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How do you tell a friend you don’t have time for her?

Time is finite and the decision how to use it is yours.

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I feel like my friend is using me

February 17, 2014 | By | 11 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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Why is it so hard finding a spontaneous friend to hang out with?

November 16, 2012 | By | 20 Replies Continue Reading

I never had a lot of close friends when I was younger but I always had a couple, and my best friend was my husband. I also have four children. My husband died two years ago after a bout with cancer (at home) and my children are now grown and live in different areas. Two of my best friends moved to other states and I now have only one friend left, who also moved to another city.

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How can I peacefully end a relationship with a needy friend?

September 29, 2012 | By | 30 Replies Continue Reading

For the past year I have been trying to muddle through a less-than-satisfactory friendship with someone I once considered my best friend, trying to patch things up, but to no avail.

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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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6 Strategies for handling a needy friend

August 17, 2011 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

There’s a big difference between a needy friend and a friend-in-need

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Toxic friendships: It takes two

March 14, 2011 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

It takes two people to define a friendship. So if your friend has no boundaries, it’s also true that you haven’t set any limits.

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Feeling trapped? Honesty may help

March 7, 2011 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

When a relationship begins to feel uncomfortable, honesty may fix it.

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Needy friends: A friend indeed?

February 13, 2008 | By | 589 Replies Continue Reading

There are some friends who feel like an emotional ball and chain. They’re always in need of one thing or another: money, favors, help, coddling, praise—or simply more time than you have to give.

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