Did She Cut Off Our Friendship Because I'm Gay?

I am about 30 years old and a friend of 12 years, who was around for all of my major life changes, suddenly cut me off. I thought maybe she figured my wild phase was not a phase, but we all had our phases and they've passed. Then I thought maybe she was convinced I was a creep because I had explored my sexuality in some interesting ways when I came out of the closet.

Should a Friend Compete with You for the Same Job?

I told a friend of 32 years (a woman who I am currently starting to date) about a job that I interviewed for and she tells me that she wants to go for the job because it sounded like the job for her.

Poached: Am I Right to Feel Excluded and Violated by My Friend?

Amanda and Heather took to each other very fast. So fast that it became the three of us whenever something social was happening. I started quickly to feel like the third wheel.

Rich Girl, Poor Girl: Can Their Friendship Survive?

Can women of different social status or socio-economic background sustain a healthy, non-competitive, equal friendship?

My Home Away from Home: Making Friends in Maine

There are challenges in making and keeping friends in two geographical locations simultaneously but they can be overcome if you set your mind to it.

Miffed: My Friend Doesn't Know How to Say "Thank You"

A friend sends a gift to her friend's teenage daughter and receives no acknowledgement. Should she say something?

Gossip: Should My Friend Tell Me Things I Don't Want to Know?

Just because you've heard gossip, doesn't necessarily mean you have to pass it along to its target

My Friend's Husband Came on to Me, Should I Tell Her?

Hi Irene, A few months back, a married man I had known for eight years started verbally putting the moves on me. While I initially brushed it off and/or changed conversation topics in the beginning, his actions intensified via frequent phone calls and cryptic texts (he's a lawyer, and knew where to draw the line).

My Friend Flirts Too Much: Should I Say Something?

I go to a spinning class on Wednesday nights with a really nice and fun friend. I get a little embarrassed because she flirts endlessly with the instructor. Should I say something or let her be?

Undermined at Work by a 'Friend'

Friendships carry risks when they unravel and this is particularly true in the workplace. Yet, we spend so much of our lives at work that it's natural we would develop close friendships there.

Breaking up with a Friend is Never Easy

During World War II, many soldiers received "Dear John" letters from their girlfriends back home, who couldn't wait any longer and didn't want to go into a lengthy explanation about why they had to end their relationships.

Feeling Smothered by a Friend

It seems my divorce has killed my friendship with a good friend -- simply because my life has changed.

Happy Friendship Day, 2011!

Bet you didn't know that today, August 7, is Friendship Day?

My BFF Can't Stand My Boyfriend!

During the four months after my break up with a guy, my best friend was a great support during this horrible time of my life. After the breakup, I found an amazing guy whom I have been dating for 5 months. When my friend first met him, she pointed out he was perfect for me. Now she doesn't like me spending time with him.

Choosing Sides After a Friendship Breakup

I had a very painful falling out with a really close friend several months ago...My struggle is that my boyfriend, who met this ex-friend through me, still wants to be friends with her.

A Teen Asks: How Can I Get My Friendship Back?

It's common that friendships and allegiances shift during the teen years but it's still painful when it happens.

Guest Post: 7 Ways to Cheer Up A Girlfriend

Sometimes we have days that are awful. As bad as it is when we have bad days, it is almost worse when a good friend has a bad day.

When a Friendship Breakup Spills over to Family

Two friends split and the tension spills over to their husbands and children

An Inconvenient Truth: She's Made You a Second-Tier Friend

The problem is that my friend only acts like my BFF when she has no one else.

The Friendship Phase-Out

When friends are always busy and never initiate contact, they may be trying to step back from the friendship.

Do Mean Girls Ever Grow Up?

The "mean girl" mother was in the PTA and prevented me from being a room mother and even lost some of my son's paper work for school. Her husband runs youth sports. This spring, her husband "lost" my youngest son's paperwork for summer baseball tryouts so he never got to try out for the "A" team.

What Should I Say to a Friend with Body Odor?

I have a friend who has really let herself go. She hasn't had a job in over a year and doesn't leave her house that much. When she does, she smells so badly that more than five people have said something to me.

Coming to Terms With an Imperfect Mother

My mom and I have had a very complicated relationship. Even before my parents had an awful divorce 14 years ago (and they still can't attend any events together), we butted heads. I have a hard time talking to her; she constantly talks about the past and in the last two years has begun alienating my younger sister.

Life as a Widow: How Can I Attend My Son's Wedding Alone?

I am a 60-year-old widow; my husband passed away in 2006. My son and his partner are getting married in three months. They've paid my airfare so I can be at the wedding but because it's so expensive, no one else from my family can attend and I'll be there alone

The Flip Side of TMI: TMQ or Too Many Questions

Question: I have a friend who constantly asks where I'm going, what I'm doing, and who I'm with. She is a great friend otherwise, but I feel like I'm being interrogated!

Dealing With Adult Bullies

I cannot believe I am dealing with a female, adult, bully at age 42---but here I am. She is a neighbor who lives behind my house.