Tag: families

What do I say to a friend I don’t really like?

Published: March 18, 2015 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A woman doesn’t really like her neighbor and asks how to handle that friendship.

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When a friendship breakup spills over to family

Published: July 18, 2011 | Last Updated: July 18, 2011 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Two friends split and the tension spills over to their husbands and children   QUESTION Hi Irene, My ex-BFF and I had a recent falling out a few months back after a close seven-year friendship. Not only did we become good friends, so did our husbands, kids and extended families. We did a lot of […]

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COUPLE WANTED for close friendship, especially on holidays

Published: March 2, 2011 | Last Updated: April 6, 2016 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

A reader discusses the difficulties of finding a couple for a close friendship.

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A Leap of Faith: Dumped over religious differences?

Published: February 20, 2010 | Last Updated: January 28, 2024 By | 18 Replies Continue Reading

It is true that differences in religion, politics and values can create wedges between people who were once close friends—but this generally doesn’t happen when friendships are otherwise solid. People accept the differences and agree to disagree so the differences don’t interfere with the relationship.

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