Archive for September, 2021

What Should The Borrowing Policy Be Between Friends?

Published: September 26, 2021 | Last Updated: January 16, 2022 By | Reply Continue Reading
What Should The Borrowing Policy Be Between Friends?

A reader asks about the etiquette of “borrowing policy” between friends. A friend who asked to borrow something from her got upset when her request was turned down. 

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How The Pandemic Changed My Expectations And Some Friendships

Published: September 16, 2021 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading
How The Pandemic Changed My Expectations And Some Friendships

Guest contributor Cindy La Ferle reflects on how the pandemic changed so many aspects of her life, including her expectations and some friendships.

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6 Strategies For Handling A Needy Friend

Published: September 10, 2021 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading
6 Strategies For Handling A Needy Friend

There’s a big difference between a needy friend and a friend-in-need. When a friendship is consistently one-sided, it can weigh you down.

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Friend With Borderline Personality Disorder Not Keeping Up The Friendship

Published: September 6, 2021 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
Friend With Borderline Personality Disorder Not Keeping Up The Friendship

A woman’s close friend with borderline personality disorder doesn’t seem to be keeping up her side of the friendship.

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My Friend Has Borderline Personality Disorder

Published: September 5, 2021 | Last Updated: September 5, 2021 By | 22 Replies Continue Reading

It can be very stressful to maintain a friendship with someone with a borderline personality disorder. Understanding the disorder can help.

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Shy All My Life: Will It Just Go Away?

Published: September 4, 2021 | By | 13 Replies Continue Reading
Shy All My Life: Will It Just Go Away?

A young woman writes “I’ve been shy all my life.” She wonders whether those feelings will ever go away on their own.

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Colleague, Mentor or Friend? How To Avoid Feeling Used

Published: September 2, 2021 | Last Updated: September 2, 2021 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
Colleague, Mentor or Friend? How To Avoid Feeling Used

Whether you are a mentor or friend, you may need to set boundaries or you’ll wind up feeling used and depleted of energy.

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