Tag: boundaries

Colleague, Mentor or Friend? How To Avoid Feeling Used

Published: September 2, 2021 | Last Updated: September 2, 2021 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
Colleague, Mentor or Friend? How To Avoid Feeling Used

Whether you are a mentor or friend, you may need to set boundaries or you’ll wind up feeling used and depleted of energy.

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My Clingy Friend Calls Me Too Often

Published: July 25, 2021 | By | 22 Replies Continue Reading
My Clingy Friend Calls Me Too Often

Having a clingy friend can be very stressful and demanding. You need to decide whether you want to keep the friendship on the same track or make some changes.  QUESTION Hi Irene, My clingy friend calls me too often, a minimum of ten times per day! I have done the whole “I’m busy, my grandson […]

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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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Zoom Etiquette For Friends: How Can I Tactfully Turn Down Invitations?

Published: May 6, 2020 | Last Updated: August 22, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading
Zoom Etiquette For Friends: How Can I Tactfully Turn Down Invitations?

What if you really don’t want to Zoom? How do you turn down invitations without hurting someone else, or being seen as unfriendly or a party pooper? 

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A very intense friendship begins to unravel

Published: December 14, 2016 | Last Updated: February 10, 2017 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

Sometimes an intense friendship evokes a need for boundaries.

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Dealing with a friend in sales who works on commission

Published: December 11, 2016 | Last Updated: February 10, 2017 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

How do you handle a friend on commission who seems to have made you part of her “business plan.”

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Living and working with a friend: Too much of a good thing?

Published: November 18, 2016 | Last Updated: November 18, 2016 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

A young woman living and working with a friend feels guilty about setting boundaries.

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Key-Keeper Friends Who Watch Over Your Home

Published: August 25, 2016 | Last Updated: October 29, 2021 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading
Key-Keeper Friends Who Watch Over Your Home

When you entrust a key-keeper friend or relative with your key to watch over your home, it comes with implicit obligations.

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Not a priority anymore

Published: February 8, 2016 | By | 19 Replies Continue Reading

Since her friend got involved in a relationship, she feels as if her friendship isn’t a priority anymore.

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My friend needs more than I can give her

Published: December 18, 2015 | By | 18 Replies Continue Reading

What do you do when an anxious friend needs more of you than you can handle?

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