Tag: hurt

Spinning out of control: It’s painful to lose friends and disturbing to lose clients

Published: April 2, 2010 | Last Updated: April 2, 2010 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION   Dear Irene, I am 51 years old, married 28 years, with 3 grown kids. I work at a gym as a personal trainer/spinning instructor. I quickly became friends with a woman 10 years younger who moved here from another state. She is 40 years old, single, without any kids, and had been in […]

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Friendship: The importance of showing up

Published: March 29, 2010 | Last Updated: January 28, 2024 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I have been friends with Amy since high school, and we are now mothers in our 30s. I have a 10-year-old and another baby on the way. Last August, I got married and that’s when things went weird. My husband and I had a very small intimate wedding: only immediate family, and […]

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How can a misunderstanding kill a longtime friendship?

Published: October 10, 2009 | Last Updated: October 10, 2009 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, Five years ago, my girlfriend stopped communicating with me. I found out later on from my sister that my friend’s husband was diagnosed with stomach cancer and I wasn’t there for her. The only reason I wasn’t there was I did not know. Her daughter told me that I had been e-mailed […]

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Painful teen friendship: What’s a mom to do?

Published: August 11, 2009 | Last Updated: June 14, 2014 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

What’s a mom to do about a painful teen friendship?

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Which friend was jilted?

Published: June 4, 2009 | Last Updated: June 4, 2009 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Dr. Levine, I have a friend who was my closest friend for about seven years. Recently, my husband and I moved to town to be closer to her and her family, along with some of my family, too. At first, everything was perfect; we spent nearly every day with each other, had dinners […]

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Big hurts, little hurts, and apologies

Published: March 29, 2009 | Last Updated: March 30, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

A reader of this blog wrote: I have been trying to read some things on-line about how to deal with an ex-best friend and came across information about your book and your profile. I look forward to the release of your book and am curious as to its content, including your recommendations for dealing with […]

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Reader Q&A: Achieving closure after being dumped by a friend at work

Published: August 29, 2008 | Last Updated: November 3, 2012 By | 130 Replies Continue Reading

About three months ago, Anna had met a new friend, “Lisa,” and I felt replaced. Little by little, I felt pushed aside and believe that Lisa had put a rift in the friendship between Anna and me. All of the sudden, Anna and I spent less and less time together as she made more time for Lisa.

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