Tag: distance

Concerned about a friendship that’s been reduced to a Facebook relationship

Published: November 6, 2011 | Last Updated: November 6, 2011 By | 19 Replies Continue Reading

It might be a way to remain friends and give someone space   QUESTION  Hi Irene,  I am not legally married, but live with a wonderful man who has given me amazing children. We don’t have the perfect relationship, but we enjoy our family life, we set time for ourselves, and balance things out to […]

Read More

When a friends says, It has nothing to do with you~

Published: September 17, 2011 | Last Updated: September 17, 2011 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION  Dear Irene, Please forgive my English as it is a second language for me. I’m Spanish, 30 years old, and male. My best friend and I were very close friends from an early age. We were born the same year, were neighbors, attended the same high school, and were even in the same class […]

Read More

My friend turned into a monster!

Published: July 7, 2011 | Last Updated: July 7, 2011 By | Reply Continue Reading

A young woman wonders why her friend turned on her and what she should do   QUESTION Hi Irene, I’m having a problem with a former friend of mine. She was nice at first, but then became this monster who started lashing out at me. I stopped hanging out with her because she became verbally […]

Read More

My best friend is too demanding

Published: September 22, 2010 | Last Updated: October 10, 2010 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, My best friend has become overly dependent on me. She’s been living in another state for the last few years but we see each other, on average, once every three months and talk multiple times a day, via phone, text and AIM.   I live with my fiancé (newly engaged) and even […]

Read More

No Nonsense tips to help friendships survive the challenges of time and distance

Published: December 15, 2009 | Last Updated: December 15, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

Being a BFF takes effort, especially when friendships are  challenged by time and distance. These five tried and true tips were gleaned from insights contained in more than 16,000 essays submitted in the No nonsense® Between Friends Contest. For more information, visit www.nononsense.com.   1.  Be invested. It’s going to be a bit harder to […]

Read More

Leaving a friend behind

Published: December 23, 2008 | Last Updated: December 23, 2008 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene,   I was recently made redundant, had been working in a high powered job and decided to move to a different county to explore what it is i actually want to do, have been volunteering to discover, anyway my closest friend whom i’ve been friends with for over 10 years has hardly […]

Read More