In the Media – 4 Ways to Fix a Toxic Friendship (Huffington Post)

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Not all friendship are mutually satisfying; some are downright toxic . Writing on The Huffington Post, health writer Linda Melone writes offer four strategies to effectively fix a toxic friendship. The author interviewed The Friendship Doctor about the topic of health friendship:

She wrote:

When you share a deeper level of intimacy, conflict exacts a far greater toll, says Irene S. Levine, professor of psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine, producer of and a Next Avenue contributor. “It’s hard to let go of the person who knows all your secrets,” notes Levine.

And while no relationship is ever perfect, friendships are voluntary relationships that add to the pleasure and enjoyment of our lives, says Levine. “If a friendship is consistently draining and there is no way to resolve the conflict or mismatch, it’s time to move on to more satisfying relationships,” she adds.

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