Can a friend who is ‘green with envy’ really be a friend?

I hate this about myself. I am a spiritual, introspective person. But when this envy problem flares up, I feel like a very mean child.

New Girl on the Block: Amanda Blain

Girlfriend Social provides new opportunities for women to forge real friendships online.

Friendship by the Book: Pieces of Happily Ever After

Although it's sometimes hard to accept, life never evolves like a fairy tale. Journalist and author Irene Zutell's latest novel, "Pieces of Happily Ever After" (St. Martin's Griffin, 2009), sensitively captures the inevitable struggles that women encounter along the way, including: infidelity, divorce, balancing care for children and parents, juggling work and family, growing up, achieving independence, losing friends and making them.

Disappearing Acts: When friends are gone after a diagnosis of bipolar disorder

Dear Dr. Levine,I am reeling from the awareness that certain friends who meant a great deal to me have abruptly turned their back on me now that I have revealed and declared my struggle with mental illness.

Betrayed by the Office Gossip Girl

I took a new job and became friendly with a woman named Gina. She told me about her past mistakes and seemed very consumed with guilt over them. In the spirit of sympathy, I told Gina that what was done so long ago should be forgiven and spilled my own secrets...

When a new romance leaves no room for friends

I've known Pete since third grade and I've always felt close to him, as though I could trust him with my life. But our friendship doesn't seem to be the same way for him although he used to say it was.

How to handle a fizzling friendship

Lately my friend has adopted this "I love you, now go away" persona that's testing my patience...