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

November 2, 2013 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

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

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How to say no to a favor

October 14, 2013 | By | 12 Replies Continue Reading

Although it may not come instinctively, saying no to a favor is the right response to many situations.

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Saying no to friends

September 6, 2013 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Saying no to friends is never easy but may be necessary to save a friendship.

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When a friend asks for one more chance

It’s hard to know when to stop giving someone one more chance—and even harder to do it.

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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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Mothering a Dependent Friend: How do I change course?

March 9, 2012 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

How do you get out of the role of mothering a dependent friend?

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Guest Post: 13 Ways to Make Saying NO Easier

December 1, 2011 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

Saying no may be the “just right” response sometimes; agreeing to what others ask doesn’t necessarily make you a nicer person.

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An Insecure Friend

November 15, 2011 | By | Reply Continue Reading

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 [...]

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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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7 Tips for saying NO

February 25, 2011 | By | 16 Replies Continue Reading

Here are some tips for saying NO when you should.

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