduced to my husband by my good friend. She was dating his best friend at the time. She and her boyfriend broke up, but we continued to be friends until I stopped hearing from […]

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Love my friend, not her problem child

Published: March 18, 2011 | Last Updated: March 18, 2011 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi, Irene. My husband and I are good friends with a couple and enjoy their company. However, they have a 5-year-old child who is completely unmanageable. He is mean to my daughter, violent toward other kids, loud, and demanding. The children of the other parents in our group of friends hate to be around […]

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