Tag: woman

Friendship on the rocks: She’s never invited to the parties

Published: December 23, 2009 | Last Updated: December 23, 2009 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION   Dear Irene, I met my best friend at a small restaurant where we both used to work. Even after I quit, Dee and I were very close and talked on the phone two or three times a day. We knew every personal detail of each other’s lives. She used to tell me you […]

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Bad News: What would you say to Mrs. Tiger Woods if you were her BFF?

Published: December 20, 2009 | Last Updated: December 20, 2009 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

What would you say to Elin Nordegren (Mrs. Tiger Woods) if you were her BFF? Bad news can take many forms but the rules of friendship-on how to help a close friend who is dealing with bad stuff-are fairly universal.   What would you say to any friend who was experiencing an overwhelming personal problem? […]

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Am I my friend’s keeper?

Published: September 7, 2009 | Last Updated: September 7, 2009 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, Hopefully, you can help me with my predicament. Over the past six months I’ve been "friends" with a 25-year-old girl. I’m a 37-year-old woman. Yeah, you know where I’m going with this! She is where I USED to be: binging, playing the victim role, can’t find love, affection, or the attention she […]

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Guest Post from Daylle Schwartz – What would you do for a friend?

Published: August 22, 2009 | Last Updated: September 26, 2020 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Daylle Schwartz, author of Nice Girls Can Finish First, has heard a litany of complaints that people make about their friends: Why does she take me for granted? How can he flirt with my girlfriend? Why don’t I get support? Many of them had friends who were consistent downers too, whining about the same problem […]

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Seven Friendship Recovery Affirmations

Published: May 18, 2009 | Last Updated: May 18, 2009 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

Most friendships don’t last forever. If you are reeling from a failed friendship or one that seemed to drift apart, here are some thoughts to help you get over the hurt. It may even be more helpful to substitute your own.   Repeat these affirmations as many times as it takes to actually feel them […]

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Downgrading a disappointing friendship

Published: May 17, 2009 | Last Updated: May 19, 2009 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Hello, I have been struggling over this issue for so long and do not know what to do. I am 37 years old and have had a close friendship with a girl since second grade. Since then, we have been BFFs. After 7th grade I moved away, but we stayed connected and visited each […]

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