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A gay woman wants her friendship back

Published: April 5, 2015 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

A 62-year old gay woman asks for advice on resurrecting a platonic friendship.

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Can a friendship overcome a terrible betrayal?

Published: February 28, 2013 | By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

Whether a friendship can survive after a betrayal depends on whether the friend who was betrayed is able to forgive.

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Handling jealousy over my lesbian partner’s relationships with men

Published: December 10, 2012 | Last Updated: December 10, 2012 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

As partners become more familiar and used to each other, for better or worse, they generally feel more comfortable and complacent about showering each other with attention.

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My confusing relationship with my lesbian friend

Published: July 27, 2012 | Last Updated: March 24, 2013 By | 20 Replies Continue Reading

It’s not uncommon for straight women to sexualize lesbian friendships because unlike other intimate female friendships, sex may be an option.

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Just friends or more than friends?

Published: April 12, 2012 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

In a complicated relationship, a woman wonder whether they are just friends.

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Best Friends: She loves me, she loves me not

Published: September 30, 2011 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Hello Irene, I am having a really hard time with my best friend. This whole relationship started out quite differently. She was attracted to me and fell in love with me at the very beginning. I reciprocated these feelings for a while but ultimately realized we weren’t a match, and decided we needed to […]

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Did she cut off our friendship because I’m gay?

Published: September 13, 2011 | Last Updated: September 13, 2011 By | Reply Continue Reading

We can guess why someone ends a friendship but never really know unless we ask.   QUESTION Dear Irene, I am about 30 years old and a friend of 12 years, who was around for all of my major life changes, suddenly cut me off. I thought maybe she figured my wild phase was not […]

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When A Friend Wants More Than Friendship

Published: October 30, 2009 | Last Updated: May 6, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading

It’s not unusual for platonic relationships to turn into something different or something more. Whenever this happens, regardless of gender, it can lead to misunderstandings if both people aren’t on the same page. When two female friends are involved, the potential awkwardness is compounded exponentially because the experience is less common and less talked about. […]

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Gay/straight friendship: Is it possible?

Published: July 24, 2009 | Last Updated: July 24, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Do you think a friendship can really exist between a straight woman and a lesbian?  I want to believe so, but I am finding that maintaining one is difficult. I am a 48-year old gay woman who has a 27-year old straight friend. We met at work about two years ago. Although there is […]

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A Friendship Too Broken To Fix?

Published: December 28, 2008 | Last Updated: September 4, 2022 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading
A Friendship Too Broken To Fix?

A friendship may be too broken to fix if it is consistently disappointing and unsatisfying. Friendships should be additive to our lives. QUESTION Dear Irene, Nicole and I met soon after each of us moved to a new town and we hit it off immediately. We were both adrenaline junkies, partners in crime who enjoyed […]

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