Tag: envy

A writer asks: How could my colleague and friend undermine me?

Published: February 25, 2009 | Last Updated: February 25, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene, I’m an award-winning author with a friendship dilemma. A long time friend has definitely hurt my feelings. She told one of my clients whose memoir I’m writing that she’d Googled my agent and that he was basically a “nobody,” casting doubts upon my agent’s ability to broker a deal on his book […]

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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 […]

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Reader Q & A: One-Upsmanship among friends

Published: November 24, 2008 | Last Updated: November 24, 2008 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION: Hello, I am a 26-year old female. I have a problem with female friendships. It really annoys me when a friend tries to compete with me. I’ll give you an example. My boyfriend recently sent me flowers at work. I told one of my friends and she did not show any happiness for me. […]

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Reader Q & A: Envy among friends

Published: November 18, 2008 | Last Updated: November 18, 2008 By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene, Just want to say thank you for this blog. I just walked away from a very painful friendship that almost ripped off my self-esteem. It is true that I have not always been the most confident person, but I have never encountered anyone like this before. She is always judgmental, negatively critical, […]

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