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My Friend Has Mental Health Problems: How Can I Help Her?

October 12, 2020 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
My Friend Has Mental Health Problems: How Can I Help Her?

When a friend has mental health problems it can be hard to know how to help, especially during the pandemic.

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Am I Obliged To Give Free Services To Family And Friends?

September 20, 2020 | By | Reply Continue Reading
Am I Obliged To Give Free Services To Family And Friends?

A semi-retired couple is often asked to devote their time and skills to providing free services to people they know who don’t want to pay professionals. They have a hard time saying NO.

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My Friend Wants To Get Together Too Often 

August 2, 2020 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading
My Friend Wants To Get Together Too Often 

When one friend wants to get together more often than another, the situation can wind up making both of them uncomfortable. 

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My Friend Won’t Wear A Face Mask: What Can I Do?

June 30, 2020 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading
My Friend Won’t Wear A Face Mask: What Can I Do?

A reader is upset that her friend won’t wear a face mask when they walk outside and asks what she should do?

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A Friend Who Takes Risks During the Coronavirus Pandemic

May 14, 2020 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading
A Friend Who Takes Risks During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Two friends with different views about the risks of the coronavirus. Can they talk? Can they remain friends?

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Guest Post: How To Deepen a Friendship

Guest Post: How To Deepen a Friendship

Journalist and guest author Kare Anderson offers advice on how to deepen a friendship. It boils down to: Do unto others as they would have done unto them.

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Zoom Etiquette For Friends: How Can I Tactfully Turn Down Invitations?

May 6, 2020 | By | Reply Continue Reading
Zoom Etiquette For Friends: How Can I Tactfully Turn Down Invitations?

What if you really don’t want to Zoom? How do you turn down invitations without hurting someone else, or being seen as unfriendly or a party pooper? 

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When a friend jumps the gun

May 10, 2017 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A friend jumps the gun by inviting a third person to her friend’s home and a woman wonders how she should respond.

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We planned a trip together and my friend seems to be backing out

April 13, 2017 | By | 12 Replies Continue Reading

Two friends planning a trip together have a communication breakdown.

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Supporting friends living with depression

March 19, 2017 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

A friend asks how to respond to her friends living with depression who seem on-again, off-again.

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