"Supportive" Friendships That Are Toxic

Cooper, Gary
November 2007
Psychotherapy Networker Magazine;Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p18
The article discusses a study conducted by Amanda Rose about friendships and the negative effects brought about by coruminating. The study showed that girls who coruminate with their girlfriends end up with negative internalized symptoms such as depression and anxiety. In the case of boys, however, no such symptoms appeared. According to the article, more study should be done concerning friendship dynamics among girls.


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