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Warning Signs of a Toxic Friend in 2020

Life is not a bed of roses and we all deserve a loving friend to help us through it. Positive friendships aim at uplifting and empowering you, whereas toxic friendships will make you feel worthless. Blinded by their false charm or unnecessary forcefulness, we bend to their every command while receiving nothing in return. 8… Read More ›

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Friendship Burnout, it’s a thing

Whether you have been friends since you were children or just for a few months, it is possible to suffer friendship burnout. Yes, it’s a thing. Even the people you feel like you have a close connection with can eventually get under your skin.  You might start to feel like this person is driving you… Read More ›

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Love Is A Practice

Love is part of being human but it is not something that just comes naturally, at least that is what one analyst believes. Loving another takes work. It requires effort, discipline, concentration, patience, faith, and the overcoming of narcissism. Love is not a feeling, rather it is a practice. Psychoanalyst and social philosopher Erich Fromm… Read More ›

When your BFF doesn’t support your relationship…

You have found “the one.” You are in love and elated. You share your excitement with your best friend expecting to receive support, hugs, and maybe even a “congrats.” But, instead, you are met with disdain. Your friend is less than happy for you. He, she, they thinks you are making a mistake.  Naturally, you… Read More ›

It is ok to say “no” :set boundaries from the beginning

Your friend calls and asks you if you are able to help work the table at the school fair next week. You think about it and despite the fact that you will have to rearrange your schedule, and squeeze this event between two others, thus leaving no time for you to make it to your… Read More ›