Tag: jealous

Child and Adolescent Friendships: My friend doesn’t like me making other friends

Published: January 30, 2017 | Last Updated: January 31, 2017 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

A young woman’s friends doesn’t like her making other friends and wonders how to handle the situation.

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In the Media – When you get engaged and your friend gets jealous

Published: December 19, 2016 | Last Updated: February 10, 2017 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
In the Media – When you get engaged and your friend gets jealous

When a woman gets engaged, an air of anticipation and excitement surrounds her—but a best friend may harbor envy or resentment.

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Feeling slighted by my BFF

Published: September 5, 2016 | By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

A woman feels slighted by a close friend and wonders if she is being overly sensitive.

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My best friend isn’t there for me

Published: December 27, 2014 | Last Updated: December 28, 2014 By | 19 Replies Continue Reading

A woman feels jealous because her best friend neglects her and isn’t there for her.

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How to handle a jealous friend: 7 tips

Published: January 8, 2014 | Last Updated: January 8, 2014 By | 18 Replies Continue Reading

What do you do if you have a jealous friend who is competing in the same playground as you?

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Friendship: In sickness and in health? Not always

Published: May 18, 2013 | Last Updated: May 18, 2013 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Two friends bond over sickness until one regains her health. Are there magic words to end this troubling friendship?

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My friend criticizes me

Published: December 20, 2012 | Last Updated: December 20, 2012 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

I have a friend I’ve known about 8 years. She’s 49. I’m 52. Four years ago we became neighbors and our friendship grew. But after a year, her true colors emerged. Most of the time she is fine. Tells me I’m funny. Enjoys my company. But she picks on me and always in front of others. It’s like she wants to belittle me.

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When Anxiety Clouds A Friendship

Published: October 5, 2010 | Last Updated: July 2, 2023 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A young woman recognizes that anxiety is interfering with her friendships and asks for advice so she doesn’t damage a close relationship.

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My best friend is too demanding

Published: September 22, 2010 | Last Updated: October 10, 2010 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, My best friend has become overly dependent on me. She’s been living in another state for the last few years but we see each other, on average, once every three months and talk multiple times a day, via phone, text and AIM.   I live with my fiancé (newly engaged) and even […]

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A ‘best friend’ who is always critical

Published: August 9, 2009 | Last Updated: August 9, 2009 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I am 24 and my best friend is the same age as well. We used to enjoy hanging out together but she acts like she doesn’t enjoy being around me anymore. She always says things like, "Why do you do this or that?" and "Grow up" or “Why did you….” I haven’t […]

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