Tag: romantic

When a best friend starts to feel like more than a friend

Published: February 29, 2016 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

A young woman doesn’t know how to tell a guy that she likes him more than a friend.

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A gay woman wants her friendship back

Published: April 5, 2015 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

A 62-year old gay woman asks for advice on resurrecting a platonic friendship.

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When Remaining Just Friends Is Tough

Published: March 3, 2014 | Last Updated: March 29, 2022 By | Reply Continue Reading

If two people have different expectations of a friendship, remaining “just friends” can be tough and uncomfortable for them both.

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The Fantasy Best Friend

Published: February 20, 2012 | Last Updated: February 21, 2012 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Not all best friends turn out to be keepers   QUESTION Irene, I had a boyfriend for two months that I became madly in love with, and thought he felt the same for me.  His friends constantly said they had never seen him like this. Then, late into his birthday party, we got into a spat […]

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Your platonic friend…she’s just not that into you~

Published: December 13, 2010 | Last Updated: December 13, 2010 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I have read and been told by female friends that when a man is friends with a woman and all of a sudden wants to take it to a romantic level, the woman will "freak out" and get turned off. She’ll feel betrayed, thinking that the man’s intentions all along were to […]

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A Friendship Too Broken To Fix?

Published: December 28, 2008 | Last Updated: September 4, 2022 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading
A Friendship Too Broken To Fix?

A friendship may be too broken to fix if it is consistently disappointing and unsatisfying. Friendships should be additive to our lives. QUESTION Dear Irene, Nicole and I met soon after each of us moved to a new town and we hit it off immediately. We were both adrenaline junkies, partners in crime who enjoyed […]

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