Tag: selfish

At Wit’s End: My friend lives from hand-to-mouth and I always need to bail her out

Published: January 27, 2012 | Last Updated: September 4, 2014 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

A point can come in a friendship when you’re not only doing a disservice to yourself but also to the other person.

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The etiquette of remaining friends with an ex-friend’s mom

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

QUESTION Dear Irene, I’ve been dealing with a painful friendship break-up but I’m actually happier now without my ex-friend. It was more of a one-sided friendship where I was always initiating get-togethers that rarely happened.   I thought I’d moved on until she bumped into me on the street and said, "Hello, how are you?" […]

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Ditched by a best friend

Published: January 28, 2011 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 88 Replies Continue Reading

If you have been ditched by a best friend, it’s probably time to back off.

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Feeling used by a friend

Published: April 7, 2009 | Last Updated: April 8, 2009 By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, My best friend has been in a relationship for the last two years. She has low self-esteem and this guy is no good, controlling and manipulative. I’m not the only friend who has told her that. Since she has been with him it seems the only time she contacts me anymore is […]

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