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I feel like my friend is using me

February 17, 2014 | By | 13 Replies Continue Reading

If you feel a friend is using you, you probably are allowing her to and need to set boundaries.

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The friendships of military wives

January 12, 2014 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

Because of deployments, the friendships of military wives are vulnerable to change.

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How to say no to a favor

October 14, 2013 | By | 13 Replies Continue Reading

Although it may not come instinctively, saying no to a favor is the right response to many situations.

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Saying no to friends

September 6, 2013 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

Saying no to friends is never easy but may be necessary to save a friendship.

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Three rules for opposite sex friendships

February 6, 2013 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading
Three rules for opposite sex friendships

More on can men and women maintain opposite sex friendships: Here are some basic rules that can help…

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Living with a close friend: What happened to our friendship?

September 12, 2012 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

About two months ago, a close friend and I moved in together. At first, I was very excited about our new living arrangement and assumed that it would only strengthen our friendship. However, living with this friend seems to have had the opposite effect.

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Guest Post: 13 Ways to Make Saying NO Easier

December 1, 2011 | By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

Saying no may be the “just right” response sometimes; agreeing to what others ask doesn’t necessarily make you a nicer person.

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Toxic friendships: It takes two

March 14, 2011 | By | 8 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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Saying NO to Friends: An interview with psychologist and author Susan Newman, PhD

September 19, 2007 | By | 140 Replies Continue Reading

People are often hesitant about saying no to friends but it might be the best thing to do.

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