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Should you drop a toxic friend? (The Journal News – NY)

November 28, 2014 | By | Reply Continue Reading
Should you drop a toxic friend? (The Journal News – NY)

Reporter Linda Lombroso of the Journal News (a Gannett paper) interviewed The Friendship Doctor about how to deal with a toxic friend.

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A teen asks: Should I cut off this friendship?

November 11, 2014 | By | Reply Continue Reading

A 17-year-old with problems has a friend with another set of problems and wonders if she should cut off the relationship.

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In the Media – 7 Signs you are in a toxic friendship (Real Simple)

September 18, 2014 | By | Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – 7 Signs you are in a toxic friendship (Real Simple)

In Real Simple Magazine, Samantha Zabell writes about the signs of a toxic friendships.

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In the Media – 4 Ways to Fix a Toxic Friendship (Huffington Post)

August 1, 2014 | By | Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – 4 Ways to Fix a Toxic Friendship (Huffington Post)

Linda Melone writes offer four strategies to effectively fix a toxic friendship.

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In the Media – Can friends can be bad for your health? (NextAvenue.com)

July 22, 2014 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
In the Media – Can friends can be bad for your health? (NextAvenue.com)

A recent study conducted by Carnegie Mellon University suggests that some friends may be bad for your health.

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Slippery slope: How do I downgrade a relationship with a best friend?

May 18, 2011 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

A woman asks how she can make that transition out of best friend status and downgrade it with minimum damage.

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Is this friendship worth “the talk”?

Sometimes there’s nothing to talk about QUESTION Hi Irene, I am so glad I came across your blog, what a wonderful one it is too! My friendship dilemma is a lengthy one but I will do my best to keep it to the point. A couple years ago in my second year of university I […]

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There’s one in every bunch

April 11, 2011 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, I was Googling ‘toxic friends’ and came across your blog. I am friends with a pretty great group of women, with the exception of one. I don’t much care for her. She is, in my opinion, toxic, and I would rather not spend time with her.   Unfortunately, a couple of my […]

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Guest Post: How to handle toxic teen friendships

April 8, 2011 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Teens are hard-pressed to know when they should phase out a friendship—even toxic teen friendships.

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Toxic friendships: It takes two

March 14, 2011 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

It takes two people to define a friendship. So if your friend has no boundaries, it’s also true that you haven’t set any limits.

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