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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 – What should you do when a friendship turns addictive? (Cosmopolitan)

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In the Media – What should you do when a friendship turns addictive? (Cosmopolitan)

In Cosmopolitan Magazine, novelist Harriet Lane writes about what happens when a friendship turns addictive.

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In the Media – How to handle awkward ex run-ins

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In the Media – How to handle awkward ex run-ins

In this article in Real Simple, writer Valerie Frankel offers advice about how to handle four different situations entailing run-ins with an ex.

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Moved in with my boyfriend and lost my girlfriends

January 22, 2015 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A divorcee’s friends step away after she moved in with a boyfriend.

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Friendship: On asking for support

January 19, 2015 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

Six questions to ask yourself when you are asking for support and don’t get it.

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In the Media – Mean girls in the retirement home?

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In the Media – Mean girls in the retirement home?

Novelist Jennifer Weiner writes about her 97-year-old grandmother’s experiences with mean girls in a retirement home.

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It feels like my friend is downgrading our relationship

January 16, 2015 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

An ex-pat feels like her friend is downgrading her status as a BFF.

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5 Ways you’re being a bad friend

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5 Ways you’re being a bad friend

In Women’s Health Magazine, journalist K. Aleisha Fetters interviewed Dr. Levine about some of the ways friends disappoint each other.

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In the Media – How to help a friend who has lost her job (FitnessRepublic.com)

January 12, 2015 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – How to help a friend who has lost her job (FitnessRepublic.com)

On the website FitnessRepublic.com, I write about how losing a job not only creates financial problems but also social ones.

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In the Media – 7 Surprising causes of high blood pressure (Grandparents.com)

January 10, 2015 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading
In the Media – 7 Surprising causes of high blood pressure (Grandparents.com)

On Grandparents.com, Sheryl Kraft explains some of the more surprising causes of high blood pressure.

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Homebound senior who feels hopeless

January 10, 2015 | By | 22 Replies Continue Reading

A homebound senior without friends or family feels hopeless

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