Tag: competitive

Handling unwanted advice

Published: July 8, 2016 | By | 13 Replies Continue Reading

How do you handle someone who gives unwanted advice on the tennis court?

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My daughter’s friend is very competitive

Published: February 28, 2014 | Last Updated: February 28, 2014 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A reader asks how she can support her daughter, who has a very competitive friend.

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Ending a friendship nicely

Published: June 12, 2013 | Last Updated: July 30, 2013 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

I am writing for help with ending a friendship nicely. I met a friend at a playground three years ago and the friendship started because she was moving to the area and we both had sons the same age.

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Handling a friend who needs to have the upper hand

Published: December 6, 2010 | Last Updated: September 6, 2013 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

It can be challenging to deal with a controlling friend who always tries to have the upper hand.

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A less-than-perfect friend

Published: September 27, 2010 | Last Updated: September 27, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

Friendships are rarely perfect; they come in more flavors and textures than Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Sometimes, coming to terms with a less than perfect friendship is a matter of viewing it realistically, putting it in perspective, setting boundaries, and deciding to get and give what you can so the relationship is mutually rewarding. […]

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