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Handling Pushy Overbearing Friends

Published: May 7, 2022 | Last Updated: January 18, 2024 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 […]

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Feeling Worthless Without Any Friends

Published: January 3, 2017 | Last Updated: September 15, 2021 By | 13 Replies Continue Reading

If you’re without any friends because you don’t feel friend-worthy, you may need to work on yourself first.

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Dealing with a friend in sales who works on commission

Published: December 11, 2016 | Last Updated: February 10, 2017 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

How do you handle a friend on commission who seems to have made you part of her “business plan.”

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Living and working with a friend: Too much of a good thing?

Published: November 18, 2016 | Last Updated: November 18, 2016 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

A young woman living and working with a friend feels guilty about setting boundaries.

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When a best friend starts to feel like more than a friend

Published: February 29, 2016 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

A young woman doesn’t know how to tell a guy that she likes him more than a friend.

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Falling in love with a best friend

Published: February 20, 2016 | By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

A young woman asks about how to handle falling in love with her best friend.

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How do I tell a friend that she can’t invite herself?

Published: January 12, 2016 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

What do you do when a friend decides to invite herself and you don’t want her there?

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When an irresponsible friend asks for money

Published: October 8, 2015 | By | 14 Replies Continue Reading

An irresponsible friend is threatened with losing his home and asks a friend to bail him out. Because he’s helped her in the past, what does she owe him?

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I am the needy friend!

Published: October 21, 2014 | By | 14 Replies Continue Reading

A woman is frustrated and feels like “the needy friend” because of the boundaries set by her friend.

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When teenage friends become coupled

Published: April 24, 2014 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A young girl asks what to do: Her friends have become coupled and she feels like a third wheel.

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