Tag: boundary

A frenemy across the street is too close for comfort

Published: November 9, 2009 | Last Updated: November 9, 2009 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene: I have been friends with the most needy, self absorbed, delusional person for nearly eight years. This woman can be absolutely toxic to the point that I have panic attacks when I feel trapped into interacting with her lately. Ours has never been a 50/50 sort of relationship.   I tend to […]

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Caught in the middle

Published: August 8, 2009 | Last Updated: August 8, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene: I have two friends who have been together for 15 years and they are now going through a breakup. Being friends with each of them, they are both coming to me. How do I continue helping both parties without getting overly involved and having them get mad at me? They are both […]

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