Tag: self-centered

My friend doesn’t stop complaining

Published: February 8, 2017 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

How do you handle a friend who is always complaining to you?

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Friends of Convenience: Is convenience a drawback or strength in a friendship?

Published: April 17, 2016 | By | 16 Replies Continue Reading

Friends of Convenience: Is convenience a drawback or strength in a friendship?

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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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Can’t get close to my self-centered friend

Published: September 16, 2012 | Last Updated: August 9, 2015 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

If you are unable to get close to someone, it may be that the person is self-centered and emotionally incapable of focusing on others.

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Is this friendship breakup worth talking about?

Published: August 6, 2012 | Last Updated: October 28, 2012 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

About two weeks ago, one of my closest friends and I had a massive argument. I don’t know whether to even bother trying to sort out the problem or just move on already, and forget about it and forget about her.

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Self-centered friends: Better in small doses

Published: May 12, 2011 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

You might only be able to take a self-centered person in small doses.

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Saying NO to a friend isn’t easy

Published: February 24, 2011 | Last Updated: August 3, 2020 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Saying NO to a friend is never easy, even someone is in the habit of making unreasonable requests.

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How to Handle a Friend Who’s a Narcissist

Published: August 8, 2010 | Last Updated: May 31, 2021 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

I recently answered this question on HerCampus. This problem is a common one, unfortunately.   QUESTION I can never get a word in edgewise with my friend. I like her but she is super narcissistic. What are the best ways to deal with a friend who wants to always talk about herself?   ANSWER If […]

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It’s hard to say goodbye to a BFF, even if she’s a narcissist

Published: June 11, 2010 | Last Updated: June 11, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I met my former BFF on the first day of college almost nine years ago. A year later, I went to a party she was throwing and met my now fiancé, who is great friends with her brothers. She was always a high maintenance friend; she was more concerned with having tons […]

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A final friendship disappointment

Published: November 16, 2009 | Last Updated: November 16, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, My friend has been going through marriage problems ever since I’ve known her (13 years now). I have been there for her when she needed someone to talk to. When the problems got too big to deal with, I suggested counseling since I didn’t want their marriage problems to affect the friendship […]

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