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Toxic Friendship

Signs Of A Toxic Friendship, From Dr. Irene Levine (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

How do you know when a friendship is broken beyond repair? Friendship expert Dr. Irene Levine outlined the three signs of a toxic friendship when she ...

How To Break Up With A Friend, From Dr. Irene Levine (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

Everybody has their limits! This week on Mondays With Marlo, friendship expert Dr. Irene Levine told me that you should give your friends the benefit ...

Strindberg & Helium: What Can a Cartoon Show us about Unbalanced Friendships?

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 06.17.2012 | Women
Brandi Megan Granett

I've always wondered how you could be a good friend, set boundaries, and still be connected meaningfully to the people you care for -- even if they have a tough time caring for themselves.

Guest Post: How to handle toxic teen friendships

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

By Barbara R. Greenberg, PhD and Jennifer A. Powell-Lunder, PsyD Teens are hard-pressed to know when they should phase out a friendship. As parents, ...

Toxic friendship? It takes two

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Dr. Levine, I have read most of your posts about needy friends and overbearing friends and annoying friends. I am in a long-term friends...

Toxic Venting: When To Stop Listening

Judith Acosta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

Good listening seeks to understand, but it is not always silent, and it does not automatically dismiss accountability. As a result, it is decidedly not what some people are looking for: a toxic dump site.

Can you pause a friendship?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, I have a group of girlfriends, basically six of us, who've known each other since high school. Anyway, I got very close with th...

Girl-Hate-Girl Action

Rachel Bertsche | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachel Bertsche

Everyone has someone they can't be friends with.

Lindsay Lohan Turns To Self-Help Book For Guidance

People | David Caplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Lindsay Lohan needs all the advice she can get. As the star gets ready to serve time behind bars -- she has until July 20 to surrender to authorities...

Friend or Foe: Don't mess with my kid

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, I'm having a difficult time moving on after ending a toxic friendship. I began distancing myself from this friend once I realiz...

5 Signs It's Time to Kick Your Friendship to the Curb

Melanie Gorman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Melanie Gorman

If you're thinking about shifts in your friendships and wondering if one has become toxic, I offer you these signs that it's time to let the relationship go.

Detox From Toxic Friends

Christine Whelan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Whelan

I admit it: I have a friend that I'm afraid to totally ditch for fear she'll do something nasty to me. OK, now your turn: You have toxic friendships, I know you do. It's time to admit it--and figure out why.

9 Signs Your Friend Is Toxic

wowOwow | Randi Bernfield | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The colloquial term "frenemy" was coined to describe a complicated relationship wherein a person causes a friend such pain and anguish that there is a...

Psych 101: When a Close Friend is Depressed

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Yes, there are some cases when close friends need to cut a little slack. Could it be that your friendship feels burdensome and painful because your friend is depressed?