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Handling Pushy Overbearing Friends

Published: May 7, 2022 | Last Updated: May 7, 2022 By | Reply Continue Reading
Handling Pushy Overbearing Friends

A reader asks how to deal with pushy overbearing friends that make her feel like she’s pushed into a corner. QUESTION Hi Dr. Irene,A few years ago, my husband and I met another couple in a community group. We’re not especially close to Jim and Libby but we have enjoyed going out for dinner with […]

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When A Friend is Unreliable: You Can’t Count on Her!

Published: March 2, 2022 | Last Updated: April 5, 2022 By | 9 Replies Continue Reading
When A Friend is Unreliable: You Can’t Count on Her!

When a friend is unreliable, it can be very disappointing, and consistently breaking appointments can be a friendship-killer

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Psych 101: When A Close Friend Is Depressed

Published: February 26, 2022 | Last Updated: February 26, 2022 By | 78 Replies Continue Reading
Psych 101: When A Close Friend Is Depressed

It’s depressing to be with a friend who is truly depressed. You may even get weepy yourself. Here are some tips on how to help a depressed friend.

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Friendship and Morals: Before, During and After The Age of Trump

Published: December 3, 2021 | Last Updated: December 3, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading
Friendship and Morals: Before, During and After The Age of Trump

The relationship between friendship and morals is examined in a new study published in The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

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Friend Poaching: How Do I Handle Feeling Left Out?

Published: November 5, 2021 | Last Updated: November 5, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading
Friend Poaching: How Do I Handle Feeling Left Out?

Friend poaching occurs when someone introduces two friends and they form a relationship that excludes you. Ouch!

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My Intolerant Friend Who Hates Children

Published: October 31, 2021 | Last Updated: October 31, 2021 By | 53 Replies Continue Reading
My Intolerant Friend Who Hates Children

When you have a friend who hates children and is intolerant of your life decisions, it can be tough to sustain a friendship.

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Guest Post: What Do You Say To A Best Friend Who Has Cancer?

Published: October 11, 2021 | Last Updated: October 11, 2021 By | 11 Replies Continue Reading
Guest Post: What Do You Say To A Best Friend Who Has Cancer?

My only clue was that my best friend had started detailing eating healthier foods in our almost daily email correspondence. She called on a Wednesday evening to tell me she had breast cancer and was having a mastectomy on Friday.

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When Good Friends Forget Your Birthday

Published: October 11, 2021 | Last Updated: October 11, 2021 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
When Good Friends Forget Your Birthday

A reader asks what to do when your friends forget your birthday; she feels hurt and resentful and wonders if she should say or do something.

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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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