Tag: workplace

Shifting workplace alliances

Published: May 19, 2014 | Last Updated: May 19, 2014 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

When workplace alliances change or disappoint, it’s important to maintain your focus on work.

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Friend crush: Dropped and depressed

Published: March 26, 2014 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

An unrequited friend crush at work with an unhappy ending.

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You can’t always count on workplace friendships

Published: March 15, 2014 | Last Updated: March 15, 2014 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

Workplace friendships often require boundaries.

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My Friend At Work Dumped Me: Should I Keep Hanging On To Hope?

Published: November 1, 2012 | Last Updated: October 28, 2021 By | 11 Replies Continue Reading
My Friend At Work Dumped Me: Should I Keep Hanging On To Hope?

Breakups of workplace friendships can be particularly challenging to get over because you’re likely to come face-to-face on a regular basis.

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Finding it difficult to let go of an ex-friend

Published: August 10, 2012 | Last Updated: October 28, 2012 By | 13 Replies Continue Reading

I’m finding it difficult to let go of an ex-friend. We went to school together and, by pure luck, ended up working in the same company.
Things were awesome at first. We would cry, laugh and do a lot of things together. We ended up sharing a place, which I now think was a bad move for our friendship.

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Distraught over a Breakup with a Workplace Friend

Published: December 9, 2011 | Last Updated: January 29, 2013 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Right now, only we know about it, but it’s bound to spread. I am not planning to say anything, but she likely will. Plus, it will eventually become apparent to others that we aren’t friends.

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Mom worried about work friendship endangering her child’s emotional well-being

Published: November 19, 2011 | Last Updated: November 19, 2011 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION  Hi Irene, I work for a business that represents some former friends. They have a nine-year-old daughter who was a BFF with our nine-year-old daughter. Over the summer, the friends offered to care for our daughter one day a week while I was at work. It all started out almost too well, with tons […]

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Working with friends: A double-edged sword

Published: June 9, 2011 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | Reply Continue Reading

Working with friends can be complicated but if you have a problem with a work colleague, try to stay calm and make the best of your job.

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How to set boundaries with an oddball co-worker

Published: May 24, 2011 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, I have a co-worker who is married who came from a central office to a satellite office where I work. His co-workers from the central office made undermining jokes about him. I’m beginning to understand why. He boasts about an association he’s in and tells stories about what he’s doing. He visits […]

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Great Friendship Stories: The Doria-Dentes from Brooklyn

Published: May 11, 2011 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

Margaret Doria and Anita Dente have taught at the same two Catholic high schools in Brooklyn, at the same time, for 45 years. At first blush, they seem like the proverbial "odd couple"—an Oscar and Felix with different styles and views of the world. A collegial relationship at first developed into an extraordinary friendship. Fast […]

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