Needy Friends and Shallow Bonds

Let's talk about those friends who we've had in our lives for years but do nothing but use you and waste your time. I've known too many people who want me to give them my undivided attention and then after years of knowing each other, ask me what my last name is to tag me in a photo on Facebook, or ask me what it is I do at my full-time job, or even better suggest I become a blogger when HOLY...

How to Cut Ties From a Toxic Friend

Have you ever had a friend that just sucks the life out of you, leaving you feeling drained? I know I have. There are people out there that whether they are aware of it or not, consume all of our energy without ever replenishing or filling us back up. They are the kind of people who take, take, and take. Even when there is nothing left of you to give, they will try to take some more. These types...

What To Do When a Friend Says They Are Suicidal

Not long ago I was walking out of Bed Bath and Beyond with my friend and one of the workers said, "my daughter is one of those suicide girls" and my friend replied, "like one of the models?" The worker replied, "No. She is obsessed with the idea of suicide." Neither one of us knew what to say after that. We looked back at the man and just told him to get her some help before she does...

How to Create Personal Boundaries for Yourself

Have you ever felt like people were taking advantage of your time, space, and energy? If you're feeling that way right now about someone or a certain situation in your life, it's probably time to draw the line and lay down some healthy boundaries. What are "personal boundaries" though? Well, they are the lines between what you will and will not allow into your life. Boundaries are your friend and...

Friends in Real Life or Just on Social Media?

What do you do when you run into someone you strictly know because of social media? To me it's extremely awkward to see someone you rarely ever see outside of the social media realm but that you talk to pretty often, they like all your photos, you feel like you know them so well but when face to face interaction occurs it's extremely strange. The question is what do you do when this type of...