Why the Happiest People “Bother” Their Friends

A therapist explains why we worry too much about annoying our friends.

Kathleen Smith
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People bring a lot of fears to therapy. One of the most common ones I hear from young adults is a fear of annoying their friends. People worry about seeming too eager when making new friends or too overwhelming when they talk with old ones.

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Kathleen Smith
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Kathleen Smith is a therapist and author of the books Everything Isn’t Terrible and True to You. She writes about anxiety, relationships, and Bowen theory.