Tag: female friend

A ‘best friend’ who is always critical

Published: August 9, 2009 | Last Updated: August 9, 2009 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I am 24 and my best friend is the same age as well. We used to enjoy hanging out together but she acts like she doesn’t enjoy being around me anymore. She always says things like, "Why do you do this or that?" and "Grow up" or “Why did you….” I haven’t […]

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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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Friendship and Money: Minimizing Losses

Published: March 3, 2009 | Last Updated: October 5, 2020 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

Given the uncertainties of the global economy and the high rates of unemployment, money seems to be on everyone’s minds these days. This is the second part of a two-part interview on Friendship and Money with MSN Money columnist Emma Johnson. Part I of this interview can be found here: She’s Fired, You’re Not. On […]

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Reader Q & A: No way out?

Published: January 9, 2009 | Last Updated: January 9, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene: My "best" friend and I have been friends since last year. Sometimes I feel like I love her; other times, she’s my worst enemy. She comes from a controlling and abusive family and I was always there for her to get through it. I just turned 18, and I realize more and […]

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Lean on me: But enough is enough

Published: January 7, 2009 | Last Updated: January 10, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I have a friend who was always interesting to talk to because we had interests in common. I always wondered how she could manage so many activities in addition to her work. Unfortunately, some time ago, she developed a serious illness for which she is now being treated. She has been attempting […]

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Wisdom from Whitney: Rx for being a less needy friend

Published: December 18, 2008 | Last Updated: December 18, 2008 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

I recently received this post from a reader named Whitney that I thought was worth sharing. Whitney was fortunate to have a good friend—who gave her honest feedback about her neediness— without making Whitney feel totally hurt or bent out of shape. Whitney also seems to have a fair degree of insight into her own […]

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