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6 Strategies For Handling A Needy Friend

Published: September 10, 2021 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
6 Strategies For Handling A Needy Friend

There’s a big difference between a needy friend and a friend-in-need. When a friendship is consistently one-sided, it can weigh you down.

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My friend needs more than I can give her

Published: December 18, 2015 | By | 18 Replies Continue Reading

What do you do when an anxious friend needs more of you than you can handle?

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Her friend won’t leave her alone

Published: November 14, 2014 | By | 19 Replies Continue Reading

A woman feels tormented by an overbearing friend who won’t leave her alone.

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Dealing with a needy friend when you have cancer

Published: July 16, 2014 | Last Updated: March 17, 2016 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

When a needy friend tries too hard to be helpful, you may need to set boundaries and take care of yourself.

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My best friend is desperate and makes bad choices when it comes to men

Published: March 1, 2014 | Last Updated: March 1, 2014 By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

What do you say when your best friend is desperate she will hook up with anyone?

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A complicated relationship: Would you consider it a friendship?

Published: September 18, 2013 | Last Updated: September 18, 2013 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

A reader describes a complicated relationship and asks what to do about it.

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When a friend asks for one more chance

Published: August 14, 2013 | Last Updated: August 14, 2013 By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

It’s hard to know when to stop giving someone one more chance—and even harder to do it.

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My friend doesn’t want me to have other friends

Published: July 27, 2012 | Last Updated: October 29, 2012 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

My best friend in high school is rather promiscuous. This trait has never bothered me and, in fact, it’s rather funny and interesting to listen to her crazy exploits. The down side of this is that, in a small town, she has gotten herself quite a bad reputation.

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Help! My friend is too clingy!

Published: September 17, 2010 | Last Updated: June 26, 2013 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

A reader asks: How do I handle a long-time friend who is too clingy?

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Needy Friends: A Friend Indeed?

Published: February 13, 2008 | Last Updated: August 20, 2021 By | 830 Replies Continue Reading
Needy Friends: A Friend Indeed?

There are some friends who feel like an emotional ball and chain. They’re always in need of one thing or another: money, favors, help, coddling, praise—or simply more time than you have to give.

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