Tag: needy

How can I peacefully end a relationship with a needy friend?

Published: September 29, 2012 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 30 Replies Continue Reading

It’s never easy to end a relationship with a needy friend. You can only try your best.

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How can I handle a friend who is clingy and self-absorbed?

Published: June 7, 2012 | Last Updated: March 7, 2013 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

Clingy friends can be draining. For a relationship to work, friends need to meet each other halfway.  QUESTION Hi, Irene. I suffer from mental health difficulties and I had to quit my job and move back to my parents’ house. My GP referred me to a group for women with similar problems and there I met and became […]

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Too Much: Overwhelmed by a friend without boundaries

Published: January 20, 2012 | Last Updated: April 12, 2015 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

If your friend has no boundaries, responsibility for setting them falls on you.

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Helping Teens Set Boundaries with Needy Friends

Published: June 1, 2011 | Last Updated: May 14, 2024 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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Feeling trapped? Honesty may help

Published: March 7, 2011 | Last Updated: September 25, 2013 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

When a relationship begins to feel uncomfortable, honesty may fix it.

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Five common pitfalls of female friendship

Published: April 15, 2009 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

As much as we would like them to, many friendships—even the best of them—don’t last forever. So when a close friendship falls apart, it’s natural to feel a sense of loss and pain, particularly if the friendship was a meaningful one. But with some insight and understanding, we may be able to avoid the traps […]

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