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Hurt by a long time friend

Published: August 14, 2016 | By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

A woman is hurt when a long time friend ends their friendship.

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A young teen asks what to do after she hurt a friend

Published: January 21, 2016 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

What do you do when you make a mistake that you know has hurt a friend?

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An Ambivalent Friendship

Published: August 13, 2015 | Last Updated: March 18, 2022 By | 22 Replies Continue Reading

When two people begin to feel ambivalent about a friendship, it may have run its course. Not all friendships, even very good ones, last forever.

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Taking friends for granted

Published: March 2, 2013 | Last Updated: March 2, 2013 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

It’s easy to inadvertently overlook niceties and take friends for granted. If you value the relationship and someone makes you feel this way, you need to let the person know.

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Is my friend over-reacting?

Published: September 23, 2012 | Last Updated: October 29, 2012 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

My boyfriend and her ex have been friends for a while and hang out together. One night, we happened to be out with her ex and his new girlfriend (the girl he was previously friends with) at a mutual friend’s birthday. I happened to be in a group photo the birthday boy posted to Facebook and now my friend feels I betrayed her for being there.

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Friends and Holidays: Guess Who’s Disinvited From Dinner?

Published: May 2, 2011 | Last Updated: December 16, 2021 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading
Friends and Holidays: Guess Who’s Disinvited From Dinner?

Being disinvited from dinner can rattle your perceptions of a friendship.

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Apologies can pave the way for second chances

Published: March 30, 2011 | Last Updated: March 30, 2011 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, My best friend Lila started hanging out with this other girl Jenny. At first the three of us were friends. Then Jenny offered to take Lila on a cruise. The next month, the two of them were always together, talking about me and spreading rumors behind my back. After they returned, Lila […]

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Friends who live high on the hog

Published: September 29, 2010 | Last Updated: April 6, 2016 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A woman expresses hurt over friends who live high on the hog.

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Scheduling problems: A simple misunderstanding or more?

Published: September 13, 2010 | Last Updated: September 13, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I’ve been hanging around with "Dina" for 15 years. A month ago, Dina told me she had run into an old friend of ours who wanted to get together with our old gang. She said she would arrange it and I told her I would help by contacting a few people within […]

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Passed over as a Godmother: Dealing with the hurt

Published: May 10, 2010 | Last Updated: May 10, 2010 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I am an only child and have a friend named Linda (who is also an only) whom I’ve known since first grade. She is due to give birth to a baby girl and two months ago asked me to throw her shower for 50 people with the help of her mother and […]

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