Tag: office

In the Media – How to help a friend who has lost her job (FitnessRepublic.com)

Published: January 12, 2015 | Last Updated: January 12, 2015 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
In the Media – How to help a friend who has lost her job (FitnessRepublic.com)

On the website FitnessRepublic.com, I write about how losing a job not only creates financial problems but also social ones.

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A frayed friendship between partners spills over to their business

Published: December 30, 2014 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

A stormy relationship between partners threatens their business.

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Friendship etiquette: Separating work friends from other friends

Published: November 1, 2014 | Last Updated: November 1, 2014 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

A woman feels uncomfortable excluding her close friends (from her work friends) at an upcoming party.

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When Your Friendship Is Downgraded

Published: September 26, 2014 | Last Updated: September 19, 2021 By | 34 Replies Continue Reading
When Your Friendship Is Downgraded

If a friend is treating you differently and shows less interest and getting together, you may have been downgraded.

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Walking on eggshells after a workplace friendship ends

Published: August 18, 2014 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

When a workplace friendship dissolves, it can often be a source of upset and distraction.

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A woman loses a job and loses her friends in the process

Published: July 12, 2014 | Last Updated: December 27, 2023 By | 18 Replies Continue Reading

When someone loses a job, it can make co-workers feel squeamish, even the ones who were your friends.

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You can’t always count on workplace friendships

Published: March 15, 2014 | Last Updated: March 15, 2014 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

Workplace friendships often require boundaries.

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When a close friendship with a boss suddenly ends

Published: April 19, 2012 | Last Updated: April 19, 2012 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION  Hi Irene, I was recently dumped by one of my closest friends, whom I loved dearly. I am devastated, sad, hurt and disappointed. But I have an extra big problem: my ex-friend is my direct boss. I am an administrative assistant, her right hand person at work. We see each other on a daily […]

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Dumped: But my friend wants to remain connected — on her terms

Published: November 26, 2011 | Last Updated: November 26, 2011 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

When a friend dumps you, she can’t call all the shots…   QUESTION Dear Irene, How do you handle a situation where a very dear friend, who also happens to be your friend from work, wants an extended time out and at the same time insists that I should keep on being friends with her […]

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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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