Tag: friendship

Psych 101: When A Close Friend Is Depressed

Published: February 26, 2022 | Last Updated: February 26, 2022 By | 78 Replies Continue Reading
Psych 101: When A Close Friend Is Depressed

It’s depressing to be with a friend who is truly depressed. You may even get weepy yourself. Here are some tips on how to help a depressed friend.

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My Daughter Feels Like An Outcast At School: What Should I Do?

Published: January 22, 2022 | Last Updated: January 28, 2022 By | 79 Replies Continue Reading
My Daughter Feels Like An Outcast At School: What Should I Do?

The effects of bullying and being treated like an outcast can be long-lasting. A mom wonders how she can help. 

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Guest Post: What Do You Say To A Best Friend Who Has Cancer?

Published: October 11, 2021 | Last Updated: October 11, 2021 By | 11 Replies Continue Reading
Guest Post: What Do You Say To A Best Friend Who Has Cancer?

My only clue was that my best friend had started detailing eating healthier foods in our almost daily email correspondence. She called on a Wednesday evening to tell me she had breast cancer and was having a mastectomy on Friday.

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A Woman Asks How To End A Very Long Friendship

Published: October 9, 2021 | By | 24 Replies Continue Reading
A Woman Asks How To End A Very Long Friendship

There’s no easy way to end a long friendship. Although you’ve decided to set boundaries, it is unlikely that she will be able to change.

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My Friend Won’t Get Vaccinated: Can I Save The Friendship?

Published: August 22, 2021 | Last Updated: August 25, 2021 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading
My Friend Won’t Get Vaccinated: Can I Save The Friendship?

Whether it’s a friend or a relative, most of us know someone who won’t get vaccinated. Polarizing opinions can fracture a friendship.

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Friendship and Loss: When The Loved One Who Dies Is A Friend

Published: August 18, 2021 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading
Friendship and Loss: When The Loved One Who Dies Is A Friend

Friendship and loss is a topic that’s not often spoken about but it can be very painful to lose a long-time friend.

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Why Listening Matters: Friends Who Listen May Protect Our Cognitive Abilities

Published: August 18, 2021 | Last Updated: August 18, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading
Why Listening Matters: Friends Who Listen May Protect Our Cognitive Abilities

New research suggests that having someone listening to you is more than a feel-good experience; it may also be protective of brain health.

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What Do You Make of a Friend Who Is Only There To Listen?

Published: August 17, 2021 | By | 24 Replies Continue Reading
What Do You Make of a Friend Who Is Only There To Listen?

A young man finds a supportive female friend at work, who is there to listen to problems but otherwise standoffish.

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The Bad Friend: How Can I End My 7-Year-Old Daughter’s Friendship?

Published: August 14, 2021 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
The Bad Friend: How Can I End My 7-Year-Old Daughter’s Friendship?

Finding ways to handle the “bad friend” dilemma can be challenging but there are more options when your children are young.

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Is It Disloyal To Talk To A Friend’s Enemy?

Published: August 1, 2021 | Last Updated: August 1, 2021 By | 26 Replies Continue Reading
Is It Disloyal To Talk To A Friend’s Enemy?

I pride myself in being a loyal, good friend. However, recently I have run into a problem. I don’t know how to handle myself in the company of people that my close friends consider their “enemies.”

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