Tag: professional

Office friendships: When you are neither fish nor fowl

Published: December 21, 2015 | Last Updated: January 7, 2016 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

A reader finds office friendships taxing because of her unique role at work.

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Exhausted: When a friend needs more than a friend

Published: February 1, 2015 | By | 13 Replies Continue Reading

If a relationship leaves you feeling totally exhausted, you may need to bow out.

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Guest Post – Friendship Woes: Whom can you turn to for help?

Published: April 27, 2011 | Last Updated: January 21, 2023 By | Reply Continue Reading

Looking for friendship? On the differences between a life coach and therapist

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Befriending a “bad egg” in the office

Published: November 30, 2009 | Last Updated: May 6, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

Don’t give up all your other office relationships because of one bad egg!

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Ending a Friendship: How to put the kibosh on a friendship that seems doomed from the start

Published: August 20, 2009 | Last Updated: March 3, 2013 By | Reply Continue Reading

I’m in several professional organizations with a woman who is a very good person but drives me a little bonkers. She has asked me to meet her for dinner several times, but I have always begged off. This week, she caught me at a weak moment and I said, “yes.”

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Reader Q & A: Escape from a toxic mentor

Published: December 27, 2008 | Last Updated: December 27, 2008 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene,   Never thought I’d write but… years ago, when I started my current career, I was befriended by an older woman. She and I bonded and have become very, very close over the years. In the past few years, though, I’ve started to think of her as "toxic" – she’s very negative […]

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Wisdom from Whitney: Rx for being a less needy friend

Published: December 18, 2008 | Last Updated: December 18, 2008 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

I recently received this post from a reader named Whitney that I thought was worth sharing. Whitney was fortunate to have a good friend—who gave her honest feedback about her neediness— without making Whitney feel totally hurt or bent out of shape. Whitney also seems to have a fair degree of insight into her own […]

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