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How To Deal With A Needy Friend

Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living

By Rachel Pomerance for U.S. News If you've ever felt the tug of a needy friendship, you may have found yourself stewing as you endured her umpteen...

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?

'How Do I Get My Friend to Grow Up?'

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 05.09.2012 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

If the worst were to happen and she was left alone, I know she'd come to me first, and I can't support her. I can't afford it. I

'My Friend Has No Boundaries'

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 04.02.2012 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Explicitly let her know when she has overstepped your boundaries.

When 'your friend' doesn't get the message

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

Avoiding hurt and acting with grace QUESTION Dear Irene, While I was in graduate school I worked on a project with a classmate named Mindy. We hung...

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...

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?