Tag: neediness

Feeling guilty about a breakup

Published: August 3, 2016 | By | 19 Replies Continue Reading

A woman is left feeling guilty after she ends a long-term friendship.

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Not a priority anymore

Published: February 8, 2016 | By | 20 Replies Continue Reading

Since her friend got involved in a relationship, she feels as if her friendship isn’t a priority anymore.

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Helping Teens Set Boundaries with Needy Friends

Published: June 1, 2011 | Last Updated: April 6, 2021 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

Needy teen friends are difficult to have in times of calm and even more so when they are experiencing stress or other psychological turmoil.

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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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Am I my friend’s keeper?

Published: September 7, 2009 | Last Updated: September 7, 2009 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, Hopefully, you can help me with my predicament. Over the past six months I’ve been "friends" with a 25-year-old girl. I’m a 37-year-old woman. Yeah, you know where I’m going with this! She is where I USED to be: binging, playing the victim role, can’t find love, affection, or the attention she […]

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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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