Tag: exclusivity

Can a friendship fall apart over a small slight?

Published: November 13, 2009 | Last Updated: November 13, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Hello Irene, I recently lost a best friend whom I’ll call "Y." Another friend, "K," approached me to organize a Halloween party at my house a few weeks ago. I agreed with one condition: She had to help me with food, drinks, etc. I invited my other friends, including my best friend "Y."   […]

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Which friend was jilted?

Published: June 4, 2009 | Last Updated: June 4, 2009 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Dr. Levine, I have a friend who was my closest friend for about seven years. Recently, my husband and I moved to town to be closer to her and her family, along with some of my family, too. At first, everything was perfect; we spent nearly every day with each other, had dinners […]

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Does a ‘best friendship’ need to be a monogamous relationship?

Published: May 31, 2009 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

Remember that your relationship with a best friend is unique—and unlike any other relationship that either of you have.

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Reader Q & A: By love possessed

Published: February 4, 2009 | Last Updated: February 4, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene, I have a friend who is a few years younger than me. I love her to death but she is causing me to feel bad about not being with her 24/7. She and I used to have the best time together; we laughed and watched movies and all sorts of stuff together. […]

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