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Ask the health educator: “How do you reject someone who likes you?”

A counselor explains how to kindly deal with someone who has feelings for you when you don't feel the same way.
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9 ways to deal with an overbearing friend

What to do if a friend becomes too much.
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How to handle 3 common roommate problems

How to best keep the peace with the people you live with.
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Ask the counselor: “How can I help a friend through a breakup?”

Here's exactly what to do if your friend just got dumped.
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9 ways to support a friend in an abusive relationship

Rate this article and enter to winRelationships are emotionally complex; even the best will have moments of conflict, sadness, and anger, along with joy and fulfillment. How people treat each other in those difficult...
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Social support: The most overlooked self-care routine

Rate this article and enter to winI began feeling pretty out of it when I was 18. I had just started college after moving away from a tight-knit friend group in my hometown and...
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Ask the counselor: “What’s the best way to help a friend mourn the loss...

—Jennifer T., University of North DakotaSeveral years ago, I was working on a project that involved hearing from teens who had recently experienced the death of a parent. I’d never met them before, but...
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With someone who drank too much? How you can help

Rate this article and enter to winYou might be familiar with this scenario: You’re out with your friends and everyone is enjoying themselves—swaying to the music, unwinding, and perhaps throwing back a few drinks....
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Tame the tension: Science-backed ways to talk it out

Rate this article and enter to win How often are you baffled by someone’s refusal to share (or even see) your point of view? As a species, humans are not terribly effective at changing other...
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Are we best friends for life (BFFLs) or frenemies?

Rate this article and enter to winAll relationships have their ups and downs, and it’s normal to have disagreements with friends on occasion. But if someone demands a lot of your energy or leaves...