Tag: anxious

How To Keep Friends When You Have A Mental Disorder

Published: December 31, 2016 | Last Updated: November 22, 2023 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

A young woman with a mental disorder worries about alienating her friends.

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Why would someone always offer advice?

Published: September 5, 2014 | By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

A reader always feels compelled to offer advice and tell her friends what to do—and is losing friends in the process

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An Insecure Friend

Published: November 15, 2011 | Last Updated: November 15, 2011 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION  Dear Irene, I am generally insecure when it comes to friends. I am frightened that if I don’t co-operate or meet their requirements they will dump me. This was true during my college days- and now I’m married with two kids and still haven’t gotten over it. The second problem is I usually don’t […]

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Not all friendships last forever: I lost my contacts in a NYC taxi cab

Published: September 27, 2011 | Last Updated: September 27, 2011 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION    Hi Irene,  Last August, lost my cell phone. I left it in a cab in NYC and to make matters worse had not properly backed up my contacts. In an effort to regain some of those contacts, I sent out messages on Facebook. Some people responded and some did not, which made me […]

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When Anxiety Clouds A Friendship

Published: October 5, 2010 | Last Updated: July 2, 2023 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A young woman recognizes that anxiety is interfering with her friendships and asks for advice so she doesn’t damage a close relationship.

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