Tag: possessive

Child and Adolescent Friendships: My friend doesn’t like me making other friends

Published: January 30, 2017 | Last Updated: January 31, 2017 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

A young woman’s friends doesn’t like her making other friends and wonders how to handle the situation.

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Living and working with a friend: Too much of a good thing?

Published: November 18, 2016 | Last Updated: November 18, 2016 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

A young woman living and working with a friend feels guilty about setting boundaries.

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Ditched by a gay friend when I started dating

Published: June 6, 2013 | Last Updated: June 7, 2013 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

It’s not uncommon for a gay friend or straight friend to feel threatened when a close friend falls in love with someone else but extreme possessiveness can be a friendship killer.

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A troubled marriage can make for troubled friendships

Published: June 24, 2012 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A troubled marriage can affect friendships QUESTION Dear Irene, I am so happy I have come across this blog and your book, Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with Your Best Friend.  It is nice to know there is a place to go for understanding and support when female friendships go awry. I, too, have a […]

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My sister is being controlled by a possessive friend

Published: October 3, 2011 | Last Updated: October 3, 2011 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

It’s frustrating to watch when a friend or family member is involved in an overly possessive relationship.   QUESTION  Dear Irene, I have three sisters and we are all close. We’ve never had problems with each other’s friends. My younger sister, who is 25, has a possessive, controlling friend who is also her business partner. Since […]

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My BFF can’t stand my boyfriend!

Published: July 6, 2011 | Last Updated: July 6, 2011 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

It’s disconcerting when your best friend doesn’t see what you see in him~   QUESTION Hello Irene, I have a disturbing scenario. My very best friend, whom I consider my older sister, is five years older than me. She is married, happy with her relationship, and has a good job, car, house and everything. On […]

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Self-centered friends: Better in small doses

Published: May 12, 2011 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

You might only be able to take a self-centered person in small doses.

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What do you do when a good friend hits on your husband?

Published: January 22, 2011 | Last Updated: January 22, 2011 By | 16 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, My best friend since first grade has an obvious crush on my husband. She would never admit it outright and would be hurt if she heard me say it. My husband has asked me to end my relationship with her because it makes him feel uncomfortable.   My husband is really my […]

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When Anxiety Clouds A Friendship

Published: October 5, 2010 | Last Updated: September 3, 2021 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A young woman recognizes that anxiety is interfering with her friendships and asks for advice so she doesn’t damage a close relationship.

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Befriending a “bad egg” in the office

Published: November 30, 2009 | Last Updated: May 6, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

Don’t give up all your other office relationships because of one bad egg!

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