Asking for a Friend: Proselytizing for Professional Help

Olive answers the latest Asking for a Friend: how do I help my friend who is too involved in her parents' drama?

Asking for a Friend: Where to Draw the Line at Lies

Dear Olive, My best friend lies about everything. It was easy to ignore when she was just bragging about rich …

Asking for a Friend: Sad in Grad School

Dear Olive, I spent more than eight years on the road to becoming a scientist with a dream of a …

Asking for a Friend: Confounded by the Cosmos

Dear Olive,  How do I reconcile the fact that I am a tiny insignificant speck of dust floating through the …

Asking for a Friend: I Can See the Stress from Here

Dear Olive, My 12-year-old niece is SO stressed about school. She puts tons of pressure on herself, studies incredibly hard, …

Asking for a Friend: What If I’m Ross?

Dear Olive, I keep falling for the wrong people — people who end up being emotionally unavailable, though it’s truly …

Asking for a Friend: Getting Over Not Getting Along

Dear Olive, I don’t like my best friend’s boyfriend. He’s not evil, but we just don’t click. I find his …