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My Intolerant Friend Who Hates Children

Published: October 31, 2021 | Last Updated: October 31, 2021 By | 53 Replies Continue Reading
My Intolerant Friend Who Hates Children

When you have a friend who hates children and is intolerant of your life decisions, it can be tough to sustain a friendship.

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Guest Post: What Do You Say To A Best Friend Who Has Cancer?

Published: October 11, 2021 | Last Updated: October 11, 2021 By | 11 Replies Continue Reading
Guest Post: What Do You Say To A Best Friend Who Has Cancer?

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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When Good Friends Forget Your Birthday

Published: October 11, 2021 | Last Updated: October 11, 2021 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
When Good Friends Forget Your Birthday

A reader asks what to do when your friends forget your birthday; she feels hurt and resentful and wonders if she should say or do something.

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Friend With Borderline Personality Disorder Not Keeping Up The Friendship

Published: September 6, 2021 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
Friend With Borderline Personality Disorder Not Keeping Up The Friendship

A woman’s close friend with borderline personality disorder doesn’t seem to be keeping up her side of the friendship.

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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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Colleague, Mentor or Friend? How To Avoid Feeling Used

Published: September 2, 2021 | Last Updated: September 2, 2021 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
Colleague, Mentor or Friend? How To Avoid Feeling Used

Whether you are a mentor or friend, you may need to set boundaries or you’ll wind up feeling used and depleted of energy.

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When Someone Has An Emotional Problem: Does That Change The Rules of Friendship?

Published: August 31, 2021 | Last Updated: August 24, 2022 By | 18 Replies Continue Reading
When Someone Has An Emotional Problem: Does That Change The Rules of Friendship?

A woman is worn out from dealing with a friend with an emotional problem and asks for advice on what to do.

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Disappearing Acts: When Friends Are Gone After a Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder

Published: August 19, 2021 | Last Updated: April 22, 2022 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading
Disappearing Acts: When Friends Are Gone After a Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder

Someone loses her friends after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder and cuts her off completely. She asks how to handle this?

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My Friend Is Acting Distant And Is Giving Me The Cold Shoulder

Published: August 10, 2021 | Last Updated: February 15, 2022 By | 32 Replies Continue Reading
My Friend Is Acting Distant And Is Giving Me The Cold Shoulder

If a friend is acting distant, giving you the cold shoulder and you care about the friendship, it makes sense to find out what’s going on.

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Is It Disloyal To Talk To A Friend’s Enemy?

Published: August 1, 2021 | Last Updated: August 1, 2021 By | 26 Replies Continue Reading
Is It Disloyal To Talk To A Friend’s Enemy?

I pride myself in being a loyal, good friend. However, recently I have run into a problem. I don’t know how to handle myself in the company of people that my close friends consider their “enemies.”

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