Dr Phil: Smothering Your Best Friend & How To Be A Good Friend


Dr Phil February 11 2013 Preview

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Do you need advice on how to be a good friend? Dr Phil is addressing that in a new episode on February 11 2013.


Dr Phil: Best Friends

Dr Phil: Smothering Your Best Friend & How To Be A Good Friend

Are you smothering your best friend? On February 11 2013, Dr. Phil talks to two women who feel they’ve gotten too close.

It’s been said that a woman’s best friend offers all the support of a husband, but what happens when you give that friend too much? One woman found out the hard way that her best friend wanted her life.

Dr Phil: Friends No More

On Monday February 11 2013, Dr. Phil talks to two women who used to be best friends. When Jen started crossing boundary lines, her best friend got a little freaked out. The stalker-like behavior became scarier. Jen began calling her friend’s children “my babies.” She started texting her inappropriate messages about loving her and wanting her life. This freaked her best friend out and she told her to stay away.


Dr Phil: Jen Needs Her Best Friend

Jen said she needs her best friend back in her life. She said in a text, “I love you. I need you. I will love you the right way.” Tune in February 11 to find out what “the right way” means for Jen.

Dr Phil: How To Be A Good Friend

Dr. Phil said that if you want to have a good friend, you need to be a good friend. Here are some of his tips for being the best friend you can be, without going overboard.

  • Don’t be critical of your girlfriends and don’t compete with them.
  • Talk about things you both like, but don’t change your likes to please another person.
  • Be your authentic self.
  • Be each other’s support system and accept each other for who you are.
  • Don’t gossip or talk behind each other’s backs.
  • Look at your personality and how it affects other people. You may need to take a step back and reevaluate how you present yourself to others.
  • Make amends, move on and don’t obsess over petty disputes.


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