Tag: Friend poaching

Friend Poaching: How Do I Handle Feeling Left Out?

Published: November 5, 2021 | Last Updated: November 5, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading
Friend Poaching: How Do I Handle Feeling Left Out?

Friend poaching occurs when someone introduces two friends and they form a relationship that excludes you. Ouch!

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Friend Poaching Isn’t Solely A Problem Of The Young

Published: August 28, 2016 | Last Updated: October 23, 2021 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading
Friend Poaching Isn’t Solely A Problem Of The Young

A woman in her 70s feels used by a “friend poaching” friend. This pesky friendship problem seems to be ageless.

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Bridesmaid advice: When the bride feels left out

Published: February 17, 2016 | Last Updated: February 17, 2016 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
Bridesmaid advice: When the bride feels left out

Wedding etiquette expert Sharon Naylor offers sage advice to a bride who feels left out when her bridesmaids become chummy with each other.

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You’ve been friend poached!

Published: December 28, 2015 | By | 12 Replies Continue Reading

A woman asks: Is it normal to feel jealous and sad when you’re friend poached?

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Is it okay to befriend your friend’s friend?

Published: April 2, 2015 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

.A blowup ensues when a woman gets together with her friend’s friend.

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Introduced my guy friend to a girlfriend and…

Published: March 4, 2015 | By | 14 Replies Continue Reading

A woman introduces a guy friend to her girlfriend and they leave her in the dust.

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Feeling like a third wheel

Published: May 20, 2014 | Last Updated: May 22, 2014 By | 21 Replies Continue Reading

A young woman introduces two friends and now feels like a third wheel.

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Introduced Two Friends…And Now I’m Left In The Dust

Published: October 17, 2012 | Last Updated: October 23, 2021 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading
Introduced Two Friends…And Now I’m Left In The Dust

When you introduced two friends, you inadvertently increased the risk of friend poaching. The dynamic is more common than you might think and there’s not much to do about it.

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Friendship Calculus: The Problem of Three

Published: March 21, 2011 | Last Updated: November 5, 2021 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

When three people are good friends, it’s not unusual for two of them to become closer to each other over time. In your situation, what made the change especially painful is that you introduced these two women to each other and now they are excluding you.

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Friendship by the Book: Molly Fox’s Birthday

Published: August 9, 2010 | Last Updated: February 3, 2021 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

Deirdre Madden’s novel, Molly Fox’s Birthday, is the story of a playwright who stays overnight at the home of her 20-year friend, Molly Fox.

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