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Reader Wisdom: On chronic pain and friendship

Published: August 19, 2015 | By | 12 Replies Continue Reading
Reader Wisdom: On chronic pain and friendship

A reader with chronic pain explains the friendship challenges she faces.

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Diagnosed With Breast Cancer and Feeling Depressed? Don’t Isolate Yourself

Published: June 20, 2011 | Last Updated: October 11, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading
Diagnosed With Breast Cancer and Feeling Depressed? Don’t Isolate Yourself

Being treated for breast cancer can be physically and emotionally tough to endure; social supports can be a lifesaver.

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Depression, loneliness and friendship

Published: May 30, 2011 | Last Updated: October 26, 2013 By | 12 Replies Continue Reading

The combination of depression, pain and loneliness

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Apologies can pave the way for second chances

Published: March 30, 2011 | Last Updated: March 30, 2011 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, My best friend Lila started hanging out with this other girl Jenny. At first the three of us were friends. Then Jenny offered to take Lila on a cruise. The next month, the two of them were always together, talking about me and spreading rumors behind my back. After they returned, Lila […]

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Devastated over being dumped? Control what you can

Published: March 17, 2010 | Last Updated: March 17, 2010 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, A college friend named Leah recently dumped me. I graduated but she’s still in her final year. We live three-hours apart but we’ve met up about a dozen times since graduation in May. The last few times, she was very distant and seemed to actively avoid talking or being with me (we […]

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Reader Q&A: Achieving closure after being dumped by a friend at work

Published: August 29, 2008 | Last Updated: November 3, 2012 By | 130 Replies Continue Reading

About three months ago, Anna had met a new friend, “Lisa,” and I felt replaced. Little by little, I felt pushed aside and believe that Lisa had put a rift in the friendship between Anna and me. All of the sudden, Anna and I spent less and less time together as she made more time for Lisa.

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