Tag: toxic

In the Media – Can friends can be bad for your health? (NextAvenue.com)

Published: July 22, 2014 | Last Updated: July 22, 2014 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
In the Media – Can friends can be bad for your health? (NextAvenue.com)

A recent study conducted by Carnegie Mellon University suggests that some friends may be bad for your health.

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Slippery slope: How do I downgrade a relationship with a best friend?

Published: May 18, 2011 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

A woman asks how she can make that transition out of best friend status and downgrade it with minimum damage.

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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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Friendship by the Book: I’m So Happy for You

Published: November 21, 2009 | Last Updated: June 11, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading

You may not be able to picture yourself in a relationship like that of Wendy and her college friend Daphne but in the larger-than-life caricatures of two quintessential New Yorkers, novelist Lucinda Rosenfeld captures the essence of many close female friendships. Daphne Uberoff is stunningly beautiful and has all the trappings of material success; Wendy […]

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