RSSCategory: Dealing with friends with health and/or emotional problems

Coping with a depressed friend

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

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

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

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

January 9, 2014 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Their parents’ marriage change their best friend relationship.

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My friend has Borderline Personality Disorder

December 19, 2013 | By | 22 Replies Continue Reading

It can be very stressful to maintain a friendship with someone with a borderline personality disorder. QUESTION Hi Irene, I have a friend who was first diagnosed with schizophrenia and then with borderline personality disorder. Some days, she seems perfectly cheerful. Other days she has hallucinations and is suicidal. I’ve been trying to be as […]

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Chronic pain and friendship – A discussion on

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

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?

October 26, 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

October 9, 2012 | 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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