Tag: reader Q & A

Friendship and Loss: When The Loved One Who Dies Is A Friend

Published: August 18, 2021 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading
Friendship and Loss: When The Loved One Who Dies Is A Friend

Friendship and loss is a topic that’s not often spoken about but it can be very painful to lose a long-time friend.

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A friend asks: Should I throw her Maid of Honor under a bus?

Published: October 4, 2010 | Last Updated: September 30, 2015 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

A maid of honor upsets one of the bride’s guests.

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Friends who live high on the hog

Published: September 29, 2010 | Last Updated: April 6, 2016 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A woman expresses hurt over friends who live high on the hog.

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A less-than-perfect friend

Published: September 27, 2010 | Last Updated: September 27, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

Friendships are rarely perfect; they come in more flavors and textures than Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Sometimes, coming to terms with a less than perfect friendship is a matter of viewing it realistically, putting it in perspective, setting boundaries, and deciding to get and give what you can so the relationship is mutually rewarding. […]

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My best friend is too demanding

Published: September 22, 2010 | Last Updated: October 10, 2010 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, My best friend has become overly dependent on me. She’s been living in another state for the last few years but we see each other, on average, once every three months and talk multiple times a day, via phone, text and AIM.   I live with my fiancé (newly engaged) and even […]

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Help! My friend is too clingy!

Published: September 17, 2010 | Last Updated: June 26, 2013 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

A reader asks: How do I handle a long-time friend who is too clingy?

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Her friends say they’re ‘just not that into him’

Published: August 25, 2010 | Last Updated: August 25, 2010 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, Our best friend has been seeing this guy. She’s really into him so she wanted us to spend some time together to get to know him. Unfortunately, both of us really dislike him. We find him arrogant and narcissistic, to the point of his putting us down to make himself look better. […]

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Neglecting sisters for misters: Facing the consequences

Published: August 19, 2010 | Last Updated: August 19, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION I recently broke up with my boyfriend and had honestly neglected my friends during our relationship. What would be the best way to get into their good graces again?   ANSWER There’s no sense pretending: If you know, they know too. Admit you were dumb to get caught up with a jerk and go […]

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When close friends become far-away friends

Published: August 17, 2010 | Last Updated: June 15, 2015 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

What do you do when close friends become far-away friends?

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How to Handle A Facebook Frenemy

Published: August 4, 2010 | Last Updated: August 1, 2013 By | 21 Replies Continue Reading

Have you ever had the unsettling experience of having a Facebook frenemy?

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