Tag: frenemies

In the Media – Friend or frenemy? (Bustle)

Published: February 24, 2017 | Last Updated: February 24, 2017 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading
In the Media – Friend or frenemy? (Bustle)

Is your so-called “friend” a friend or frenemy? Here are some tips for finding out…

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How To Handle An Adult Bully

Published: June 23, 2011 | Last Updated: August 29, 2022 By | 115 Replies Continue Reading

I cannot believe I am dealing with a female, adult, bully at age 42—but here I am. She is a neighbor who lives behind my house. My husband and I had a brief friendship with her and her husband. It was brief because they were very over-bearing and demanding.

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Middle school is tough on friendships

Published: March 9, 2011 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, My best friend and I have been best friends since the first grade. Now we’re in middle school. This new charter school opened up and my friend wants to go there even though I’m not and she’s turning into a real jerk.   She’s telling me I should lose weight (even though […]

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Thoughts on Being Defriended

Published: September 4, 2010 | Last Updated: August 1, 2013 By | 20 Replies Continue Reading

When I was defriended on Facebook, I felt like a door had been slammed in my face.

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Chelsea’s Getting Married: What about her friends?

Published: July 31, 2010 | Last Updated: July 31, 2020 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

On choosing which friends to invite when you’re getting married…

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5 Ways To Improve Your Friendships in 2010

Published: January 3, 2010 | Last Updated: January 3, 2010 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

Whether it’s the occasion of a birthday or an anniversary, or the passing of another year or of another decade, it’s human nature to periodically take stock of things. Turning the page on the calendar means looking back and looking forward, which often brings into bold relief those aspects of our lives where we think […]

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Middle school frenemies: Why are girls so mean?

Published: December 4, 2009 | Last Updated: October 21, 2014 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Every mother knows how tough middle school friendships can be for young women.

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Escaping from a toxic triangle

Published: January 21, 2009 | Last Updated: January 22, 2009 By | 72 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I’m a 40-year-old woman who feels like she’s back in junior high. I have three kids who are very involved in sports and activities. Over the last four years, my husband and I developed a group of friends with kids the same ages. My closest friend in the group was a woman […]

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Just for Fun: How many friends would you give up for a Whopper?

Published: January 10, 2009 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

Ending friendships can be touchy, even virtual ones. That’s why Facebook users are reluctant to defriend and feel humiliated if they’re defriended. But you’ve gotta admit it. Everyone has at least a few frenemies they’re just dying to purge from their friends list: People who post too often or who only post to brag; ex-friends […]

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In the Media – Staten Island Advance – Friend or Frenemy: Redux

Published: September 17, 2008 | Last Updated: December 14, 2016 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

In an interesting article in yesterday’s Staten Island Advance, relationship columnist Elise McIntosh
looks at the distinctions between friends and frenemies.

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