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

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In the Media – 9 Bad Influences on Your Child (Real Simple)

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In the Media – 9 Bad Influences on Your Child (Real Simple)

Every parent worries about the “bad friend”—the friend your kid brings home that makes your stomach turn because of the potential bad influence.

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In the Media – How to Mend a Friendship (Woman’s Day)

In the Media – How to Mend a Friendship (Woman’s Day)

Writer Denise Schipani outlines 7 scenarios that create tensions among friends. She interviewed Dr. Levine and other experts for tips on how to mend a friendship

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Establishing boundaries with a disabled friend

A woman’s blind, disabled friend with Asperger’s keeps demanding more and more of her.

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A wife-chaser made me lose trust in female friends

Having had a problem with trust in the past can make someone even more sensitive to a breech of trust.

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Everyone else has close friends

It may seem like everyone else’s close friends are permanent but most friendships are dynamic, changing all the time.

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Feeling like a misfit with no money

Sometimes just feeling like a misfit can be a deterrent to making friends

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Guest post and giveaway of Beach Plum Island, a new novel by Holly Robinson

Guest post and giveaway of Beach Plum Island, a new novel by Holly Robinson

Holly Robinson, author of Beach Plum Island, writes about how her friendships keep her writing. Comment to win a free copy of her new book.

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In the Media – Dogs as connectors to friendships

If you’re looking for friendship, getting a dog might be something to consider.

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How do you handle a pushy friend?

When you’re dealing with a pushy friend, you need to set some boundaries.

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Not invited to the party: Could it be a misunderstanding?

If you don’t know why you weren’t invited to the party, all you can do is ask.

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