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Friendship: The Significance of Timing

Published: February 6, 2012 | Last Updated: February 6, 2012 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

Two close male friends with a long history drift apart   QUESTION Dear Irene, My friend and I became friends when his family moved into my neighborhood when we were both kids. My friend was an outcast and very different from other kids at an early age. Parents questioned his sexuality early on and not […]

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Best Friends: She loves me, she loves me not

Published: September 30, 2011 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Hello Irene, I am having a really hard time with my best friend. This whole relationship started out quite differently. She was attracted to me and fell in love with me at the very beginning. I reciprocated these feelings for a while but ultimately realized we weren’t a match, and decided we needed to […]

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Did she cut off our friendship because I’m gay?

Published: September 13, 2011 | Last Updated: September 13, 2011 By | Reply Continue Reading

We can guess why someone ends a friendship but never really know unless we ask.   QUESTION Dear Irene, I am about 30 years old and a friend of 12 years, who was around for all of my major life changes, suddenly cut me off. I thought maybe she figured my wild phase was not […]

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How to handle a fizzling friendship

Published: November 28, 2009 | Last Updated: November 28, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION   Dear Irene, I’ve been friends for three years with a guy at my office. We became friends after a really rough period in which I was demoted, isolated, and treated quite shabbily, though I couldn’t afford to leave and wasn’t in the best psychological state to do so (like, I was in need […]

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When A Friend Wants More Than Friendship

Published: October 30, 2009 | Last Updated: May 6, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading

It’s not unusual for platonic relationships to turn into something different or something more. Whenever this happens, regardless of gender, it can lead to misunderstandings if both people aren’t on the same page. When two female friends are involved, the potential awkwardness is compounded exponentially because the experience is less common and less talked about. […]

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Gay/straight friendship: Is it possible?

Published: July 24, 2009 | Last Updated: July 24, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Do you think a friendship can really exist between a straight woman and a lesbian?  I want to believe so, but I am finding that maintaining one is difficult. I am a 48-year old gay woman who has a 27-year old straight friend. We met at work about two years ago. Although there is […]

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