Tag: forgiveness

How can I get my friend to forgive me for a lie?

Published: June 27, 2015 | By | 12 Replies Continue Reading

A young teen wants to be forgiven for a lie but isn’t sure how to apologize.

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Should a friend always forgive?

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

When it comes to a long-term friendship, there may be more reason to forgive.

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A wife-chaser made me lose trust in female friends

Published: April 17, 2014 | By | 15 Replies Continue Reading

Having had a problem with trust in the past can make someone even more sensitive to a breech of trust.

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Seeking forgiveness after ending a friendship

Published: November 13, 2013 | Last Updated: November 13, 2013 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

We can’t always count on others for forgiveness; sometimes we need to forgive ourselves.

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Can a friendship overcome a terrible betrayal?

Published: February 28, 2013 | By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

Whether a friendship can survive after a betrayal depends on whether the friend who was betrayed is able to forgive.

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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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Scheduling problems: A simple misunderstanding or more?

Published: September 13, 2010 | Last Updated: September 13, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I’ve been hanging around with "Dina" for 15 years. A month ago, Dina told me she had run into an old friend of ours who wanted to get together with our old gang. She said she would arrange it and I told her I would help by contacting a few people within […]

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Losing sleep over a betrayal by a couple

Published: May 30, 2010 | Last Updated: September 26, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, My husband and I were very close friends with another couple who betrayed and hurt us deeply. They made twisted and false accusations about our marriage, my upbringing, my mental state, etc. They shared this with our neighbors and friends but luckily, it did not affect how our neighbors treated us. If […]

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A Leap of Faith: Dumped over religious differences?

Published: February 20, 2010 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 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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A bad ending to a good friendship: Are there second chances?

Published: January 16, 2010 | Last Updated: January 16, 2010 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION   Hi Irene, I’m so happy to have found your blog and discovered your book. I will definitely be running out and buying a copy!   A very close, cherished friendship that I’ve had for 14 years has just come to a painful end, and I’m heartbroken. I wish there was a way to […]

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