Tag: office friendship

My Supervisor is Pulling Back From Our Friendship

Published: November 27, 2016 | Last Updated: March 18, 2024 By | 9 Replies Continue Reading
My Supervisor is Pulling Back From Our Friendship

A readers asks: What do you do when a supervisor is pulling back from a friendship and suddenly turns chilly?

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Office friendships: When you are neither fish nor fowl

Published: December 21, 2015 | Last Updated: January 7, 2016 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

A reader finds office friendships taxing because of her unique role at work.

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Distraught over a Breakup with a Workplace Friend

Published: December 9, 2011 | Last Updated: January 29, 2013 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Right now, only we know about it, but it’s bound to spread. I am not planning to say anything, but she likely will. Plus, it will eventually become apparent to others that we aren’t friends.

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Mom worried about work friendship endangering her child’s emotional well-being

Published: November 19, 2011 | Last Updated: November 19, 2011 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION  Hi Irene, I work for a business that represents some former friends. They have a nine-year-old daughter who was a BFF with our nine-year-old daughter. Over the summer, the friends offered to care for our daughter one day a week while I was at work. It all started out almost too well, with tons […]

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Friendship in hindsight: What went wrong with this office friendship?

Published: January 31, 2011 | Last Updated: February 1, 2011 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I’m 25 years old and currently live in Germany. A year ago I entered into a relationship with a man who works at the same institute as me. His ex-girlfriend also works there and we have friends in common. He broke off the relationship with her about eight months before but they […]

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