Tag: dumped

My so-called friend

Published: May 21, 2012 | Last Updated: May 21, 2012 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, My so-called friend deleted me on Facebook because of an accidental slip-of-the-tongue. I told her I didn’t like her cousin. I thought telling the truth even though it hurts was the right thing.   In addition to deleting me on Facebook, she talks about me behind my back and when I try […]

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Heartbroken over the loss of a friendship…is there anything I can do?

Published: February 5, 2012 | Last Updated: February 5, 2012 By | 12 Replies Continue Reading

Unfortunately, sometimes the only way to get over the hump is tincture of time…   QUESTION Dear Irene, I am struggling with a friend that said she needs "space." I realize she is in a trying time in her life. Her mother in dying of cancer and she’s currently finishing up her master’s degree. I […]

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Lonely in High School

Published: December 29, 2011 | Last Updated: December 29, 2011 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

The middle of high school can be a difficult time to make new friends, especially in small schools and small towns.   QUESTION Dear Irene, I’m a 17-year-old high school girl. Recently, my best friend since fifth grade quit talking to me. We never had a fight and I never thought anything was wrong. Just […]

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Dumped: But my friend wants to remain connected — on her terms

Published: November 26, 2011 | Last Updated: November 26, 2011 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

When a friend dumps you, she can’t call all the shots…   QUESTION Dear Irene, How do you handle a situation where a very dear friend, who also happens to be your friend from work, wants an extended time out and at the same time insists that I should keep on being friends with her […]

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Did she cut off our friendship because I’m gay?

Published: September 13, 2011 | Last Updated: September 13, 2011 By | Reply Continue Reading

We can guess why someone ends a friendship but never really know unless we ask.   QUESTION Dear Irene, I am about 30 years old and a friend of 12 years, who was around for all of my major life changes, suddenly cut me off. I thought maybe she figured my wild phase was not […]

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The Phase Out (Times Two)

Published: July 25, 2011 | Last Updated: July 25, 2011 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

When friends are always busy and never initiate contact, they may be trying to step back from the friendship~   QUESTION Dear Irene, For the last couple of years my friend has been slowly but surely phasing me out of her life. I’m no longer invited to events and she’s usually busy when I suggest […]

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Friends: From almost-sisters to almost strangers

Published: April 13, 2011 | Last Updated: April 15, 2011 By | 14 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, My best friend of 18 years always called me "the sister she never had". We live in the same city and used to talk on the phone at least 5 to 10 times a day and got together frequently. About two years ago she and her husband began divorce proceedings. I tried […]

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UK Mail: Why did my best friend dump me?

Published: December 27, 2010 | Last Updated: December 27, 2010 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

In Sunday’s UK Mail, journalist Mandy Francis wrote about her experience of being dumped by a friend without warning or explanation. Years later, she still feels the hurt. "One consolation is that when I’ve talked to other female friends about my experience, many of them have similar tales to relate," she writes.   Many women […]

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Left out: When your gal pal falls in love with guy pal

Published: October 14, 2010 | Last Updated: October 14, 2010 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Is it natural to be jealous? How do you handle the changes in the friendship?   QUESTION Dear Irene, I’m 22, and my best friend Allie and I have been friends for 11 years. We went to middle and high school together, and stayed incredibly close despite four years at different colleges in different cities, […]

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Devastated over being dumped? Control what you can

Published: March 17, 2010 | Last Updated: March 17, 2010 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, A college friend named Leah recently dumped me. I graduated but she’s still in her final year. We live three-hours apart but we’ve met up about a dozen times since graduation in May. The last few times, she was very distant and seemed to actively avoid talking or being with me (we […]

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