Tag: women

In the Media – Cleo Magazine: Are you too UNPICKY with your friends?

Published: July 23, 2010 | Last Updated: December 13, 2016 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

I was recently interviewed by Nicole Elphick, a writer with Cleo, an Australian fashion and beauty magazine.

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Talking about friendship with NYT best-selling author Jane Green

Published: June 28, 2010 | Last Updated: October 17, 2020 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

New York Times best-selling author Jane Green is a mother of six. Remarkably, she has written a book a year for the past 12 years. Like her other books, the newest one also focuses on the emotional lives of lives of women.

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Is turning off a cell phone the solution to this friendship problem?

Published: May 29, 2010 | Last Updated: May 30, 2010 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, My friend and I are best friends and I care about her a great deal. She calls me A LOT! I don’t mind that but the problem is that if I don’t pick up the phone she gets really upset. Many times, I have tried to explain to her that I don’t […]

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Finding a Bunco group, one player at a time

Published: May 27, 2010 | Last Updated: May 27, 2010 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, First of all, thank you for your blog and columns; I’ve gained much insight from you. I am a 42-year-old mother of two boys and I have always had trouble making friends. I’ve read countless books on the subject of relationships and intellectually, I know what to do: Be open, smile, ask […]

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Working with an ex-friend: Should she stay or should she go?

Published: May 23, 2010 | Last Updated: May 24, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I started a job approximately a year ago and met a woman with whom I became friends immediately. She was fun to be with and an interesting person. The only drawback was that she seemed to constantly talk about people and write off friends the minute she felt they had done her […]

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Friendship by the Book – Three Wishes: A true story of good friends…

Published: May 5, 2010 | Last Updated: May 5, 2010 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

Becoming an older mother is never easy—physically or emotionally—especially if there’s no logical father-to-be on the horizon. Three Wishes: A True Story of Good Friends, Crushing Heartbreak, and Astonishing Luck on Our Way to Love and Motherhood (Little Brown, 2010) is an incredibly wise, witty and powerful memoir written by three brave and accomplished women […]

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Guest post: Can a mother be a daughter’s best friend?

Published: May 3, 2010 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 17 Replies Continue Reading

We’ve all heard stories of (and some of us have witnessed up close) moms who are trying so desperately to be cool that they opt for the role of BFFs to their daughters instead of moms. But can a mother really be a daughter’s best friend?

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A carpool friendship: Has it reached a dead end?

Published: April 28, 2010 | Last Updated: December 9, 2014 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Losing a job and a husband at once (whether or not she liked them) is tough for any woman.

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Friendship and agreeing to disagree

Published: April 25, 2010 | Last Updated: April 25, 2010 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene My girlfriend of 15 years and I got into a heated discussion that escalated into her walking out on me while we were in a restaurant. It was obvious that we were at loggerheads on a topic about which we had opposing views. Her style is to leave, not speak, and avoid […]

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The sadness of moving on and leaving a BFF behind

Published: April 16, 2010 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, Over the course of my life I’ve had two or three best friends, relationships that ended for one reason or another. Although I have a good marriage with a wonderful man, I’ve always felt incomplete without a best friend. Four years ago I bonded with someone who had been an acquaintance for […]

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