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Establishing boundaries with a disabled friend

Published: April 21, 2014 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A woman’s blind, disabled friend with Asperger’s keeps demanding more and more of her.

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I feel like my friend is using me

Published: 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

Published: 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

Published: October 14, 2013 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 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

Published: September 6, 2013 | Last Updated: May 11, 2022 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading
Saying No To Friends

Saying no to friends is never easy but may be necessary to save a friendship. Friendships should be mutually satisfying.

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Three Rules for Opposite Sex Friendships

Published: February 6, 2013 | Last Updated: March 31, 2022 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?

Published: September 12, 2012 | Last Updated: October 28, 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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13 Ways to Make Saying NO Easier

Published: December 1, 2011 | Last Updated: May 10, 2022 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading
13 Ways to Make Saying NO Easier

Although it’s not easy, saying no may be the “just right” response. Here are 13 ways to make saying no easier!

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Toxic friendships: It takes two

Published: March 14, 2011 | Last Updated: November 22, 2013 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

Published: September 19, 2007 | Last Updated: October 11, 2013 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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