Tag: insecurity

Jealous friends who put you down

Published: December 26, 2016 | Last Updated: February 10, 2017 By | 21 Replies Continue Reading

How do you handle a best friend who always tries to put you down?

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In the Media – How To Deal With a Jealous Friend (HerCampus.com)

Published: June 11, 2016 | Last Updated: June 11, 2016 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – How To Deal With a Jealous Friend (HerCampus.com)

Who among us hasn’t had a jealous friend? Yet, it’s never easy to deal with the situation.

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A young teen feels bad about her hair

Published: March 5, 2016 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

Sensitivity to comments about her hair may not be more than that.

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My Friend Doesn’t Trust Me: What Can I Do?

Published: June 18, 2012 | Last Updated: September 6, 2021 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

It can be frustrating when a friend doesn’t trust you but the ability to trust may be deeply ingrained in personality.

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A newish mother finds it hard to make new friends

Published: October 11, 2011 | Last Updated: October 11, 2011 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

Making new friends takes time, self-confidence, and creativity   QUESTION Dear Irene, Friendships have become a sore point for me at this juncture in my life. I am in my 30s and have a lovely husband and toddler son. I used to work full time and hence, never really developed any friendships in my neighborhood. […]

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Handling an insecure friend

Published: July 8, 2011 | Last Updated: July 8, 2011 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, I have a friend whom I’ve known for about four years. She was there for me when my husband committed suicide two years ago. Since then, I’ve met a man whom I’ve fallen in love with and we are getting married. I introduced his brother to my friend and they’ve been going […]

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My friend turned into a monster!

Published: July 7, 2011 | Last Updated: July 7, 2011 By | Reply Continue Reading

A young woman wonders why her friend turned on her and what she should do   QUESTION Hi Irene, I’m having a problem with a former friend of mine. She was nice at first, but then became this monster who started lashing out at me. I stopped hanging out with her because she became verbally […]

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Help me deal with a Drama Queen

Published: February 23, 2011 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

A reader asks for advice on how to handle a drama queen in her group of friends. QUESTION Hi Irene, I am in an awkward situation with a friend whom I’ll call Carla and don’t know how to handle it. She’s noticed that I’ve been pulling away and wants to get together to talk. We […]

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When Anxiety Clouds A Friendship

Published: October 5, 2010 | Last Updated: July 2, 2023 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A young woman recognizes that anxiety is interfering with her friendships and asks for advice so she doesn’t damage a close relationship.

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