nlmcp, Sounds like you need to put you foot down with your dentist and your friends! I think you should tell your friend that you need her to listen to you now instead of making everything about her! If she's a good friend, she'll understand! As for your male friend, let him know he's on the verge of losing your friendship, as well. The last thing you need is a whining man hanging around! Hang in there with the financial problems! We've all deal with them in some way! Your performance at work is probably affected by all of the other things on your mind. Try to focus on work, maybe it can provide a distraction from everything! We're all here for you. PM me if you need to "talk".