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Toxic friendships : knowing the rules and dealing with the friends who break them

Author: Suzanne Degges-White; Judy Pochel Van Tieghem
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Good friends and healthy friendships are crucial to a woman's well-being at every stage of her life. What happens when a friendship turns toxic? When a friend becomes hurtful or mistreats another? When a friend abandons another friend in a time of need? Here, the authors explore such toxic friendships and how women navigate the ups and downs, as well as how broken friendships can be mended, and bad friendships  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Degges-White; Judy Pochel Van Tieghem
ISBN: 9781442239975 1442239972
OCLC Number: 897632205
Description: xiii, 265 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The need for community --
Friendship patterns from girlhood through older adulthood --
It's a matter of trust --
Just the way you are --
Any friend of hers is a friend of mine --
Being there with emotional support --
A friend in need --
Keep the "friendship favors" balance in check --
Defending your honor --
Bring joy to your friends --
Criticism is not okay --
Jealousy is not okay --
A rule-by-rule guide for parents --
Soccer moms and carpool divas --
Church and civic group friends --
Down the street and on the job : getting along with neighbors and coworkers --
Playing by the rules --
Writing your own rules of relationship --
Taking stock and letting go.
Responsibility: Suzanne Degges-White and Judy Pochel Van Tieghem.

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Addressing ten basic rules of friendship, this book provides perspectives on dealing with toxic friends who break these rules. Self-exploration exercises are included to help readers develop healthy,  Read more...

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This book is intended as a kind of field guide to `toxic' relationships of various kinds, but especially friendships among women. . . .Degges-White is a therapist as well as a professor of Read more...

 
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