Being treated for breast cancer can be physically and emotionally tough to endure QUESTION Dear Irene, I’m sorry, I hope this whole post makes sense, I’m not able to think properly right now but I needed to get this off my chest. These past six months have been extremely difficult. I’m being treated for [...]
QUESTION Dear Irene: I have difficulty making new friends because of all of the heavy stuff I have to reveal to them. I’ve tried two basic approaches. The first is the "early hook:" making a good first impression. What I mean is that upon first talking to someone, I’m uncharacteristically pleasant, relaxed, and outgoing. I [...]
It’s nearly impossible to make friends when you’re depressed.
In a recent article in the UK Telegraph entitled, Could friendships be ruining your life? journalist Tim Shipman reports that the American self-help industry is booming as we are becoming increasingly aware of toxic friendships. He points to the pervasive use of the term in our culture—noting the growing number of popular books and TV [...]