Tag: intimacy

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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Reader Q & A: Needy Friends: They just don’t understand

Published: September 25, 2008 | Last Updated: September 25, 2008 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

  QUESTION:   Dear Irene:   I have several girlfriends who seem needy to me. While we all go through difficult times, it seems they always have problems. I am unmarried, with a boyfriend who lives an hour away, I am running a business and my household and they have all of the support – […]

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Reader Q & A : Young mother finds female friendships discouraging

Published: September 19, 2008 | Last Updated: September 19, 2008 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene: I recently experienced a broken friendship with someone that was my closest friend at the time. We both have 3-year-old boys who were best buddies and attended part-time preschool together. However, I began distancing myself as she was quite needy, manipulative of family, and superficial, though I did help her out quite […]

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Reader Q & A: Finding a Best Friend

Published: September 13, 2008 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene, I am a person who has learned to value my female friendships. I’ve always tended to prefer a one-friend-at-a-time, with a lot of intensity, type of friendship. But it is something I can’t seem to find. Briefly, I had a relationship like the kind I want with a woman who continues to […]

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A friendship lesson from the Lipstick Jungle finale

Published: March 23, 2008 | Last Updated: May 17, 2020 By | Reply Continue Reading

This week’s finale of Lipstick Jungle (Carpe Threesome) offered an important lesson about female friendship. We all need friends who will be there for us when we fall. Wendy Healy (Brooke Shields) had been extremely critical when she found out about her friend Nico Reilly’s (played by Kim Raver) extramarital affair with a young stallion […]

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Friendship Factoids on Facebook

Published: September 3, 2007 | Last Updated: September 3, 2007 By | Reply Continue Reading

Yesterday’s question on the Facebook daily poll asked respondents, How many best friends do you have? The most frequent response given by 1000 Facebook members of both sexes was 2-3 friends. Women were about half as likely as men to have no friends; More likely than men to have just one friend; and Almost half […]

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Online Friendships: As Close As A Keystroke

Published: May 29, 2007 | Last Updated: August 23, 2022 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading
Online Friendships: As Close As A Keystroke

Carole* (who prefers to use a pseudonym) is a 40-something career woman who works in the area of information technology talks about online friendships.

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