Tag: one-sided

When no response is a response

Published: January 5, 2014 | Last Updated: January 5, 2014 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

Although it can be painful and disappointing, when there’s no response from a friend, you may simply need to let go.

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Can you remain friends after you’re been jilted?

Published: January 4, 2014 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

A woman “falls hard” for her friend and is suddenly replaced by someone else.

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My friend has no interest in what I have to say

Published: January 3, 2014 | By | 14 Replies Continue Reading

What do you do when a friend has no interest in what you have to say?

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Friendship: In sickness and in health? Not always

Published: May 18, 2013 | Last Updated: May 18, 2013 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Two friends bond over sickness until one regains her health. Are there magic words to end this troubling friendship?

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5 strategies for handling friends who talk too much

Published: March 3, 2013 | Last Updated: July 14, 2013 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

It’s important to set boundaries with friends who talk too much.

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Slowly losing all my friends

Published: August 28, 2012 | Last Updated: October 28, 2012 By | 38 Replies Continue Reading

I have had four very close/ best friends. These are ones whom I shared every aspect of my life with—the ones I go to for real advice and truly respect their opinions. Slowly but surely each one has cut me out, all of this occurring at different points during my life.

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Regretting the loss of a 20-year friendship

Published: June 13, 2012 | Last Updated: April 18, 2016 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

While it’s sad to let go of a 20-year friendship, it isn’t necessarily a reason for regret.

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Asking too much of a friend

Published: May 16, 2012 | Last Updated: May 21, 2012 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION  Hi Irene, I’ve recently been coming to terms with some deeply buried grief, and also struggling with self-injury problems as well. My "best friend" of 19 years has hardly been there for me and only seems to come around when he needs me. He makes it very clear that he does not care about […]

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Avoiding A One-Sided Friendship

Published: February 28, 2012 | Last Updated: May 7, 2022 By | 29 Replies Continue Reading
Avoiding A One-Sided Friendship

I have an acquaintance at church who is a real sweet gal, and often calls for a chat or asks me to coffee. I can’t call her a friend because it’s a bit of a one-sided friendship.

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Me, me, me: When friendship is a one-way street

Published: April 11, 2009 | Last Updated: April 25, 2016 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

One-way friendships can be very frustrating.

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