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When Someone Has An Emotional Problem: Does That Change The Rules of Friendship?

Published: August 31, 2021 | By | 18 Replies Continue Reading
When Someone Has An Emotional Problem: Does That Change The Rules of Friendship?

A woman is worn out from dealing with a friend with an emotional problem and asks for advice on what to do.

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Disappearing Acts: When Friends Are Gone After a Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder

Published: August 19, 2021 | Last Updated: August 19, 2021 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading
Disappearing Acts: When Friends Are Gone After a Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder

Someone loses her friends after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder and cuts her off completely. She asks how to handle this?

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Should my friend have explained the circumstances of my divorce?

Published: June 12, 2015 | Last Updated: June 13, 2015 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

After divorce, a woman’s husband accuses her of adultery and her friend doesn’t come to her defense with mutual friends.

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Too desperate for friendship

Published: November 19, 2014 | By | 15 Replies Continue Reading

If you are too desperate, you may make bad choices when it comes to friendship.

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How do you tell a friend you don’t have time for her?

Published: May 24, 2014 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

Time is finite and the decision how to use it is yours.

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Unhappily married…and more at home with my husband

Published: May 30, 2012 | Last Updated: June 7, 2014 By | Reply Continue Reading

I need help clarifying why I’m in such a depressed state but only when I’m home with my husband.

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Bipolar Disorder: When A Friend Backs Away

Published: June 13, 2011 | Last Updated: August 31, 2021 By | 25 Replies Continue Reading
Bipolar Disorder: When A Friend Backs Away

Bipolar disorder can interfere with friendships. A reader feels the loss of a friendship she once treasured.

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Mental Illness Awareness Week: Mental illnesses Are No-Fault Disorders

Published: October 10, 2010 | Last Updated: September 1, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading

Congress has designated the first week of October each year as Mental Illness Awareness Week. These are no-fault disorders.

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Reader Q & A: Coping with a roller coaster friendship

Published: November 10, 2008 | Last Updated: November 10, 2008 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene: I came across your blog tonight. I am thankful. I am feeling desperate for some advice. I became good friends with a girl in the same town where I live. We met in February of this year. We hit it off right away. We became super close really fast. Had the same […]

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