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

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I can’t stand my best friend’s husband

April 24, 2017 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Her best friend’s husband is a cheat and she can’t stand him.

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We planned a trip together and my friend seems to be backing out

April 13, 2017 | By | 12 Replies Continue Reading

Two friends planning a trip together have a communication breakdown.

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How to be a better Facebook Friend

April 6, 2017 | By | 8 Replies Continue Reading
How to be a better Facebook Friend

Dr. Levine suggests some of the keys to being a better Facebook friend.

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Men’s Friendships: “Going in Style” the movie

April 3, 2017 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading
Men’s Friendships: “Going in Style” the movie

With all the emphasis on female friendships —both in real life and in popular culture—male friendships are too often overlooked.

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My mom banned me from seeing my best friend

April 2, 2017 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A 15-year-old is upset that she’s been banned from seeing someone her mom sees as a “bad friend.”

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In the Media – Different ages and stages of friendship (Daily Mail UK)

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In the Media – Different ages and stages of friendship (Daily Mail UK)

Writing in today’s Sunday UK Daily Mail, journalist Laura Silverman delves into the different ages and stages of friendships

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in the Media – What do you do? A friend earns more money (RD.com)

March 31, 2017 | By | 11 Replies Continue Reading
in the Media – What do you do? A friend earns more money (RD.com)

How do you handle the awkward situation of having a friend who earns more money than you do? Does this put the kibosh on a friendship?

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Struggling to keep friends

March 29, 2017 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

A woman asks why it’s so hard for her to keep friends.

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In the Media – On parenting shy kids (Highlights Magazine)

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In the Media – On parenting shy kids (Highlights Magazine)

Journalist Molly Lopez asked three experts about parenting shy kids in a recent article in Highlights Magazine.

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Loneliness as a grandparent

March 23, 2017 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

After learning her son plans a permanent move overseas, a grandparent feels a sense of loneliness and loss.

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