June 2009
Dolly;Jun2009, Issue 464, p44
The article gives advice on dealing with a girlfriend who is in a self-destructive behavior. Author Maggie Hamilton, there is a link between risky behaviour and the stress girls are experiencing. It notes the possibility that a girlfriend may be coping with feeling sad, depressed, confused or angry about something that is happening in her life. There is a need to talk to a troubled friend, as well as show her the value of her friendship. Sometimes a professional help, such as a counsellor, is needed if her problem is too difficult to handle.


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