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Should A Friend Always Forgive?

Published: May 14, 2014 | Last Updated: January 6, 2022 By | 14 Replies Continue Reading

When it comes to a long-term friendship, there may be more reason to forgive than there is with new acquaintances.

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How can I help my 13-year-old daughter get over a friendship breakup?

Published: January 4, 2013 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

It’s hard for a young teen to get over a boyfriend breakup but it can be even more painful to lose a best friend. Together, the two losses can be overwhelming for someone of any age.

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Grief complicated by the loss of a best friend

Published: March 16, 2011 | Last Updated: March 16, 2011 By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, My best friend and I had a major falling out 4½ years ago shortly after the death of my two-year-old son. At the time I was so deep in grief and my judgment so impaired that I did not apologize for behavior on my part that led to our breakup.   It […]

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5 not-so-simple rules for mending a broken friendship

Published: September 1, 2010 | Last Updated: May 26, 2020 By | 92 Replies Continue Reading

Despite the romanticized myth of BFF, the hard truth is that most friendships don’t last forever. In fact, research suggests that when it comes to friendships, there’s a phenomenon somewhat akin to the seven-year itch; half of our friendships change over that time period.

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Five tips for mending a tattered friendship

Published: October 6, 2009 | Last Updated: October 6, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

Things just aren’t the way they used to be between you and your BFF. Either you’re bickering, bored or uptight when you’re together. While you used to be attached at the hip, there’s suddenly a wedge between you. What’s a girl to do? 1) Assess what’s going on between you Try to think objectively and […]

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