Introduced two friends...and now I'm left out

About two years ago I became friends with a woman I met at a class. We immediately hit it off and became fast friends. It seemed like we had lots in common...

Friends Who Make You Feel Bad About Your Neck

"My friends always seem to point out my flaws. I admit that I have insecurities, but they point things out that I don't even mention."

International Day of the Girl

Do you have some friendship advice to share with young women? Please chime in.

Friendship: In Sickness and Health

I was close friends with a woman for several years. Six months ago, she abruptly ended the friendship. Prior to the end of the friendship, I was going through cancer radiation treatments...

Feeling Conflicted about Our Group of Three

I am friendly with two woman that I met at college...when the three of us are together, I often feel left out.

Fighting Loneliness in Small Steps

A reader explains how she combats feelings of loneliness through some of her interests. She challenges others...

Narcissism: Surviving the Self-Involved

I worked for two decades in healthcare, but it was through my personal journey in a few relationships that I began to learn, really learn, about narcissism...

How to End a Relationship With a Needy Friend

Women find it hard to end friendships for a variety of why.

Help! My Teenage Daughter Has Only One Friend

My heart aches for my daughter who is a senior in high school. She has suffered from insecurities since she was in elementary school.

Problems Getting Close to My Self-Centered Friend: What Can I Do?

My friend is shockingly self-centered and has tended to not care about me.

Living With a Close Friend: What Happened to Our Friendship?

I was very excited about our new living arrangement and assumed that it would only strengthen our friendship. However, living with this friend seems to have had the opposite effect.

Making Friends: Having Trouble Getting Close

I am a 27-year-old woman and find myself lacking the close friendships I long for...When I get to a certain level of closeness with new friends, I don't have the skills to carry on.

Money, Trust, and Friendship

I told my friend I was buying an expensive item I had always wanted. Since I had saved for this item, it wasn't going to be a problem for me. She then said she needed one, too, and that she would pay me back..

The Worst Part of a Breakup: Not Knowing What Went Wrong

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.

How An Extramarital Affair Can Unravel Female Friendships

About six months ago, my BFF of 10 years, Penny, confided that she was having an affair with our mutual close friend, Amy's, husband. Our families are all friends and her burdening me with this information was extremely difficult for me.

Facebook Reminds Me of the Childhood Friends I Don't Have

If grade school wasn't the best time of your life socially, don't spend another minute lurking on the Facebook pages of people you probably wouldn't want to be friends with now.

Is it Possible to Be Friends with a Psychologist?

I've become friends with a man who happens to be a psychologist. I've tried to be careful from the start to make sure I don't "use" him like a free therapy outlet...

When a Friend Doesn't Trust You

I'm having a bit of a "fight" with me best friend. Let me first explain a bit about us. She's a year younger than I am (27) and is bipolar, with rapid and extreme swings between depression and mania.

Change Can Challenge Friendships

While I have good friendships with my male buddies, I feel deprived when it comes to female friends who can actually be my shoulder to cry on and encourage me.

Friendship, Faith & Religion

Yes, differences in faith and religion (not unlike differences in political affiliations)—or differences between believing and not believing—can often divide friends.

Regrets Over Lost Friendships

I have been friends with someone for over twenty years. She's remarried to a guy, whom I don't think likes my husband or me. We use to be invited to her Christmas party every year. NO more. Last time I was there, she made sure I was not there when he came home, and our time was limited because she was going to a party with his friends.

Guest Post: Getting Over the Feeling of Being a Stranger in Your Own Neighborhood

With a little bit of moxie, my friend and colleague, Laura E. Kelly, used technology to overcome the feelings of estrangement from neighbors that are so typical today. Laura agreed to write her story here to inspire others who want to get to know their neighbors.

On Meeting Friends Halfway

My friend is a lovely person and I really welcomed her friendship. However, over the past few months, she's become more exclusive and 'clingy.'

Was a Lie the Death Knell for this Friendship?

I'm 37 years old but when I was 18, my best friend and I met this friendly guy whom we both liked, but he liked me more. He and I kept our relationship quiet for a while but at a party, my best friend saw us together.

I've Lost All My Friends...What Do I Do Now?

About two years ago I had so many friends that it was great. I was at my last job. But then, hundreds of us got laid off/fired. Only a handful of folks kept their jobs. It was a wonderful company and I miss seeing my friends each day.

My So-Called Friend

My so-called friend deleted me on Facebook because of an accidental slip-of-the-tongue. I told her I didn't like her cousin. I thought telling the truth even though it hurts was the right thing.

The Awkwardness of Friendship After Dating

I really cared a lot about someone whom I dated. After the end of our dating relationship three years ago, I was devastated. However, I was very willing to be his friend. For the last two years, I was doing all of the hard work and effort to maintain this friendship.

Am I Asking Too Much of a Friend?

I've recently been coming to terms with some deeply buried grief, and also struggling with self-injury problems as well. My "best friend" of 19 years has hardly been there for me and only seems to come around when he needs me.

Getting Involved in Someone Else's Marriage Is Always Risky Business

I have a friend with whom I haven't really been in contact with for about nine months. My husband heard her husband say some really nasty things about her. Their marriage was already having some issues and she led us to believe that she was getting ready to leave him. So my husband thought she should know what her husband was saying behind her back.

When a Boss Pulls the Plug on a Friendship

I was recently dumped by one of my closest friends, whom I loved dearly. I am devastated, sad, hurt and disappointed. But I have an extra big problem: my ex-friend is my boss.