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

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My friend’s son was sentenced to prison

November 4, 2016 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

A woman’s friend’s son was sent to prison and it has affected their friendship.

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In the Media – Friendship Dealbreakers (SheSaid)

October 30, 2016 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – Friendship Dealbreakers (SheSaid)

Nadine Dilong explores the concept of dealbreakers, behaviors so heinous that they might cause you to re-evaluate a friendship.

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Depressed with no friends

October 29, 2016 | By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

A stay-at-home 51-year-old single mom is depressed with no friends and asks advice.

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In the Media – Signs a friend doesn’t want to hang out with you (Bustle.com)

October 28, 2016 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – Signs a friend doesn’t want to hang out with you (Bustle.com)

Writing for the website Bustle, Carolyn Steber identifies 11 potential signs a friend doesn’t want to hang out with you.

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High school friendship: Take one day at a time

October 23, 2016 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A young woman worries that her closest high school friendship is at risk after school ends.

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In the Media – How to Manage a Long-Distance Friendship (New York Times)

October 20, 2016 | By | Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – How to Manage a Long-Distance Friendship (New York Times)

Managing friendship long-distance can be challenging. The NYT offers some suggestions to make them work.

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In the Media: How to break up with a friend (New York Times)

October 20, 2016 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
In the Media: How to break up with a friend (New York Times)

Smarter Living is an ongoing series in the New York Times offering practical advice to help young adults understand the world and make the most of its opportunities and challenges.

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Feeling abandoned by old friends

October 20, 2016 | By | 12 Replies Continue Reading

As circumstances change, relationships with old friends may fray, too.

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When work and friendship create a lose-lose situation

October 17, 2016 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A woman feels like a friend is putting her in a lose-lose position because of their work relationship.

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Guess who’s coming to dinner?

October 11, 2016 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

A woman is never sure whether a dinner date with a friend will include surprise guests.

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