Tag: honesty

Should You Tell A Friend The Truth about Breaking Up? Not Always

Published: May 7, 2024 | Last Updated: June 11, 2024 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading
Should You Tell A Friend The Truth about Breaking Up? Not Always

A reader wonders if she should tell the truth about breaking up. Sometimes it may be kinder and easier to drift apart.

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Is there anything wrong with dating my friend’s ex?

Published: September 26, 2013 | By | 63 Replies Continue Reading

Dating a friend’s ex is always tricky and is probably best to avoid.

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Making And Maintaining Online Friendships

Published: March 6, 2013 | Last Updated: August 24, 2022 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
Making And Maintaining Online Friendships

Online friendships need to be made and tended to with the same honesty and grace as in-person ones.

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Should I end this friendship?

Published: February 4, 2013 | Last Updated: February 4, 2013 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

I have a friend whom I‘ve known for over five years. Lately, she has really hurt me in a lot of ways. How do I know If she is really my friend or it is time to end this friendship?

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Should friends be brutally truthful with one another?

Published: January 4, 2012 | Last Updated: September 25, 2013 By | 30 Replies Continue Reading

While everyone wants authentic, truthful friendships, it can be challenging to find the right balance between honesty and tact

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Best Friends: Can there be second chances?

Published: September 23, 2011 | Last Updated: September 23, 2011 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A sense of trust is one of the requisites of a healthy friendship.   QUESTION Hi Irene, I was best friends with this girl for about three years. We did everything together, we hung out at school, went out together after school, and then IM-ed each other every day for hours. She was one of […]

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My friend’s husband put the moves on me: Should I tell her?

Published: August 16, 2011 | Last Updated: March 29, 2017 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

Should a woman tell when a friend’s husband or lover comes on to to her? Short answer: It depends.

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Feeling trapped? Honesty may help

Published: March 7, 2011 | Last Updated: September 25, 2013 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

When a relationship begins to feel uncomfortable, honesty may fix it.

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A less-than-perfect friend

Published: September 27, 2010 | Last Updated: September 27, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

Friendships are rarely perfect; they come in more flavors and textures than Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Sometimes, coming to terms with a less than perfect friendship is a matter of viewing it realistically, putting it in perspective, setting boundaries, and deciding to get and give what you can so the relationship is mutually rewarding. […]

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I love my BFF but I can’t take her husband!

Published: July 29, 2009 | Last Updated: July 29, 2009 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, My BFF and I spend a lot of time together but her husband isn’t very social or friendly with me when I go to their place. She pressures me to arrange a night for the four of us to get together but I don’t really enjoy his company and my partner doesn’t […]

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