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Diagnosed with breast cancer and feeling depressed? Don’t isolate yourself

June 20, 2011 | By | Reply Continue Reading

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 [...]

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Making Friends: When should I disclose my emotional baggage?

September 12, 2010 | By | Reply Continue Reading

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 [...]

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Making friends when you’re depressed: It’s not easy

April 15, 2010 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

It’s nearly impossible to make friends when you’re depressed.

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Friendship and the couch

November 15, 2007 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

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 [...]

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