Friend Ghosting

Dear Emily, Last fall I befriended a woman via a trading FB page (we had a bunch of mutual acquaintances). I was initially excited because making new friends in your late-20s is hard and we have similar values (feminist! artsy!).  But our friendship coincided with her going through a really hard time. She required a lot […]

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Roommate Woes

Dear Emily, I’m a university student and I live in a house with four other people. I love it and I love my roommates, there’s just one issue. My roommate’s boyfriend (who is also my good friend, and who lives in a house in the neighborhood with a bunch of other of our guy friends) […]

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In The Middle

Dear Emily, A close friend of mine has been dating this guy for a few months. At first, I was very supportive. He seemed to have the stability her free spirit needed. But as things get more serious between them – I’m starting to see more and more red flags. He seems to take a […]

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Introvert Friend

Dear Emily, I have a dear friend whom I love, well, dearly. She is an only child and I come from a loud and boisterous family. I like hanging out with her but she never knows when to leave. Sometimes I need a little time to be alone to recharge and she doesn’t really understand […]

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Friendship Balance

Dear Emily, My friend is going through some very intensely stressful life changes and I’m being as supportive as I can. How do I balance being a friend for her while also making sure I’m taking care of myself while helping her? Before I get into my advice, I want you to take a deep […]

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