Tag: toxic friendship
A recent study conducted by Carnegie Mellon University suggests that some friends may be bad for your health.
When it comes to friendship, sometimes you just have to cut your losses QUESTION Dear Irene, My husband and I have been friends with a married couple for approximately three years, who have many children and a multitude of different issues in their life. I have always been there for both of them and [...]
QUESTION Dear Irene, I have a group of girlfriends, basically six of us, who’ve known each other since high school. Anyway, I got very close with three of them: Annie, Carole and Beth. I thought we would be best friends forever just like in the movies. I was, and probably still am, very insecure. I [...]
QUESTION Dear Irene, I’m having a difficult time moving on after ending a toxic friendship. I began distancing myself from this friend once I realized she was toxic. However, our sons are both 3-years-old and were in the same preschool class. My son eventually bit this friend’s son because he was tired of being bitten. [...]
QUESTION: Dear Irene: I have several girlfriends who seem needy to me. While we all go through difficult times, it seems they always have problems. I am unmarried, with a boyfriend who lives an hour away, I am running a business and my household and they have all of the support – [...]
Dear Irene: Hi, I have a friend who doesn’t have very good boundaries. I live in a small town. I am a fairly private person who is social but also like my alone time. This friend has stopped by my house when I don’t answer the phone and once she comes over, doesn’t leave until [...]
QUESTION: Dear Irene, I have experienced a catastrophic rift with my friend of over 10 years. "Em" and I met in college, and we’ve been through lots of life changes since then. Over the years, I’ve introduced her to all of my friends and she has become a fixture at our social gatherings. Our relationship [...]