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When a friend with mental health problems makes you a scapegoat

October 5, 2014 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

If you have become the scapegoat, you may need to back off from the friendship.

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Dealing with a needy friend when you have cancer

July 16, 2014 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

When a needy friend tries too hard to be helpful, you may need to set boundaries and take care of yourself.

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In the Media: Two different sides of the Facebook dialogue

July 13, 2014 | By | Reply Continue Reading
In the Media: Two different sides of the Facebook dialogue

Read two different opinions about Facebook on Salon. What are your thoughts?

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Guest Post: What can happen when you deactivate a Facebook account

February 27, 2014 | By | 16 Replies Continue Reading
Guest Post: What can happen when you deactivate a Facebook account

This is a cautionary tale about what can happen to some of our friendships when we deactivate a Facebook account — and why it’s important to avoid jumping to conclusions.

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How to say no to a home party held by friends selling stuff

November 2, 2013 | By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

Another home party invitation? A woman feels awkward saying no to friends.

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Babies, dogs and Facebook friends

Babies, dogs and Facebook friends

The etiquette of responding to Facebook friends is murky and can inadvertently causes rifts and misunderstandings, even between good friends.

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I logged on to my friend’s Facebook page—now what?

Is there any going back after logging on to a friend’s Facebook page and seeing something you shouldn’t have?

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When to let go of a friend

November 24, 2012 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

I never did have a large circle of friends so losing friends like this is a huge deal to me. Actually, I tend to hang on to friends that aren’t good for me for longer than I should because it isn’t always easy for me to make new ones.

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Guest Post: A frightening and uninvited Facebook introduction

November 6, 2012 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
Guest Post: A frightening and uninvited Facebook introduction

Facebook suggested I friend him. I guess our social networks overlapped. I guided the mouse toward his photo, and the little pointed hand hovered over his face. Fear and anger swelled up but curiosity won out and I clicked “Add Friend.” He accepted within minutes.

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Is my friend over-reacting?

September 23, 2012 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

My boyfriend and her ex have been friends for a while and hang out together. One night, we happened to be out with her ex and his new girlfriend (the girl he was previously friends with) at a mutual friend’s birthday. I happened to be in a group photo the birthday boy posted to Facebook and now my friend feels I betrayed her for being there.

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