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When a friend hosting a home party persists, you may need to push back just as hard.
Time is finite and the decision how to use it is yours.
Another home party invitation? A woman feels awkward saying no to friends.
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 [...]
How do you get out of the role of mothering a dependent friend?
QUESTION Dear Irene, I am generally insecure when it comes to friends. I am frightened that if I don’t co-operate or meet their requirements they will dump me. This was true during my college days- and now I’m married with two kids and still haven’t gotten over it. The second problem is I usually don’t [...]