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: August 23, 2022 By | 17 Replies Continue Reading

A reader asks: What do you do when a good friend hits on your husband? Does the friendship have to come to an end?

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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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