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The Vine: May 2, 2012
May 2, 2012 – 12:47 PM | 21 Comments
The Vine: May 2, 2012

This might be a "friendships have a lifespan" question, but it seems a little more complicated than that, and I could use some perspective.
"C" and I have been friends since college. She is a year …

The Vine: March 28, 2012
March 28, 2012 – 3:44 PM | 51 Comments
The Vine: March 28, 2012

A few years ago, my best friend, W, met L. I had recently moved away and W was feeling lonely (she's pretty shy and has a hard time meeting new people), so she was really …

The Vine: February 15, 2012
February 15, 2012 – 10:54 AM | 18 Comments
The Vine: February 15, 2012

Eight years ago, during college, I became very close friends with a co-worker. She had just graduated from high school and her boyfriend was at boot camp. A few months after we met, they became …

The Vine: February 8, 2012
February 8, 2012 – 2:45 PM | 35 Comments
The Vine: February 8, 2012

I have an "expired friendship" question. I've known this friend (Mark, let's say) since our first year of college, which was nearly twenty years ago. I considered him one of my closest friends, and he …

The Vine: January 18, 2012
January 18, 2012 – 2:52 PM | 11 Comments
The Vine: January 18, 2012

"H" and I have been friends for seven years. For the first four, we were very close; then I moved schools and we both went to university, so we saw each other less often, but …

The Vine: January 11, 2012
January 11, 2012 – 2:22 PM | 30 Comments
The Vine: January 11, 2012

My best friend is just that because she's fun, honest, caring, and a truly good person. I know I can count on her for…well, almost everything.
Here's the thing — BF believes she can't have a …

The Vine: December 28, 2011
December 28, 2011 – 9:24 AM | 68 Comments
The Vine: December 28, 2011

Backstory: childhood best friend and I have been good friends for about 23 years now. We were in preschool together, most of the same classes until we graduated high school, sleepovers, the whole "golden childhood …

The Vine: December 21, 2011
December 21, 2011 – 4:02 PM | 3 Comments
The Vine: December 21, 2011

This is one of those "some friendships have a lifespan" problems, I suppose. Years ago, when I was at secondary school, I was friends with L. We were really close, but being teenagers we fell …

The Vine: November 16, 2011
November 16, 2011 – 5:16 PM | 12 Comments
The Vine: November 16, 2011

This is a question about a friend and money.
A coworker and I developed a friendship that was very work-based. We chatted at work, emailed throughout the day, left for staff meeting early to share a …

The Vine: August 24, 2011
August 24, 2011 – 9:49 AM | 66 Comments
The Vine: August 24, 2011

Now with follow-up info! — 10/17/11
I have a wedding-related conundrum, and I hope you (and the illustrious Vine readership) can help me figure out the best course of action.
My dear friend B just got engaged …