Tag: Clingy

6 Strategies For Handling A Needy Friend

Published: September 10, 2021 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
6 Strategies For Handling A Needy Friend

There’s a big difference between a needy friend and a friend-in-need. When a friendship is consistently one-sided, it can weigh you down.

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Handling an intrusive friend

Published: February 17, 2017 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

Two young friends find a third girl to be intrusive and clingy.

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This guy is just too clingy and dependent

Published: June 22, 2016 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

A woman laments her involvement with a friend who has become too clingy and dependent.

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When a friend is too clingy

Published: July 19, 2014 | Last Updated: July 19, 2014 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

A teen says her best friend ended their relationship because she was too clingy

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My best friend is desperate and makes bad choices when it comes to men

Published: March 1, 2014 | Last Updated: March 1, 2014 By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

What do you say when your best friend is desperate she will hook up with anyone?

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How can I handle a friend who is clingy and self-absorbed?

Published: June 7, 2012 | Last Updated: March 7, 2013 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

Clingy friends can be draining. For a relationship to work, friends need to meet each other halfway.  QUESTION Hi, Irene. I suffer from mental health difficulties and I had to quit my job and move back to my parents’ house. My GP referred me to a group for women with similar problems and there I met and became […]

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Too Much: Overwhelmed by a friend without boundaries

Published: January 20, 2012 | Last Updated: April 12, 2015 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

If your friend has no boundaries, responsibility for setting them falls on you.

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When Anxiety Clouds A Friendship

Published: October 5, 2010 | Last Updated: September 3, 2021 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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My best friend is too demanding

Published: September 22, 2010 | Last Updated: October 10, 2010 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, My best friend has become overly dependent on me. She’s been living in another state for the last few years but we see each other, on average, once every three months and talk multiple times a day, via phone, text and AIM.   I live with my fiancé (newly engaged) and even […]

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Help! My friend is too clingy!

Published: September 17, 2010 | Last Updated: June 26, 2013 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

A reader asks: How do I handle a long-time friend who is too clingy?

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