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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 cheated on her husband and didn’t tell me

September 29, 2014 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Which was worse: That she cheated again or that she didn’t tell?

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Unable to make friends: I feel like a failure waiting to die

September 28, 2014 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

A 61-year-old woman has no friends and feels like a total failure

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When your friendship is downgraded

September 26, 2014 | By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

If a friend is treating you differently and shows less interest and getting together, you may have been downgraded.

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When a friend threatens suicide

September 23, 2014 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

There are limits to what a friend can do when someone threatens suicide.

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In the Media – Never too old to make friends

September 22, 2014 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – Never too old to make friends

Sandra Beckwith tells why you’re never too old to make friends and offers some how-to tips.

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Friendship by the Book: My Other Ex

September 22, 2014 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
Friendship by the Book: My Other Ex

Fellow bloggers Jessica Smock and Stephanie Sprenger have co-edited a new book with first-person accounts that document the range of intense emotions experienced after a breakup between friends.

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Seeing my friend for the first time after a one-sided breakup

September 20, 2014 | By | 12 Replies Continue Reading

The closer you were, the more difficult it is to see an ex-friend for the first time after a breakup.

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In the Media – 7 Signs you are in a toxic friendship (Real Simple)

September 18, 2014 | By | Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – 7 Signs you are in a toxic friendship (Real Simple)

In Real Simple Magazine, Samantha Zabell writes about the signs of a toxic friendships.

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My 7-year-old was left out and not invited to the party

September 14, 2014 | By | 15 Replies Continue Reading

When a child is left out, it can be painful to both her and her mom.

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Friendship by the Book: Getting Even by Sarah Rayner

September 11, 2014 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
Friendship by the Book: Getting Even by Sarah Rayner

Getting Even, a new novel by Sarah Rayner explores how jealousy can undermine a close friendship.

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