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A victim of domestic abuse asks why her friend cut off their relationship

Published: June 1, 2014 | By | 32 Replies Continue Reading

Can a friend inadvertently prevent a victim of domestic abuse from seeking help?

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Where Can My Depressed Friend Get Help?

Published: October 31, 2013 | Last Updated: October 11, 2020 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

Sometimes a depressed friend needs more help than any friend, even a good one, can provide.

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Dealing with a depressed friend when you are depressed

Published: September 24, 2013 | Last Updated: September 24, 2013 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

A reader feels her depressed friend is weighing her down but feels guilty about letting go.

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First-Person: It’s Tough to Reach Out to Friends When You’re Depressed

Published: June 1, 2012 | Last Updated: July 15, 2016 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

It’s Tough to Reach Out to Friends When You’re Depressed

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Toxic friendships: It takes two

Published: March 14, 2011 | Last Updated: November 22, 2013 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

It takes two people to define a friendship. So if your friend has no boundaries, it’s also true that you haven’t set any limits.

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The friendship pause that refreshes

Published: November 23, 2010 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I have a group of girlfriends, basically six of us, who’ve known each other since high school. Anyway, I got very close with three of them: Annie, Carole and Beth. I thought we would be best friends forever just like in the movies. I was, and probably still am, very insecure. I […]

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Mental Illness Awareness Week: Mental illnesses Are No-Fault Disorders

Published: October 10, 2010 | Last Updated: September 1, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading

Congress has designated the first week of October each year as Mental Illness Awareness Week. These are no-fault disorders.

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Making friends when you’re depressed: It’s not easy

Published: April 15, 2010 | Last Updated: May 12, 2020 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

It’s nearly impossible to make friends when you’re depressed.

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Could YOU be a toxic friend? 5 Sure Signs

Published: September 28, 2009 | Last Updated: September 28, 2009 By | 17 Replies Continue Reading

After a tiff with your BFF, it’s natural to get upset and ask yourself (or a third person), "What’s wrong with her?" That’s because it’s much easier for all of us to recognize blemishes or faults in our friends than it is to look in the mirror. But if you’re finding that you’re having frequent […]

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