Tag: drifting apart

Drifting apart from a high school friend

Published: September 14, 2016 | By | Reply Continue Reading

How do you handle drifting apart from a friend you always see at school?

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Our friendship isn’t the same

Published: May 21, 2013 | Last Updated: May 21, 2013 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

One of my best friends has changed dramatically in the past year and it’s making me question our friendship.

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The last straw in a friendship that is waning

Published: March 4, 2013 | Last Updated: March 4, 2013 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

I think I have a friendship that is waning. I met her at a support group about a year ago for people who want to improve their communication, etc. Oddly, we are not communicating. She had extended herself to me, initially.

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How to avoid losing a friend

Published: February 23, 2013 | Last Updated: February 23, 2013 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

It is extremely common for friendships to end simply because two people drift apart as their life circumstances change. In fact, only one in 12 close friendships last over the course of a lifetime.

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Friendship: The Significance of Timing

Published: February 6, 2012 | Last Updated: February 6, 2012 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

Two close male friends with a long history drift apart   QUESTION Dear Irene, My friend and I became friends when his family moved into my neighborhood when we were both kids. My friend was an outcast and very different from other kids at an early age. Parents questioned his sexuality early on and not […]

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Five signs a friendship’s headed south…

Published: May 26, 2011 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

Hmmm…..it just doesn’t feel right   Friendships change over time. Just like a well-worn bra that has slowly lost its shape and support, once-close friendships also fray without one or both friends fully realizing what is happening. In my survey of more than 1500 women for my book, Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with […]

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Legacy Friends: Keeping old friendships alive

Published: April 5, 2011 | Last Updated: July 23, 2011 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, My best friend from college (who later was my maid of honor) and I had a fall out three years ago. After 13 years of friendship, she completely shut down and stopped speaking to me. My moving out of state, her moving to another state, my having a baby, and her career […]

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Guest Post: Maybe Friends Aren’t Meant to Last

Published: August 26, 2010 | Last Updated: December 15, 2020 By | 20 Replies Continue Reading

By Jen Singer I remember sitting on chairs in my driveway that frightening Tuesday afternoon, watching our kids play while my friend Lynn and I listened to the radio for the latest news on the World Trade Center terrorist attacks. Lynn was waiting to hear what had happened to her cousin, a Staten Island firefighter […]

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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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