Tag: self-esteem

A mom worries that her 13-year-old daughter can’t keep friends

Published: December 15, 2015 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

The daughter can’t keep friends because they wind up losing respecting for her.

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My daughter feels like an outsider

Published: November 6, 2014 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A mom worries that her sophomore daughter feels like an outsider in high school

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Help! My Teenage Daughter Is Losing Her Friends

Published: July 20, 2011 | Last Updated: November 20, 2023 By | 62 Replies Continue Reading
Help! My Teenage Daughter Is Losing Her Friends

Psychologist urges mom not to worry too much about her teenage daughter — teen friendships change over time.

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My best friend exhausts me!

Published: February 15, 2011 | Last Updated: February 15, 2017 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

How do you deal with a friend who drains and exhausts you?

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Ditched by a best friend

Published: January 28, 2011 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 88 Replies Continue Reading

If you have been ditched by a best friend, it’s probably time to back off.

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Escaping from a toxic triangle

Published: January 21, 2009 | Last Updated: January 22, 2009 By | 73 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I’m a 40-year-old woman who feels like she’s back in junior high. I have three kids who are very involved in sports and activities. Over the last four years, my husband and I developed a group of friends with kids the same ages. My closest friend in the group was a woman […]

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Reader Q & A: Envy among friends

Published: November 18, 2008 | Last Updated: November 18, 2008 By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene, Just want to say thank you for this blog. I just walked away from a very painful friendship that almost ripped off my self-esteem. It is true that I have not always been the most confident person, but I have never encountered anyone like this before. She is always judgmental, negatively critical, […]

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