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In the Media – Five Types of Needy Friends and How To Handle Them (Fitness Republic)

July 9, 2015 | By | 10 Replies Continue Reading
In the Media – Five Types of Needy Friends and How To Handle Them (Fitness Republic)

Writing for Fitness Republic, The Friendship Doctor describes five types of needy friends you may encounter and offers practical tips on how to handle them.

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Friendship: On asking for support

January 19, 2015 | By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

Six questions to ask yourself when you are asking for support and don’t get it.

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Should you drop a toxic friend? (The Journal News – NY)

November 28, 2014 | By | Reply Continue Reading
Should you drop a toxic friend? (The Journal News – NY)

Reporter Linda Lombroso of the Journal News (a Gannett paper) interviewed The Friendship Doctor about how to deal with a toxic friend.

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Her friend won’t leave her alone

November 14, 2014 | By | 18 Replies Continue Reading

A woman feels tormented by an overbearing friend who won’t leave her alone.

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

May 24, 2014 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

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 | 12 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

It’s never easy to end a relationship with a needy friend. You can only try your best.

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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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Too Much: Overwhelmed by a friend without boundaries

January 20, 2012 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

If your friend has no boundaries, responsibility for setting them falls on you.

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