Tag: marriage

A troubled marriage can make for troubled friendships

Published: June 24, 2012 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A troubled marriage can affect friendships QUESTION Dear Irene, I am so happy I have come across this blog and your book, Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with Your Best Friend.  It is nice to know there is a place to go for understanding and support when female friendships go awry. I, too, have a […]

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Regretting the loss of a 20-year friendship

Published: June 13, 2012 | Last Updated: April 18, 2016 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

While it’s sad to let go of a 20-year friendship, it isn’t necessarily a reason for regret.

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Embarrassed at having no friends

Published: June 1, 2012 | Last Updated: January 6, 2016 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

No one should feel embarrassed at having no friends.

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Is it possible to have two male best friends if one is your husband?

Published: April 15, 2012 | Last Updated: April 15, 2012 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, I have been with my now-husband for around eight years and I still love him very much. I consider him a best friend. I can be myself totally with him. We have the same interests, the same dreams, and the same goals in life. He is someone I love to spend time with, whom […]

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Fear of Losing All My Friends

Published: March 23, 2012 | Last Updated: March 23, 2012 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Not all friendships last forever: We should always be open to new ones     QUESTION Hi Irene, Over the last few months, my best friend, whom I’ll call "L," has grown close to another of my friends, "S." They have done several things together without including me. I’m not interested in some of the […]

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Friendship: When Little Problems Mushroom into Big Ones

Published: March 16, 2012 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, I’ve been struggling about what to do about my friend Jennifer, whom I’ve known for 14 years. She really took me aback with a letter she wrote me almost a year ago. It included everything I had done that had upset her, all the way back to 2005, when she was my […]

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My friend dumped me because she thinks I made a play for her husband

Published: November 23, 2011 | Last Updated: November 23, 2011 By | 13 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi, I’d known my friend and her husband for about twelve years. I had always got along with her husband and we went on a group holiday about three years ago and that’s when her husband and I became friendly. We had a lot in common and could laugh and joke about things. I […]

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Brushed aside by my “best friend” at a formal dinner party

Published: November 16, 2011 | Last Updated: November 16, 2011 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, Being that a new husband is a good friend — and should be a best friend — how do you handle being abandoned at a formal dinner party? Your partner is right next to you, but ignores you for a good 30 minutes talking to another woman whose husband most likely is […]

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Not all friendships last forever: I lost my contacts in a NYC taxi cab

Published: September 27, 2011 | Last Updated: September 27, 2011 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION    Hi Irene,  Last August, lost my cell phone. I left it in a cab in NYC and to make matters worse had not properly backed up my contacts. In an effort to regain some of those contacts, I sent out messages on Facebook. Some people responded and some did not, which made me […]

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Do I have to be friends with a difficult sister-in-law?

Published: August 21, 2011 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

Relationships with sister-in-laws can be complicated — especially for women, who tend to be the “connectors” or glue that holds families together.

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