Tag: trust

Should friends be brutally truthful with one another?

Published: January 4, 2012 | Last Updated: September 25, 2013 By | 30 Replies Continue Reading

While everyone wants authentic, truthful friendships, it can be challenging to find the right balance between honesty and tact

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The Kiss: Do you think her best friend will forgive her?

Published: December 14, 2011 | Last Updated: September 4, 2014 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Two friends have a fallout when one of them kisses the other’s ex.

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Best Friends: Can there be second chances?

Published: September 23, 2011 | Last Updated: September 23, 2011 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A sense of trust is one of the requisites of a healthy friendship.   QUESTION Hi Irene, I was best friends with this girl for about three years. We did everything together, we hung out at school, went out together after school, and then IM-ed each other every day for hours. She was one of […]

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Am I Right To Feel Excluded and Violated By My Friend?

Published: September 2, 2011 | Last Updated: November 4, 2021 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading
Am I Right To Feel Excluded and Violated By My Friend?

In threesomes, it’s common for one person to feel excluded. It may turn out that the other two people feel closer to each other than they do to you.

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No Best Friends But Plenty of Contacts

Published: February 9, 2011 | Last Updated: December 15, 2020 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi, I have grown up moving around a lot—five middle schools and six elementary schools to be exact. Always being the new kid conditioned me to meet new people. Once I hit a certain point with friends, I find new ones. I guess I get bored or scared. Is it okay to not have […]

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Guest Post – Finding friendship and courage in Verona

Published: December 10, 2010 | Last Updated: December 11, 2010 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

by Maria Rainier   Since developing anorexia and bulimia as a freshman in college, I’ve found it very difficult to make, never mind maintain, close friendships with women. I began recovering from my disorders halfway through college, literally two months before I was scheduled to study abroad for a semester. I should have gone into […]

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The Friend Trend: Who do you trust?

Published: October 2, 2010 | Last Updated: October 2, 2010 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

As often as I Google and check out Trip Advisor, Zagat, or Amazon for advice or product ratings, I’m just as likely to turn to a friend. Some of my friends are born infomaniacs. They seem to know more than I do about everything. Others are niche specialists: Judy knows the menu of nearly every […]

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Friendship: For the sake of the children?

Published: September 8, 2010 | Last Updated: June 12, 2013 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

Some moms are so eager to make friends for the sake of the children that they don’t exercise sufficient caution,

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Thoughts on Being Defriended

Published: September 4, 2010 | Last Updated: August 1, 2013 By | 20 Replies Continue Reading

When I was defriended on Facebook, I felt like a door had been slammed in my face.

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Losing sleep over a betrayal by a couple

Published: May 30, 2010 | Last Updated: September 26, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, My husband and I were very close friends with another couple who betrayed and hurt us deeply. They made twisted and false accusations about our marriage, my upbringing, my mental state, etc. They shared this with our neighbors and friends but luckily, it did not affect how our neighbors treated us. If […]

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