Tag: friendship advice

A message from the Friendship Doctor on International Friendship Day

Published: July 30, 2022 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading
A message from the Friendship Doctor on International Friendship Day

This post about International Friendship Day is reprinted from the archives of The Friendship Blog.

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Guest Post: What Do You Say To A Best Friend Who Has Cancer?

Published: October 11, 2021 | Last Updated: October 11, 2021 By | 11 Replies Continue Reading
Guest Post: What Do You Say To A Best Friend Who Has Cancer?

My only clue was that my best friend had started detailing eating healthier foods in our almost daily email correspondence. She called on a Wednesday evening to tell me she had breast cancer and was having a mastectomy on Friday.

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What Do You Make of a Friend Who Is Only There To Listen?

Published: August 17, 2021 | By | 24 Replies Continue Reading
What Do You Make of a Friend Who Is Only There To Listen?

A young man finds a supportive female friend at work, who is there to listen to problems but otherwise standoffish.

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The Bad Friend: How Can I End My 7-Year-Old Daughter’s Friendship?

Published: August 14, 2021 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
The Bad Friend: How Can I End My 7-Year-Old Daughter’s Friendship?

Finding ways to handle the “bad friend” dilemma can be challenging but there are more options when your children are young.

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Is It Disloyal To Talk To A Friend’s Enemy?

Published: August 1, 2021 | Last Updated: August 1, 2021 By | 26 Replies Continue Reading
Is It Disloyal To Talk To A Friend’s Enemy?

I pride myself in being a loyal, good friend. However, recently I have run into a problem. I don’t know how to handle myself in the company of people that my close friends consider their “enemies.”

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Slowly Being Excluded From An Adult Clique: What Could Have Happened?

Published: July 26, 2021 | Last Updated: July 13, 2022 By | 300 Replies Continue Reading
Slowly Being Excluded From An Adult Clique: What Could Have Happened?

I am looking for some advice on adult female friendship cliques. If the group matters, it’s best to find out why.

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My Clingy Friend Calls Me Too Often

Published: July 25, 2021 | By | 24 Replies Continue Reading
My Clingy Friend Calls Me Too Often

Having a clingy friend can be very stressful and demanding. You need to decide whether you want to keep the friendship on the same track or make some changes.  QUESTION Hi Irene, My clingy friend calls me too often, a minimum of ten times per day! I have done the whole “I’m busy, my grandson […]

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My Friend Suddenly Shut Me Out of Her Life

Published: July 18, 2021 | Last Updated: July 18, 2021 By | 453 Replies Continue Reading
My Friend Suddenly Shut Me Out of Her Life

I have a friend that I felt was my best friend. She was in my wedding and we were pretty much attached at the hip. She called me a couple times a day, texted me, hung out with me or talked to me online (Facebook, AIM) almost every day.

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Getting Over A Friendship With A Next-Door Neighbor

Published: July 15, 2021 | Last Updated: November 7, 2021 By | 27 Replies Continue Reading
Getting Over A Friendship With A Next-Door Neighbor

A woman asks what to do after a friendship with a next-door neighbor goes sour and she has to come face-to-face with her all the time.

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Looking back to move forward

Published: March 29, 2016 | Last Updated: March 29, 2016 By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

A single woman asks for advice to move forward when she reflects on a lost friendship. QUESTION Hi Irene, I am a 38-year-old single woman and I live a pretty solitary life, which on its own I don’t really mind–I’m a writer. But lately I find myself reflecting on my friendships and relationships. I can […]

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