Tag: toxic

Is This Friendship Worth “The Talk”?

Published: May 16, 2011 | Last Updated: October 26, 2021 By | 13 Replies Continue Reading
Is This Friendship Worth “The Talk”?

Sometimes there’s no point in having “the talk” if a friendship is consistently disappointing and unrewarding.

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Toxic friends: There’s one in every bunch

Published: April 11, 2011 | Last Updated: September 6, 2016 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

The more people in a group, the more likely the possibilities of personality clashes.

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Guest Post: How To Handle Toxic Teen friendships

Published: April 8, 2011 | Last Updated: June 23, 2022 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Teens are hard-pressed to know when they should phase out a friendship—even toxic teen friendships.

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Toxic friendships: It takes two

Published: March 14, 2011 | Last Updated: November 22, 2013 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

It takes two people to define a friendship. So if your friend has no boundaries, it’s also true that you haven’t set any limits.

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5 Ways To Improve Your Friendships in 2010

Published: January 3, 2010 | Last Updated: January 3, 2010 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

Whether it’s the occasion of a birthday or an anniversary, or the passing of another year or of another decade, it’s human nature to periodically take stock of things. Turning the page on the calendar means looking back and looking forward, which often brings into bold relief those aspects of our lives where we think […]

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The Bad Friend: What’s a mom to do?

Published: December 5, 2009 | Last Updated: May 27, 2013 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

Most parents have the unsettling experience of their children bringing home a “bad friend.” Here’s some advice for moms facing this dilemma.

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Middle school frenemies: Why are girls so mean?

Published: December 4, 2009 | Last Updated: October 21, 2014 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Every mother knows how tough middle school friendships can be for young women.

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P.S. What I Didn’t Say: An Iterview with Megan McMorris

Published: October 11, 2009 | Last Updated: January 3, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading

Portland-based Megan McMorris is the editor of a new anthology, P.S. What I Didn’t Say: Unsent Letters to Our Female Friends

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Could YOU be a toxic friend? 5 Sure Signs

Published: September 28, 2009 | Last Updated: September 28, 2009 By | 17 Replies Continue Reading

After a tiff with your BFF, it’s natural to get upset and ask yourself (or a third person), "What’s wrong with her?" That’s because it’s much easier for all of us to recognize blemishes or faults in our friends than it is to look in the mirror. But if you’re finding that you’re having frequent […]

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Am I my friend’s keeper?

Published: September 7, 2009 | Last Updated: September 7, 2009 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, Hopefully, you can help me with my predicament. Over the past six months I’ve been "friends" with a 25-year-old girl. I’m a 37-year-old woman. Yeah, you know where I’m going with this! She is where I USED to be: binging, playing the victim role, can’t find love, affection, or the attention she […]

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