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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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Coping with a depressed friend

Published: April 10, 2016 | By | 23 Replies Continue Reading

A young woman can no longer sustain her current relationship with a depressed friend.

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When a friend expresses suicidal thoughts

Published: March 11, 2016 | Last Updated: March 11, 2016 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

A young woman faces a dilemma when her friend expresses suicidal thoughts.

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Exhausted: When a friend needs more than a friend

Published: February 1, 2015 | By | 13 Replies Continue Reading

If a relationship leaves you feeling totally exhausted, you may need to bow out.

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My friend is threatening to kill himself

Published: February 16, 2014 | Last Updated: February 16, 2014 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

Friends can’t take changes when someone is depressed and talking about suicide.

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A young teen worries about her best friend

Published: January 9, 2014 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Their parents’ marriage change their best friend relationship.

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Chronic pain and friendship – A discussion on

Published: April 27, 2013 | Last Updated: April 27, 2013 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading
Chronic pain and friendship – A discussion on

Lisa Davis of asks The Friendship Doctor some questions about chronic pain and friendship.

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Drained by a profoundly depressed friend

Published: March 10, 2013 | Last Updated: March 10, 2013 By | 17 Replies Continue Reading

It can be extremely frustrating to deal with a depressed friend—but bear in mind that depression is a real illness, not a flaw in character.

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Guest Post: What do you say to a best friend who has cancer?

Published: October 26, 2012 | Last Updated: November 3, 2012 By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

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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Friendship: In sickness and in health

Published: October 9, 2012 | Last Updated: May 18, 2013 By | 20 Replies Continue Reading

I was close friends with a woman for several years. Six months ago, she abruptly ended the friendship. Two months prior to the end of the friendship, I was going through cancer radiation treatments and could not devote the time and energy to her that she seemed to need to feel satisfied with the friendship.

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