Tag: female friendships

Reader Q & A: [email protected]

Published: November 27, 2008 | Last Updated: November 27, 2008 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene: A friend and I are about to start different jobs at the same place of business. We’ll have different responsibilities and pay but will work on the same team so we will interact fairly often. This will not be a supervisory relationship but I’m anxious about it. I don’t want to risk […]

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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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Friendship by the Book: ‘Between the Covers’ by The Book Babes

Published: November 2, 2008 | Last Updated: July 21, 2022 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

I’m always searching for great books about female friendships so I was delighted to learn about the release of Between the Covers: The Book Babe’s Guide to a Woman’s Reading Pleasures

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Reader Q & A: Feeling like the odd woman out

Published: November 1, 2008 | Last Updated: November 1, 2008 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene, I have just come across this website and I must say it is one of the most delightful discoveries I have ever made! I do have an issue with my friends and would be grateful if you could give me your opinion as I have given it a great deal of thought […]

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Friendship by the Book: An interview with the author of The Professors’ Wives’ Club

Published: October 23, 2008 | Last Updated: February 8, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading

The Professors’ Wives’ Club revolves around four women, so different from one another that they might even appear unlikely as friends.

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‘Girls’ Night Out’ Takes a Hit with the Economic Downturn

Published: October 20, 2008 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

However and wherever you live, the effects of the economic downturn have been pervasive, leaving few of us unscathed. They’re even affecting our friendships!   With the cost of entertainment, transportation and meals skyrocketing, there’s a natural tendency to hunker down, cocoon at home, and reduce spending. "In times like this, everyone is looking for […]

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Just for fun: ‘Girls’ Night In’ Photo Contest

Published: October 14, 2008 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

Do you have a great picture of you and your friends hanging out that you’d like to share? Good news: I have three awesome prizes to award.   The woes on Wall Street—and the slump on your street—may up the risk of fractured friendships. With the economic downturn, many of us are finding that we […]

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Reader Q & A: Missing a second mum

Published: October 8, 2008 | Last Updated: October 8, 2008 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION: Hi Irene, I have a much older friend than myself. She is old enough to be my Mum and I do think of her as a second Mum. We’ve been through a lot together, and she has fulfilled the gap of being my Mum. I have a family and husband myself but have not […]

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Friendship by the Book: An Interview with the Author of Time of My Life

Published: October 4, 2008 | Last Updated: July 5, 2020 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Time of My Life is Allison Winn Scotch’s second novel. It tells the story of Jillian, a thirty-something, married, suburban mother who suddenly sees her life playing out a different way than it did seven years ago,

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Friendship by the Book: An interview with Anne Roiphe

Published: September 22, 2008 | Last Updated: September 22, 2008 By | Reply Continue Reading

Epilogue (HarperCollins, 2008) is a gripping memoir by National Book Award finalist Anne Roiphe, who was forced to recompose her life after the sudden loss of her husband of 39 years. With compelling candor, Ms. Roiphe shares the intimate memories of her happy marriage and the uncertainties of her life as a new widow. In […]

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