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Betrayed by a friend

Published: May 16, 2015 | By | 19 Replies Continue Reading

A woman feels betrayed by a friend who seized an opportunity before she did. Is that wrong? It depends.

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What do I say to a friend I don’t really like?

Published: March 18, 2015 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A woman doesn’t really like her neighbor and asks how to handle that friendship.

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In the Media: When neighbors are friends

Published: February 1, 2015 | Last Updated: February 1, 2015 By | Reply Continue Reading
In the Media: When neighbors are friends

When your neighbors are friends you may feel as if you are living in Utopia.

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On missing old friends

Published: December 5, 2014 | Last Updated: December 6, 2014 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A young woman from Sweden laments missing old friends from whom she’s drifted apart.

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The tag-along friend

Published: June 29, 2013 | Last Updated: June 29, 2013 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

If you start to feel like a tag-along friend, you may want to cut your losses.

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Friendship: Nightmare on my street

Published: March 26, 2012 | Last Updated: June 7, 2014 By | 12 Replies Continue Reading

Life in a subdivision suddenly turns from cozy to creepy

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Mean Girls Grown Up: How long will this bully be at it?

Published: July 21, 2011 | Last Updated: September 12, 2013 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

Some mean girls never grow up.

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How to handle an adult bully

Published: June 23, 2011 | Last Updated: November 17, 2012 By | 115 Replies Continue Reading

I cannot believe I am dealing with a female, adult, bully at age 42—but here I am. She is a neighbor who lives behind my house. My husband and I had a brief friendship with her and her husband. It was brief because they were very over-bearing and demanding.

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Friends and Holidays: Guess Who’s Disinvited From Dinner?

Published: May 2, 2011 | Last Updated: December 16, 2021 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading
Friends and Holidays: Guess Who’s Disinvited From Dinner?

Being disinvited from dinner can rattle your perceptions of a friendship.

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Grief complicated by the loss of a best friend

Published: March 16, 2011 | Last Updated: March 16, 2011 By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, My best friend and I had a major falling out 4½ years ago shortly after the death of my two-year-old son. At the time I was so deep in grief and my judgment so impaired that I did not apologize for behavior on my part that led to our breakup.   It […]

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