Tag: distance

A very intense friendship begins to unravel

Published: December 14, 2016 | Last Updated: February 10, 2017 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

Sometimes an intense friendship evokes a need for boundaries.

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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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My close friend seems to have dropped off the face of the earth

Published: November 2, 2012 | Last Updated: November 7, 2012 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

I have a friend whom I met in college. We have been close friends over the past 20 years—or so I thought. I look back now and realize that whenever she was in a relationship (which wasn’t often) that her friendships went to the backburner.

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Distance between Friends

Published: February 11, 2012 | Last Updated: February 23, 2015 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

Proximity can play an important role in making or breaking a friendship. QUESTION Hi Irene, My friend and I used to be really close, however, I live at least an hour away and I can’t drive. We’ve slowly drifted apart, she answers calls less, responds to messages less, and we talk a whole lot less. Now it seems […]

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Slippery slope: How do I downgrade a relationship with a best friend?

Published: May 18, 2011 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

A woman asks how she can make that transition out of best friend status and downgrade it with minimum damage.

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When close friends become far-away friends

Published: August 17, 2010 | Last Updated: June 15, 2015 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

What do you do when close friends become far-away friends?

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Reader Q & A: Finding a Best Friend

Published: September 13, 2008 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene, I am a person who has learned to value my female friendships. I’ve always tended to prefer a one-friend-at-a-time, with a lot of intensity, type of friendship. But it is something I can’t seem to find. Briefly, I had a relationship like the kind I want with a woman who continues to […]

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Staying Connected: Whereboutz lets u no where yur besties r

Published: December 10, 2007 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

What will they think of next? Want your besties to know where you are—wherever you are? Interested in their whereabouts? Then download Whereboutz, a new free Facebook application by Telenav that adds legs to the Status Update that appears on your profile. It can also be downloaded to 100 different cell phones. Whereboutz lets you […]

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