Tag: social cues

Avoiding A One-Sided Friendship

Published: February 28, 2012 | Last Updated: January 18, 2024 By | 29 Replies Continue Reading
Avoiding A One-Sided Friendship

I have an acquaintance at church who is a real sweet gal, and often calls for a chat or asks me to coffee. I can’t call her a friend because it’s a bit of a one-sided friendship.

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Why can’t I make friends?

Published: December 16, 2011 | Last Updated: March 24, 2013 By | 30 Replies Continue Reading

Recognizing a persistent pattern, a reader asks “Why can’t I make friends?”

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Brushed aside by my “best friend” at a formal dinner party

Published: November 16, 2011 | Last Updated: November 16, 2011 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, Being that a new husband is a good friend — and should be a best friend — how do you handle being abandoned at a formal dinner party? Your partner is right next to you, but ignores you for a good 30 minutes talking to another woman whose husband most likely is […]

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A frenemy across the street is too close for comfort

Published: November 9, 2009 | Last Updated: November 9, 2009 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene: I have been friends with the most needy, self absorbed, delusional person for nearly eight years. This woman can be absolutely toxic to the point that I have panic attacks when I feel trapped into interacting with her lately. Ours has never been a 50/50 sort of relationship.   I tend to […]

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