Tag: drinking

Alcohol and friendship: Drinking friends

Published: February 26, 2017 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

When you’re sober, it may be in your best interest to change some of your “drinking friends.”

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Stuck in a friendship with a married couple

Published: May 8, 2016 | By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

A woman feels stuck in a friendship that turned sour for her.

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Hearing loss and friendship

Published: June 19, 2014 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

A male with hearing loss speculates about why he’s losing friends

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My friend was drunk and had sex on my couch

Published: June 3, 2014 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

If her friend was drunk and disappointed her, should she forgive her? The answer isn’t clear-cut.

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Desperate: My daughter hangs out with friends who drink and do drugs

Published: November 3, 2012 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

I don’t know what to do anymore. In the past year and a half my daughter has been with friends that are drinking, smoking, weeds and drugs. Her learning is very poor since grade ten.

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My new friend drinks too much: Should I say something?

Published: October 24, 2011 | Last Updated: May 8, 2016 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Do you think this reader should say something to a new friend who drinks too much?

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Help! My Teenage Daughter Is Losing Her Friends

Published: July 20, 2011 | Last Updated: June 23, 2022 By | 62 Replies Continue Reading
Help! My Teenage Daughter Is Losing Her Friends

Psychologist urges mom not to worry too much about her teenage daughter — teen friendships change over time.

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How to handle a fizzling friendship

Published: November 28, 2009 | Last Updated: November 28, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION   Dear Irene, I’ve been friends for three years with a guy at my office. We became friends after a really rough period in which I was demoted, isolated, and treated quite shabbily, though I couldn’t afford to leave and wasn’t in the best psychological state to do so (like, I was in need […]

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A friend who drinks too much

Published: April 22, 2009 | Last Updated: April 22, 2009 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, My friend started on anti-depressants about 6 months ago, and has been drinking a lot lately. Drinking while on medication is usually not a good idea. It’s gotten to the point where she goes out every weekend, gets so drunk she pukes, and makes a total fool of herself. She ‘blacks out’ […]

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