Tag: friendship sabbatical

Friendship Divided By Politics

October 9, 2020 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
Friendship Divided By Politics

Divided by politics, a long-term friendship seems to be on the verge of falling apart. A woman asks whether she should cut it off for a while.

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Some friendships work better in small doses

October 27, 2013 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

When a long-term friendship seems one-sided and frustrating, it may be time to gently scale it back.

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The friendship pause that refreshes

November 23, 2010 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I have a group of girlfriends, basically six of us, who’ve known each other since high school. Anyway, I got very close with three of them: Annie, Carole and Beth. I thought we would be best friends forever just like in the movies. I was, and probably still am, very insecure. I […]

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Stuck in a rut

August 17, 2009 | By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I’ve been a friend with someone for over two decades. She’s intelligent, a good person and very honest, but since her first marriage fell apart and she remarried, all she does is complain about her current spouse. I tried asking her what she’s going to do about this. She said she doesn’t […]

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Reader Q & A: The Saga of the Disappointed Diva

October 21, 2008 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene, I’m currently going through a friend breakup. She became very emotionally needy at the beginning of our relationship and I always felt compelled to help. She told me that I was distant and needed to let my guard down so that we could be close. I did and we eventually became BFFs. […]

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Reader Q & A: Help! Can collateral damage be avoided in a breakup?

June 11, 2008 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A woman wonders whether she can avoid collateral damage after a breakup.

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Reader Q & A: Help! My best friend is driving me crazy!

Might it be time to call it quits? QUESTION: My best friend is finally dumping her jerk husband of more than a decade and I’m glad about that but it’s all wearing me to a nub. Her frenzied dating is making me nuts. She talks about her boyfriends constantly, and about how many men are […]

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