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What Do You Consider A ‘Friendship Killer’?

Published: February 27, 2022 | Last Updated: March 1, 2022 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading
What Do You Consider A ‘Friendship Killer’?

When a friend really disappoints or let you down, it can be a friendship killer. There’s no way to forgive or forget

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My daughter feels like an outsider

Published: November 6, 2014 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A mom worries that her sophomore daughter feels like an outsider in high school

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Mom worries about her daughter’s friendships

Published: April 30, 2014 | Last Updated: April 30, 2014 By | Reply Continue Reading

A mom worries about her daughter’s friendships.

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I have few friends and worry about my daughters’ friendships

Published: February 20, 2014 | Last Updated: February 20, 2014 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

A mother wonders whether she is responsible for her daughters not having friends.

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Guest Post: Do childfree women have more friends?

Published: October 12, 2011 | Last Updated: May 27, 2013 By | 22 Replies Continue Reading

Intuitively, it would seem that a woman without kids, childfree women, would have an abundance of free time, and therefore more hours to devote to friendships. But for several reasons, this is not necessarily the case.

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A newish mother finds it hard to make new friends

Published: October 11, 2011 | Last Updated: October 11, 2011 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

Making new friends takes time, self-confidence, and creativity   QUESTION Dear Irene, Friendships have become a sore point for me at this juncture in my life. I am in my 30s and have a lovely husband and toddler son. I used to work full time and hence, never really developed any friendships in my neighborhood. […]

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A grown woman feels guilty she can’t be her mom’s best friend

Published: July 11, 2011 | Last Updated: July 11, 2011 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

Sometimes we have to come to terms with an imperfect mother and set boundaries to maintain a reasonable relationship.   QUESTION Hi Irene, My mom and I have had a very complicated relationship. Even before my parents had an awful divorce 14 years ago (and they still can’t attend any events together), we butted heads. […]

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Guest Post – A young mom takes stock of her friendships

Published: April 4, 2011 | Last Updated: April 4, 2011 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

By Lisa Shoreland   Why does it seem like the further into adulthood one gets, the harder it is to establish and maintain friendships? As a kid, friendships begin as a simple exchange of a sentence or two on the playground. In junior and senior high school, the circle of friends evolves into groups of […]

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Love my friend, not her problem child

Published: March 18, 2011 | Last Updated: March 18, 2011 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi, Irene. My husband and I are good friends with a couple and enjoy their company. However, they have a 5-year-old child who is completely unmanageable. He is mean to my daughter, violent toward other kids, loud, and demanding. The children of the other parents in our group of friends hate to be around […]

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The etiquette of remaining friends with an ex-friend’s mom

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

QUESTION Dear Irene, I’ve been dealing with a painful friendship break-up but I’m actually happier now without my ex-friend. It was more of a one-sided friendship where I was always initiating get-togethers that rarely happened.   I thought I’d moved on until she bumped into me on the street and said, "Hello, how are you?" […]

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