Tag: support group

Disappearing Acts: When Friends Are Gone After a Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder

Published: August 19, 2021 | Last Updated: August 19, 2021 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading
Disappearing Acts: When Friends Are Gone After a Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder

Someone loses her friends after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder and cuts her off completely. She asks how to handle this?

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Caregiving: Making friends after loss

Published: May 29, 2017 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

After a man cares for his mother for more than six years, she passes away. Lonely, he asks how to make friends after loss.

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A teen’s parents insist she end her friendship with a gay friend

Published: October 26, 2015 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

The gay friend asks whether she can preserve the friendship.

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Diagnosed with breast cancer and feeling depressed? Don’t isolate yourself

Published: June 20, 2011 | Last Updated: June 20, 2011 By | Reply Continue Reading

Being treated for breast cancer can be physically and emotionally tough to endure   QUESTION Dear Irene, I’m sorry, I hope this whole post makes sense, I’m not able to think properly right now but I needed to get this off my chest. These past six months have been extremely difficult. I’m being treated for […]

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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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Infertility can derail friendships

Published: February 28, 2011 | Last Updated: March 8, 2021 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

Infertility can inadvertently derail some friendships, even good ones. Here are some helpful hints to help you avoid that.

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Friendships by the Book: The Unfaithful Widow

Published: June 18, 2010 | Last Updated: June 18, 2010 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

The Unfaithful Widow is a collection of essays by Barbara Barth, describing her first year alone after her husband’s death. "I blush to say that everything in the book happened to me, or rather I did it all, " says Barbara. "Saying I did it all has more power to it, which is the message […]

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Friendship in a Box: What’s going on?

Published: April 21, 2010 | Last Updated: April 21, 2010 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I haven’t seen anything like this on your blog, so maybe others have the same question. I have a close friend I met about two years ago in a support group. We both lost our husbands to illness in their prime. Needless to say, we feel connected in a way that is […]

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Making friends when you’re depressed: It’s not easy

Published: April 15, 2010 | Last Updated: May 12, 2020 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

It’s nearly impossible to make friends when you’re depressed.

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Love, Loss and Friendship: Getting Over the Death of a Child

Published: December 9, 2009 | Last Updated: October 12, 2020 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Lynn shares her experience of how the friends she made through a support group helped her cope with this unimaginable loss.

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