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What Should The Borrowing Policy Be Between Friends?

Published: September 26, 2021 | Last Updated: January 16, 2022 By | Reply Continue Reading
What Should The Borrowing Policy Be Between Friends?

A reader asks about the etiquette of “borrowing policy” between friends. A friend who asked to borrow something from her got upset when her request was turned down. 

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How The Pandemic Changed My Expectations And Some Friendships

Published: September 16, 2021 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading
How The Pandemic Changed My Expectations And Some Friendships

Guest contributor Cindy La Ferle reflects on how the pandemic changed so many aspects of her life, including her expectations and some friendships.

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6 Strategies For Handling A Needy Friend

Published: September 10, 2021 | By | 4 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 Won’t Get Vaccinated: Can I Save The Friendship?

Published: August 22, 2021 | Last Updated: August 25, 2021 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading
My Friend Won’t Get Vaccinated: Can I Save The Friendship?

Whether it’s a friend or a relative, most of us know someone who won’t get vaccinated. Polarizing opinions can fracture a friendship.

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When A Friend Asks A Favor, Are We Obliged To Say Yes?

Published: July 30, 2021 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
When A Friend Asks A Favor, Are We Obliged To Say Yes?

When a friend asks a favor, a true friend will be open to your response rather than assume that you’ll say yes. They will also be ready to accept no for an answer.

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My Friend Suddenly Shut Me Out of Her Life

Published: July 18, 2021 | Last Updated: July 18, 2021 By | 453 Replies Continue Reading
My Friend Suddenly Shut Me Out of Her Life

I have a friend that I felt was my best friend. She was in my wedding and we were pretty much attached at the hip. She called me a couple times a day, texted me, hung out with me or talked to me online (Facebook, AIM) almost every day.

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How Do I Deal WIth A Pushy Person?

Published: March 10, 2021 | Last Updated: March 10, 2021 By | 9 Replies Continue Reading
How Do I Deal WIth A Pushy Person?

How do you deal with a pushy person? Two women met in a workshop but one wants more of a friendship than does the other.

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

Published: October 12, 2020 | Last Updated: October 12, 2020 By | 3 Replies 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?

Published: September 20, 2020 | Last Updated: 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 

Published: August 2, 2020 | Last Updated: 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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