Tag: poaching

Friend Poaching Isn’t Solely A Problem Of The Young

Published: August 28, 2016 | Last Updated: October 23, 2021 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading
Friend Poaching Isn’t Solely A Problem Of The Young

A woman in her 70s feels used by a “friend poaching” friend. This pesky friendship problem seems to be ageless.

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Bridesmaid advice: When the bride feels left out

Published: February 17, 2016 | Last Updated: February 17, 2016 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
Bridesmaid advice: When the bride feels left out

Wedding etiquette expert Sharon Naylor offers sage advice to a bride who feels left out when her bridesmaids become chummy with each other.

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You’ve been friend poached!

Published: December 28, 2015 | By | 12 Replies Continue Reading

A woman asks: Is it normal to feel jealous and sad when you’re friend poached?

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Poached: Two friends who have found each other

Published: December 1, 2015 | Last Updated: December 1, 2015 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

The poster isn’t upset about her two friends who have found each other but is sick of listening to the poacher who feels the need to constantly remind her.

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Friendship Calculus: The Problem of Three

Published: March 21, 2011 | Last Updated: November 5, 2021 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

When three people are good friends, it’s not unusual for two of them to become closer to each other over time. In your situation, what made the change especially painful is that you introduced these two women to each other and now they are excluding you.

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Spinning out of control: It’s painful to lose friends and disturbing to lose clients

Published: April 2, 2010 | Last Updated: April 2, 2010 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION   Dear Irene, I am 51 years old, married 28 years, with 3 grown kids. I work at a gym as a personal trainer/spinning instructor. I quickly became friends with a woman 10 years younger who moved here from another state. She is 40 years old, single, without any kids, and had been in […]

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A friend poached one too many times

Published: December 8, 2009 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Dr. Levine,   I’m a mom of two girls, ages five and nine. I met another mom at the playground in May and we hit it off quite well, though my 5-year-old was a little slow to warm up to her 5-year-old. Since she and her family had just moved, she had not […]

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