Tag: anxious

How to keep friends when you have a mental disorder

December 31, 2016 | 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?

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

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

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

October 5, 2010 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I am a college sophomore and have had relatively few close friendships. I’m okay with not having a lot, but have always wanted at least one really close friend. Last year I roomed with a girl who has become a very good friend. It even looks like we might be able to […]

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