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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 winLike all intimate connections, romantic relationships are emotionally complex; even the best will have moments of conflict, sadness, and anger, along with joy and fulfillment. How people treat...
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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 after starting college. I had just moved away from a tight-knit friend group in my hometown and had no idea what...
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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 students 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 winWe all know 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. But you...
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Ask the health educator: “How do you reject someone who likes you?”

—Jaime S.*, University of Waterloo, Ontario(*Name changed)Having someone—especially if it’s a friend—like you when you don’t feel the same way about them can be extremely tough! On the one hand, you don’t want to...
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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 aren’t terribly effective at changing other people’s...
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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...
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Active listener or problem solver? How to help friends through tough times

Rate this article and enter to winMost of us have had someone we’re close to struggle through a rough patch. Wanting to help the person feel better, we may try to offer a quick...
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Turn conversations into connections: Tips on meeting people and building friendships

Rate this article and enter to winAs we navigate the world of change and opportunity in school, camaraderie can serve as the backbone of our experiences. Friends can make us feel happier, healthier, and...