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Feeling smothered by a friend

Published: August 9, 2011 | Last Updated: August 9, 2011 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

It becomes uncomfortable for both friends when one wants to spend more time together than the other. It can make one feel smothered and the other feel rejected.   QUESTION Dear Irene, It seems my divorce has killed my friendship with a good friend, simply because my life has changed.   My friend was never […]

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Reader Q & A: By love possessed

Published: February 4, 2009 | Last Updated: February 4, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene, I have a friend who is a few years younger than me. I love her to death but she is causing me to feel bad about not being with her 24/7. She and I used to have the best time together; we laughed and watched movies and all sorts of stuff together. […]

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Needy Friends: A Friend Indeed?

Published: February 13, 2008 | Last Updated: August 20, 2021 By | 830 Replies Continue Reading
Needy Friends: A Friend Indeed?

There are some friends who feel like an emotional ball and chain. They’re always in need of one thing or another: money, favors, help, coddling, praise—or simply more time than you have to give.

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