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Friendship Advice: How to End a Relationship with a Needy Friend

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 12.02.2012 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

I feel guilty about not wanting to be her friend anymore, but the truth is, I can't take being her personal therapist any longer. I also am afraid that if I try to leave the friendship, she will do something drastic and try to badmouth me to our mutual friends. How can I peacefully end this?

Help! My friend has become too needy

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

QUESTION Dear Irene, My best friend has become overly dependent on me. She's been living in another state for the last few years but we see each oth...

How Independent Are You?

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Fourth of July is a great time of year to ask yourself, how independent are you? Are you Dependent, Pseudo-independent or Independent?