Tag: one-sided friendship

Ending A One Sided Friendship: It Is Never Easy

Published: January 20, 2024 | Last Updated: January 20, 2024 By | 9 Replies Continue Reading
Ending A One Sided Friendship: It Is Never Easy

This reader describes a one sided friendship that is difficult to end. She asks how to end it with kindness. 

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A college reunion sparks a flame

Published: February 28, 2017 | By | 15 Replies Continue Reading

After attending a college reunion, a man tries to reconnect without success to someone he knew.

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When tact doesn’t work with a “friend”

Published: September 26, 2016 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

She’s tried tact, what does she do next about a clingy friend who doesn’t get the clues?

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This guy is just too clingy and dependent

Published: June 22, 2016 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

A woman laments her involvement with a friend who has become too clingy and dependent.

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An Ambivalent Friendship

Published: August 13, 2015 | Last Updated: March 18, 2022 By | 22 Replies Continue Reading

When two people begin to feel ambivalent about a friendship, it may have run its course. Not all friendships, even very good ones, last forever.

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Too desperate for friendship

Published: November 19, 2014 | By | 15 Replies Continue Reading

If you are too desperate, you may make bad choices when it comes to friendship.

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Some friendships work better in small doses

Published: October 27, 2013 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

When a long-term friendship seems one-sided and frustrating, it may be time to gently scale it back.

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Ending A One-Sided Friendship

Published: November 12, 2010 | Last Updated: January 18, 2024 By | 13 Replies Continue Reading

A reader asks about ending a one-sided friendship that has become draining and annoying. Hints haven’t helped.

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It’s hard to say goodbye to a BFF, even if she’s a narcissist

Published: June 11, 2010 | Last Updated: June 11, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I met my former BFF on the first day of college almost nine years ago. A year later, I went to a party she was throwing and met my now fiancé, who is great friends with her brothers. She was always a high maintenance friend; she was more concerned with having tons […]

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