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Sticky college roommates

February 2, 2014 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

How do you handle sticky college roommates who want to be more friendly than you would like?

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In the Media – How to deal with a roommate fight (Hercampus.com)

December 6, 2013 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
In the Media – How to deal with a roommate fight (Hercampus.com)

A collegiate writer from HerCampus.com offers advice on dealing with a roommate fight.

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Entering university without any friends

October 10, 2013 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A mom worries about sending her 17-year-old son off to school without any friends.

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Should I tell people I don’t have friends?

September 2, 2013 | By | 46 Replies Continue Reading

In most instances, there is no good reason to tell people you don’t have friends.

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College: Balancing being a friend and being a roommate

September 30, 2012 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

It’s normal for roommates to get on each other’s nerves every now and then. A reporter for HerCampus.com recently asked me how she could carve out alone-time for herself and still remain close with her roommate—without hurting her feelings. This is how I responded: Living with someone else can be tough—whether it’s a lover, a [...]

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Living with a close friend: What happened to our friendship?

September 12, 2012 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

About two months ago, a close friend and I moved in together. At first, I was very excited about our new living arrangement and assumed that it would only strengthen our friendship. However, living with this friend seems to have had the opposite effect.

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Shy all my life: Will it just go away?

My whole life, I have been painfully shy. Somehow, I managed to have quite a few friends in my really young life–preschool and kindergarten days. In first grade, my family and I moved to another town, and I was forced to start over. Entering a new class halfway through the school year definitely made the shyness that I seemed to be outgrowing stick around but again, I still managed to form some pretty good friendships eventually.

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When a friend seems to be saying, “Go take a hike”

April 23, 2012 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

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, [...]

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Feeling guilty after a sudden breakup with college roommate

January 24, 2012 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

While I was in college I decided to room with one of my really good friends that I had made at school. Things seemed to go great that year and I felt that we had become really close. However, near the end of that school year she suddenly left for home and refused to take my calls.

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Guest Post: Fat Talk Among Friends

December 7, 2011 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

by Sophia Dembling   Guys know better.   When the woman in their life asks, "Do I look fat?" guys respond, "Gosh, I love you more every day, honey," or "Now would be a great time for me to start painting the kitchen, don’t you think?" or "Hey, is that a UFO up there?"   [...]

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