Tag: couple friends

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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Best friends: Until business does us part

Published: December 21, 2010 | Last Updated: December 21, 2010 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

When a friend banks on your friendship   QUESTION Hi Irene, Our best friends, who have no money, wanted to go into business with us. They asked us for a large sum to open an immersion preschool-3rd grade and we said no, opening a school did not interest us. We both have kids who need […]

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Friends who live high on the hog

Published: September 29, 2010 | Last Updated: April 6, 2016 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A woman expresses hurt over friends who live high on the hog.

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Escaping from a toxic triangle

Published: January 21, 2009 | Last Updated: January 22, 2009 By | 72 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I’m a 40-year-old woman who feels like she’s back in junior high. I have three kids who are very involved in sports and activities. Over the last four years, my husband and I developed a group of friends with kids the same ages. My closest friend in the group was a woman […]

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Sophisticated Lady

Published: January 18, 2009 | Last Updated: January 18, 2009 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, First, thank you for a wonderful website. Second, I can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong. I’ve come to the conclusion that perhaps I have a higher need for interaction than most people. I’m turning 40 and when my husband mentioned throwing me a birthday party I realized I have no dear […]

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Singled Out (Part I of 2): Friendship among singles

Published: January 31, 2008 | Last Updated: January 31, 2008 By | Reply Continue Reading

Earlier today, I was very pleased to interview Dr. Bella DePaulo about friendship and the single woman. Dr. DePaulo is a social psychologist living in Summerland, CA., and the author of Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After. She blogs for the Huffington Post, and has published […]

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