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 [...]
Whether it’s a co-worker, neighbor, or best friend, each of us occasionally encounters someone who talks too much. If you feel like cringing or feel the need to escape when you are with someone, you may need to set boundaries to help preserve the relationship.
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 [...]
QUESTION Dear Irene, I’m a college senior. My best friend and I have been fighting and generally having problems all year. Over the past two years, we spent most of our time together. I honestly thought we enjoyed spending that much time together. When I was really stressed out because of a huge assignment, [...]
If your friend has no boundaries, responsibility for setting them falls on you. QUESTION Dear Irene, I developed a friendship with someone that started out as a physical therapist. Lately she has become extremely clingy and needy. She is constantly texting and if I don’t respond quickly she immediately jumps on me, asking if [...]