Posts in Solve Friend Problems
Anxiety and friendships

Anxiety can have a big impact on friendships. Whether you are suffering from anxiety or you have a friend that is, it can strain, change and put pressure on your friendship. Anxiety can present itself in different ways for different people. It can be hard to pinpoint its cause and even harder to pinpoint its cure. Here are things you need to know about anxiety and friendships.

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My friend is too opinionated

A friend that is constantly giving you their opion when you haven’t asked for it can be exhausting and can destroy your self confidence, if you let it. It is really important to be able to recognise these opinionated people and learn how to manage your friendship with them. To manage the stress that they cause it is essential to be able to manage conversations with them or decide whether it is more beneficial to detox them from your friendship circle. Here are 5 easy ways to manage a friend that is too opinionated.

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How to maintain friendships while in a relationship

Trying to juggle; life, staying healthy, working, keeping a happy relationship and managing a social life can at times feel overwhelming. However getting a good balance between ‘adulting’ and having fun is actually essential to your mental wellbeing. Here are 5 easy ways to maintain friendships while in a relationship...

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Top 10 things never to say to your single friends on Valentines Day

Once you've been coupled up for years, single lonely Valentines Days can seem like a very distant memory. So distant in fact it makes you miss your single days! Now although you're past the soppy stuff, not doing gifts this year and too busy spending money on the kids you single friends may appreciate some extra support. Here's a handy guide of the top 10 things never to say to your single friends on Valentines Day.
 

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How to not take friends for granted

When life gets busy it can be easy to take great friends for granted. When we have lots to do and are swept into the craziness of the everyday it can be so easy to leave a text message not replied to for days, to not send love or appreciation their way and to forget important things going on in their life. Here you will find 6 simple but effective steps to stop taking your friends forgranted instantly!

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My friend is so needy

We’ve all come across someone like this before. They are lovely to spend time with but can flip into getting possessive over you, jealous when you spend time with other people and a burden with their constant fight for your attention. What they don’t realise is that this type of behaviour actually pushes you away. It’s time to release yourself from this negative strain and either mend the friendship or detox the friendship with these top tips.

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Working unsocial hours and keeping friendships alive

When trying to organise a catch up most people will say "I'm working next week". When they say it, they mean that they're working their set hours during the day but will be free in the evenings. When I say I'm working next week it normally means I'm away on a 9 hour flight ride in another country halfway around the world. What people struggle to grasp is that I can't just fit in a coffee between working flights because between working flights, I'm out of the country.

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4 things you should never say to your friend that is pregnant for the second time

However, being pregnant for a second time I didn’t expect to have conversations with people that would make me question their question. Regularly I get comments and I think to myself that is something you should never say to your friend that is pregnant for the second time. Maybe being the pregnant one you feel like it should be unwritten code, but as I've come across many people that don't know here I am sharing it for the world to see. 

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My friend is a hoarder

There then becomes a time where you will visit their home.  Then you find out that your friend is a hoarder. Not just the memories, tickets, children’s art, books, they keep everything.  

It can be difficult, especially for the minimalist, OCD friends, you may be similar people but your homes could not be more different.  So, how do you deal with this?

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