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

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Book group friends: Are they real friends?

July 29, 2015 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

A woman questions her friendships with book group members, resigns from the book club, and worries whether she did the right thing.

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A friendship question from a reader hints at something else

July 26, 2015 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

Sometimes little friendship problems need to be seen as hints of something bigger.

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In the Media – 5 Ways your friendship may be unhealthy

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In the Media – 5 Ways your friendship may be unhealthy

An article on HerCampus.com describes five different ways that friendships may be unhealthy.

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In the Media – 10 Books to read after a friendship ends

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In the Media – 10 Books to read after a friendship ends

A recent article on the website Bustle compiled a list of ten books to read after a friendship ends.

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In the Media – How to help a depressed friend

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In the Media – How to help a depressed friend

In an article she penned for Fitness Republic, The Friendship Doctor offer six tips for helping a depressed friend.

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Friendship: Is loyalty a weakness?

July 20, 2015 | By | 20 Replies Continue Reading

An engaged woman asks whether her fiancé’s loyalty to old friends—she doesn’t care for—is a character weakness.

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Tea Time: A new TV documentary showcasing female friendships

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Tea Time: A new TV documentary showcasing female friendships

Tea Time is a documentary that offers a glimpse into the female friendships of five older Chilean women.

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A teen is annoyed by a friend always changing plans at the last minute

July 18, 2015 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

What can you do when a friend is always changing plans on you?

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In the Media – How to handle conflicts with your spouse over friends (Deseret News)

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In the Media – How to handle conflicts with your spouse over friends (Deseret News)

In the (Utah) Deseret News, journalist Herb Scribner writes about how to handle conflicts with your spouse over friends.

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In the Media – 15 Signs You’re An Amazing Friend (BuzzFeed)

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In the Media – 15 Signs You’re An Amazing Friend (BuzzFeed)

Anna Borges writes for BuzzFeed, “15 Signs You’re Actually An Amazing Friend.”

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