Tag: cross-gender friendship

A woman bemoans the loss of a male best friend to his girlfriend

Published: January 24, 2017 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

The male best friend ends an 8-year friendship under pressure from his girlfriend.

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When Remaining Just Friends Is Tough

Published: March 3, 2014 | Last Updated: March 29, 2022 By | Reply Continue Reading

If two people have different expectations of a friendship, remaining “just friends” can be tough and uncomfortable for them both.

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Confused about difference between friends and lovers

Published: July 14, 2013 | Last Updated: July 14, 2013 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

Although there are similarities between friends and lovers, the relationships aren’t the same.

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How to set boundaries with an oddball co-worker

Published: May 24, 2011 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, I have a co-worker who is married who came from a central office to a satellite office where I work. His co-workers from the central office made undermining jokes about him. I’m beginning to understand why. He boasts about an association he’s in and tells stories about what he’s doing. He visits […]

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Friends at Work: Turns into a Workplace Nightmare

Published: January 20, 2010 | Last Updated: March 31, 2022 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

They were friends at work and now she is reporting the friendship to HR; a man asks what he did wrong and how to move forward.

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How to handle a fizzling friendship

Published: November 28, 2009 | Last Updated: November 28, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION   Dear Irene, I’ve been friends for three years with a guy at my office. We became friends after a really rough period in which I was demoted, isolated, and treated quite shabbily, though I couldn’t afford to leave and wasn’t in the best psychological state to do so (like, I was in need […]

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