I have a friend (for the past 20 years) who is extremely negative and depressed, impossible to deal with, irrational and who is completely draining me. Any and all suggestions I give to better her situation are repeatedly dismissed. Read More
Recently, my husband and I received some bad news. This was something my "friends" knew about, and had asked me to keep them posted on. Yet, when I emailed these four friends separately about the bad news, two responded and two have not. Read More
My BFF and I have been friends since high school (I am now 26). For most of these years we have been as tight and as happy as you could imagine. However, I feel she has been relying on me too heavily for emotional support and empathy while ignoring any issues I may be going through.
A reader writes: There's a guy I kind of like and there are some signs he likes me, too. But when I ask him questions by email, or ask if he's available to go out he says he's busy or doesn't respond.
My friendship is almost ruined and you’re the only one I could ask for help. I have my friend’s Facebook password so I was curious last night and logged in on her page (my mistake). I read a conversation with another of my friends. Read More
About 12 months ago my fiancé and I moved from the UK to the USA. A couple we knew had previously done the same thing 12 months earlier, and so when we moved I struck up a friendship with the woman...I thought we were starting to build a friendship. Read More
It is not uncommon for teens with learning disabilities to have problems making and keeping friends. Of course, the nature of these problems varies widely depending on the individuals and their disabilities. Read More
I have been part of a group of friends since we were at University. We were housemates and had nothing in common: not life style, not personality, not taste in anything. Yet we were a solid group of friends. Read More
I am often caught off guard by the recurring incidence of online "friends" (emailing, blogging, and/or Facebook) who want to take the friendship to the "face to face" level. The Internet has destroyed some important boundaries. Read More
I go to dinner with the same group of women for different reasons: birthdays, gourmet dinners, etc. A friend in the group, whom I talk with in a friendly way on the phone, always ignores me when we are out as a group. Read More
Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or the Día del amor y la Amistad (Day of Love and Friendship)—as do many Latin Americans—February 14th offers a perfect opportunity to show affection for close friends, who add so much to our lives. Read More