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A Social Butterfly Friend Who Keeps Secrets

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A Social Butterfly Friend Who Keeps Secrets

A friendship with a “social butterfly” friend who withholds names (or other information) can feel perplexing and distant.

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A couple cuts off contact

Published: May 14, 2016 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

A woman is left baffled when her fiancé’s friend and his wife cut off contact.

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How should I handle invasive questions from friends?

Published: June 28, 2014 | By | 29 Replies Continue Reading

If you feel like questions from friends are invasive, you have to figure out why you feel that way.

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Dumped by a friend with no explanation

Published: March 16, 2013 | Last Updated: March 16, 2013 By | 49 Replies Continue Reading

Being dumped by a friend is something that happens commonly—but its frequency doesn’t make it less painful. Afterwards, it’s normal to feel hurt and rejected, and to question both your own actions and the authenticity of the friendship.

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How can a misunderstanding kill a longtime friendship?

Published: October 10, 2009 | Last Updated: October 10, 2009 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, Five years ago, my girlfriend stopped communicating with me. I found out later on from my sister that my friend’s husband was diagnosed with stomach cancer and I wasn’t there for her. The only reason I wasn’t there was I did not know. Her daughter told me that I had been e-mailed […]

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