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

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Parenting: Dealing with unreliable moms

A mom says her kids are disappointed when their friends are no-shows because they have unreliable moms.

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Friendship on hold

What do you do when someone else puts your friendship on hold?

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The clique at the temple

How should a grown woman deal with a clique of mean girls at her synagogue?

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Family friendships: When a spat between families spills over to the kids

When family friendships break up, children’s friendships can often be a casualty.

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In the Media – 5 Ways Your Friendships Might Be Unhealthy (HerCampus.com)

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In the Media – 5 Ways Your Friendships Might Be Unhealthy (HerCampus.com)

Iris Goldsztajn, a reporter for the online collegiate publication HerCampus.com writes about unhealthy friendships.

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In the Media – Can friends can be bad for your health? (NextAvenue.com)

In the Media – Can friends can be bad for your health? (NextAvenue.com)

A recent study conducted by Carnegie Mellon University suggests that some friends may be bad for your health.

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Parenting and friendship: Teaching kids to do the right thing

A mom worries that her daughter isn’t doing the right thing by disappointing a friend on her birthday.

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Mentally ill with no friends, home or job

An exhausted mom pleads for advice to help her mentally ill daughter.

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In the Media: The Art of Friendship in the Adult World (Verily)

In the Media: The Art of Friendship in the Adult World (Verily)

Writer Emily Mitchell offers some tips and strategies on Verily.com for making friends as an adult.

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In the Media: Two different sides of the Facebook dialogue

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In the Media: Two different sides of the Facebook dialogue

Read two different opinions about Facebook on Salon. What are your thoughts?

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