Tag: honesty

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: March 6, 2013 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Just like offline ones, online friendships need to work for both people.

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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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Friendship: The Whole Truth, Nothing but the Truth—Not Always

Published: January 28, 2012 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

Sometimes it may be kinder and easier to drift apart   QUESTION Hi Irene, I’ve been reading your blog after googling to find out if anyone else had experienced similar issues to me. After recently spending some time away with a close friend, I realize I don’t like many aspects of her personality.   She […]

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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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