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Author Irene S. Levine, PhD, is The Friendship Doctor, dispensing expert advice on The Friendship Blog.

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When a friend always imitates and copies, what do you do?

December 21, 2014 | By | 12 Replies Continue Reading

A woman is frustrated that her friend copies everything she does.

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In the Media – The Health Benefits of Friendship (FitnessRepublic.com)

December 20, 2014 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – The Health Benefits of Friendship (FitnessRepublic.com)

In this article in Fitness Republic.com, Dr. Levine writes about three studies examining the health benefits of friendship.

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Feeling hurt that my relationship with my roommate has changed

December 18, 2014 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A woman feels humiliated when her ex-roommate meets a guy and sees her less.

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Reader Wisdom: What friends should and shouldn’t say when someone loses a job

December 15, 2014 | By | Reply Continue Reading

A reader loses a job under difficult circumstances and suggests some ways that friends can be more or less supportive and helpful.

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Friendship etiquette: How to explain not being invited to mutual friends

December 12, 2014 | By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

A woman feels awkward explaining that she wasn’t invited to a get-together.

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In the Media – Tips for attending your high school reunion (WomensHealth.com)

December 9, 2014 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – Tips for attending your high school reunion (WomensHealth.com)

On WomensHealth.com, writer Anna Borges offers 13 tips for being the envy of everyone at your high school reunion.

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Friendship by the Book: Big Little Lies by Lianne Moriarity

December 9, 2014 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
Friendship by the Book: Big Little Lies by Lianne Moriarity

The novel Big Little Lies offers some keen insights into female friendships.

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In the Media – How to Deal with Roommate Fights (HerCampus.com)

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In the Media – How to Deal with Roommate Fights (HerCampus.com)

Corinne Sullivan writes about roommate fights on HerCampus.com.

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On missing old friends

December 5, 2014 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A young woman from Sweden laments missing old friends from whom she’s drifted apart.

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In the Media – 8 Tips for Making New Friends (Fitness Republic)

December 3, 2014 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
In the Media – 8 Tips for Making New Friends (Fitness Republic)

On Fitness Republic, Dr. Levine discusses some of the attitudinal and logistical changes that might help in making new friends.

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