Tag: mistake

I made a mistake that provoked my friend’s anger

Published: January 27, 2017 | Last Updated: January 27, 2017 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Can a mistake threaten a 56-year-old friendship?

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A young teen asks what to do after she hurt a friend

Published: January 21, 2016 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

What do you do when you make a mistake that you know has hurt a friend?

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Apologizing after the wrong words slip out of your mouth

Published: August 31, 2014 | By | 21 Replies Continue Reading

A woman makes a flippant remark to a friend. The wrong words slip out, she realizes she’s made a mistake and apologizes. What more can she do?

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Apologies can pave the way for second chances

Published: March 30, 2011 | Last Updated: March 30, 2011 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, My best friend Lila started hanging out with this other girl Jenny. At first the three of us were friends. Then Jenny offered to take Lila on a cruise. The next month, the two of them were always together, talking about me and spreading rumors behind my back. After they returned, Lila […]

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Scheduling problems: A simple misunderstanding or more?

Published: September 13, 2010 | Last Updated: September 13, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I’ve been hanging around with "Dina" for 15 years. A month ago, Dina told me she had run into an old friend of ours who wanted to get together with our old gang. She said she would arrange it and I told her I would help by contacting a few people within […]

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The little lie that snowballed

Published: October 23, 2009 | Last Updated: January 26, 2013 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

I’m 28 years old and a TV journalist. About 3 years ago, I met another female reporter to whom I took an instant liking and we became close friends. At the outset, I felt deeply for her and she grew to like me, too. We hung out together, vacationed together, and I loved doing things for her. Although we had disagreements, there was no professional rivalry or backstabbing between us.

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