Tag: intimacy

How To Deepen a Friendship

Published: May 8, 2020 | Last Updated: April 16, 2024 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
How To Deepen a Friendship

Journalist and guest author Kare Anderson offers advice on how to deepen a friendship. It boils down to: Do unto others as they would have done unto them.

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Not good at keeping friends

Published: March 2, 2016 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

A woman is concerned that she isn’t keeping friends and is simply moving on to new ones.

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Feeling left out from a circle of friends

Published: November 22, 2015 | By | 14 Replies Continue Reading

In every circle of friends, people often form bonds within the group.

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Can’t get close to my self-centered friend

Published: September 16, 2012 | Last Updated: August 9, 2015 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

If you are unable to get close to someone, it may be that the person is self-centered and emotionally incapable of focusing on others.

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No Best Friends But Plenty of Contacts

Published: February 9, 2011 | Last Updated: September 24, 2022 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi, I have grown up moving around a lot—five middle schools and six elementary schools to be exact. Always being the new kid conditioned me to meet new people. Once I hit a certain point with friends, I find new ones. I guess I get bored or scared. Is it okay to not have […]

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Never a Best Friend?

Published: June 21, 2010 | Last Updated: December 29, 2014 By | 12 Replies Continue Reading

I have a lot of friends that I’m very attached to, and enjoy spending time with….but at no point in my life have I ever been someone’s BEST friend.

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Workplace friendships: Betrayed by the gossip girl

Published: January 23, 2010 | Last Updated: February 25, 2013 By | 13 Replies Continue Reading

In the workplace, it’s particularly important to build friendships slowly before sharing too many intimacies.

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Downgrading a disappointing friendship

Published: May 17, 2009 | Last Updated: May 19, 2009 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Hello, I have been struggling over this issue for so long and do not know what to do. I am 37 years old and have had a close friendship with a girl since second grade. Since then, we have been BFFs. After 7th grade I moved away, but we stayed connected and visited each […]

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The Sometimes Friend

Published: January 29, 2009 | Last Updated: January 29, 2009 By | 15 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I’m in my late 30’s and for as long as I can remember (since early childhood), I have always been the "sometimes friend". Usually there are two friends who are inseparable. They are on each other’s speed dial, they shop together, lunch together, and their families spend time together. And only sometimes…will […]

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Reader Q & A: Feeling like the odd woman out

Published: November 1, 2008 | Last Updated: November 1, 2008 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene, I have just come across this website and I must say it is one of the most delightful discoveries I have ever made! I do have an issue with my friends and would be grateful if you could give me your opinion as I have given it a great deal of thought […]

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