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You can’t always count on workplace friendships

Workplace friendships often require boundaries.

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I feel like my friend is using me

February 17, 2014 | By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

If you feel a friend is using you, you probably are allowing her to and need to set boundaries.

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The friendships of military wives

January 12, 2014 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

Because of deployments, the friendships of military wives are vulnerable to change.

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Colleague, mentor or friend? How to avoid feeling used

December 2, 2013 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Whether you are a mentor or friend, you may need to set boundaries.

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Saying no to friends

September 6, 2013 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Saying no to friends is never easy but may be necessary to save a friendship.

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My clingy friend calls me too often

Having a clingy friend can be very stressful and demanding. You need to decide whether you want to keep the friendship on the same track or make some changes.  QUESTION Hi Irene, My friend calls a minimum of ten times per day! I have done the whole “I’m busy, my grandson is here, late for [...]

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Making and maintaining online friendships

March 6, 2013 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Just like offline ones, online friendships need to work for both people.

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5 strategies for handling friends who talk too much

It’s important to set boundaries with friends who talk too much.

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How can I handle a friend who is clingy and self-absorbed?

Clingy friends can be draining. For a relationship to work, friends need to meet each other halfway.  QUESTION Hi, Irene. I suffer from mental health difficulties and I had to quit my job and move back to my parents’ house. My GP referred me to a group for women with similar problems and there I met and became [...]

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From the Friendship Forums: Balancing Friend-Time with Me-Time

On a recent post on the Friendship Forums, entitled I Don’t Have The Skill Set for This Problem, a poster wrote about how she transformed herself from being a very shy person to someone actively involved in friendships. She realized along the way, however, she had created a new problem: finding balance and creating boundaries [...]

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