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'My friend's girlfriend is a bully - and now I've had a falling out with him'

Our resident psychologist answers your queries about life and relationships

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"She sent me a nasty message. There are times when I won't be part of our social group as I only go when she's not there. It's really sad for me. But I've got other friends. Should I keep avoiding her?"

"She sent me a nasty message. There are times when I won't be part of our social group as I only go when she's not there. It's really sad for me. But I've got other friends. Should I keep avoiding her?"

"She sent me a nasty message. There are times when I won't be part of our social group as I only go when she's not there. It's really sad for me. But I've got other friends. Should I keep avoiding her?"

Q I'm struggling and upset as my friend and I aren't on good terms. He's going out with this girl who was a friend, I thought, but she was never nice to me and is still a bully to this day.

She sent me a nasty message. There are times when I won't be part of our social group as I only go when she's not there. It's really sad for me. But I've got other friends. Should I keep avoiding her?

Answer: For all the amazing benefits of friendships, they can also be complicated and hurt deeply when circumstances change. If we stand back, there are a lot of people and a lot of dynamics at play here.