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Unhealthy friendship? When to salvage it and when to let go

Expert and student tips for how to deal with an unhealthy friendship.
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Ask the health educator: “How do you know if you’re in a healthy relationship?”

—Eric, Oneonta, New YorkAh, don’t we all want to have a happy and healthy relationship with our partner? Sometimes it can be easy to see and you can tell in your gut if your...
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Ask the counselor: How do I know if my romantic partner’s dependency is unhealthy?

 “How do I know if my romantic partner’s dependency is unhealthy?”—Sam*, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, CanadaLet’s start with the basics of a healthy relationship: You give and you receive. For a time, it...
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Ask the counselor: Knowing if you’re in an unhealthy friendship

“How do I know if I’m in an unhealthy friendship?”—Emily, Winter Park, FloridaTo find the answer to your question, it might be helpful to ask, “What is a healthy friendship?” I believe that meaningful...
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Ask the doc: Am I unhealthily overweight?

"How do we know if we are overweight in an unhealthy way?"—Stella,* Irvine, CaliforniaStella,What the old me would have saidA few years ago I would have thought this was a very straightforward question. I...