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Handling Pushy Overbearing Friends

Published: May 7, 2022 | Last Updated: May 7, 2022 By | Reply Continue Reading
Handling Pushy Overbearing Friends

A reader asks how to deal with pushy overbearing friends that make her feel like she’s pushed into a corner. QUESTION Hi Dr. Irene,A few years ago, my husband and I met another couple in a community group. We’re not especially close to Jim and Libby but we have enjoyed going out for dinner with […]

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My Friend Has Lost Interest In Our Friendship

Published: October 30, 2021 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
My Friend Has Lost Interest In Our Friendship

When a friend has lost interest in a friendship, there is not much to do but move on. Friendships are dynamic and change over time.

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How Do I Deal WIth A Pushy Person?

Published: March 10, 2021 | Last Updated: March 10, 2021 By | 9 Replies Continue Reading
How Do I Deal WIth A Pushy Person?

How do you deal with a pushy person? Two women met in a workshop but one wants more of a friendship than does the other.

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Ditched by an ex-friend at my condo

Published: July 2, 2016 | By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

A woman ditched by a neighbor, who once was a friend, feels devastated.

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Toxic friendship: A friend who saps your energy

Published: January 23, 2016 | By | 16 Replies Continue Reading

If a friend consistently saps your energy and leaves you feeling drained, it is a one-sided friendship.

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Lopsided Friendship: Friends won’t come to her house

Published: January 16, 2016 | By | 13 Replies Continue Reading

A single woman is unsettled that her married friends never make it to her house to visit.

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Reader Wisdom: On giving up one-sided friendships

Published: June 19, 2015 | By | 43 Replies Continue Reading

An anonymous poster offers advice on giving up on one-sided friendships.

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When you have no other friends

Published: April 8, 2015 | By | 34 Replies Continue Reading

When someone has no other friends, she may put up with more than she should for fear of losing the friendship.

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Friendship: On asking for support

Published: January 19, 2015 | Last Updated: January 19, 2015 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

Six questions to ask yourself when you are asking for support and don’t get it.

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Seeing My Friend For The First Time After A One-Sided Breakup

Published: September 20, 2014 | Last Updated: May 11, 2022 By | 15 Replies Continue Reading
Seeing My Friend For The First Time After A One-Sided Breakup

After a one-sided breakup, the closer you were, the more difficult and awkward it is to see an ex-friend for the first time.

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