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My Best Friend Will Not Be Coming To My Wedding

Published: October 21, 2021 | Last Updated: October 21, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading
My Best Friend Will Not Be Coming To My Wedding

A woman is upset that her friend will not be coming to her wedding after a fallout two years ago and isn’t sure how she should respond.

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Guest Post: What Do You Say To A Best Friend Who Has Cancer?

Published: October 11, 2021 | Last Updated: October 11, 2021 By | 11 Replies Continue Reading
Guest Post: What Do You Say To A Best Friend Who Has Cancer?

My only clue was that my best friend had started detailing eating healthier foods in our almost daily email correspondence. She called on a Wednesday evening to tell me she had breast cancer and was having a mastectomy on Friday.

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When Good Friends Forget Your Birthday

Published: October 11, 2021 | Last Updated: October 11, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading
When Good Friends Forget Your Birthday

A reader asks what to do when your friends forget your birthday; she feels hurt and resentful and wonders if she should say or do something.

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A Woman Asks How To End A Very Long Friendship

Published: October 9, 2021 | By | 24 Replies Continue Reading
A Woman Asks How To End A Very Long Friendship

There’s no easy way to end a long friendship. Although you’ve decided to set boundaries, it is unlikely that she will be able to change.

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Worried Mom: My Daughter Doesn’t Have A Close Friend

Published: October 7, 2021 | Last Updated: October 7, 2021 By | 14 Replies Continue Reading
Worried Mom: My Daughter Doesn’t Have A Close Friend

My 7-year-old daughter, soon to be 8, seems to be having some problems, and I am not sure how concerned I should be. I have two daughters; the younger one is 6. Even while writing this I am thinking, they are babies, but I do have concerns about my older daughter.

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What Should The Borrowing Policy Be Between Friends?

Published: September 26, 2021 | Last Updated: September 26, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading
What Should The Borrowing Policy Be Between Friends?

A reader asks about the etiquette of “borrowing policy” between friends. A friend who asked to borrow something from her got upset when her request was turned down. 

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How The Pandemic Changed My Expectations And Some Friendships

Published: September 16, 2021 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading
How The Pandemic Changed My Expectations And Some Friendships

Guest contributor Cindy La Ferle reflects on how the pandemic changed so many aspects of her life, including her expectations and some friendships.

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6 Strategies For Handling A Needy Friend

Published: September 10, 2021 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
6 Strategies For Handling A Needy Friend

There’s a big difference between a needy friend and a friend-in-need. When a friendship is consistently one-sided, it can weigh you down.

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Friend With Borderline Personality Disorder Not Keeping Up The Friendship

Published: September 6, 2021 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
Friend With Borderline Personality Disorder Not Keeping Up The Friendship

A woman’s close friend with borderline personality disorder doesn’t seem to be keeping up her side of the friendship.

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Colleague, Mentor or Friend? How To Avoid Feeling Used

Published: September 2, 2021 | Last Updated: September 2, 2021 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
Colleague, Mentor or Friend? How To Avoid Feeling Used

Whether you are a mentor or friend, you may need to set boundaries or you’ll wind up feeling used and depleted of energy.

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