Friendship Advice Archives - Tamara Hartley Your Advice Guru and How-To Coach

Regret Recommending Friend for Job!

Dear Tamara: I regret recommending friend for job! A good friend of mine had been out of work for over six months. When a position came open in my company I recommended her for the job. I have been with my company for seven years so my opinion and recommendation are respected. I work hard […]

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So Many People Have Let Me Down!

Dear Tamara: In my lifetime I have been hurt and let down by everyone around me (my former spouse, family members, and friends). People have let me down so much in the past that I have a hard time connecting with anyone. I guess you can say that I have built a wall of protection […]

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Girlfriend Works With Ex Husband!

Dear Tamara: My girlfriend and I have been dating for over a year. I knew going in that she and her ex husband were close. They have been divorced for about five years, but their lives are still very much connected. They have a six-year-old daughter and they work together every day. I have tried […]

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How Far Should I Go for Friendship?

Dear Tamara: I recently learned that one of my coworkers (who is also a very good friend) is being let go by our employer. My friend is a single mother of two and I really want to give her the heads up so that she can be prepared and make necessary accommodations, but because of […]

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Mixing Friendship and Business!

Dear Tamara: My best friend wants us to go into business together. At first, I was excited about the business opportunity, but the more I talk to people the more it makes me nervous. Everyone keeps telling me that you should never mix friendship and business because it can ruin a friendship. One person said he […]

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Coworker Stalking Me on Facebook!

Dear Tamara: I have a coworker that is stalking me on social media. I was hesitant to accept his friend request on Facebook because I normally like to keep my work, and personal lives separate, but I didn’t want him to feel bad if I didn’t accept. Especially since I am friends with a couple […]

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Coworker Talks Too Much

Dear Tamara: I work in an office of about 30 people. All of us have a child or two (or more). We mention our children in conversation from time to time. There is a young lady that has a four-year-old son. She talks about her son ALL DAY! I try to change the conversation, but […]

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Political Differences at Work!

Dear Tamara: It is no secret that my coworker and I have conflicting views when it comes to politics. And while I know we should not discuss our political differences at work, he gets under my skin. In 2012 we had a huge falling out during the presidential election. It got so serious that we […]

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Flirt at Work!

Dear Tamara: My best friend is a such a flirt! It’s one thing when she flirts when we are out socializing, but it is a totally different thing when she chooses to flirt at work. She constantly flirts with our boss and the other men at our job. I tried to talk with her about […]

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Still Friends With My Ex!

Dear Tamara: My family is still friends with my ex and it is driving me insane! My boyfriend and I broke up six months ago after dating for seven years and he just won’t stop coming around. He pops up at family functions and constantly stops by my mother’s house. The other day I went […]

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