Tag: timing

Dropped by an old friend

Published: August 10, 2016 | By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

A woman laments being dropped by an old friend when she needed her most.

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How long does it take an angry friend to get over it?

Published: April 7, 2016 | By | 14 Replies Continue Reading

A woman wonders how long to give her angry friend before she contacts her again.

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How do you decide when it is time to break up with a friend?

Published: December 13, 2013 | By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

The time to break up with a friend is when you’re absolutely sure about your decision.

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Friendship: The Significance of Timing

Published: February 6, 2012 | Last Updated: February 6, 2012 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

Two close male friends with a long history drift apart   QUESTION Dear Irene, My friend and I became friends when his family moved into my neighborhood when we were both kids. My friend was an outcast and very different from other kids at an early age. Parents questioned his sexuality early on and not […]

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Making Friends: When Should I Disclose My Emotional Baggage?

Published: September 12, 2010 | Last Updated: April 28, 2021 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene: I have difficulty making new friends because of all of the heavy stuff I have to reveal to them. I’ve tried two basic approaches. The first is the “early hook:” making a good first impression. What I mean is that upon first talking to someone, I’m uncharacteristically pleasant, relaxed, and outgoing. I […]

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Relating to a friend in crisis

Published: August 23, 2010 | Last Updated: August 23, 2010 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, My friend and I are very close and she’s recently been under a lot of stress. A family member is dying and she is caring for this person. For about two months, she’s been unable to listen to anything I say. If I don’t agree with her completely, she angrily says I […]

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Out-of-sync friendships: A matter of timing

Published: October 19, 2007 | Last Updated: October 22, 2007 By | Reply Continue Reading

Characteristically, friendships change over time. And one reason why many of them flounder, is simply because two friends are on different wave lengths in terms of their perspectives about time. Perhaps her pace is slower than yours. She appears to have more leisure time, while you’re at a phase in life when you are juggling […]

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