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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 – How to make friends when moving to a new city (Greatist.com)

February 12, 2016 | By | Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – How to make friends when moving to a new city (Greatist.com)

Moving can be a double-edged sword in terms of friendships. Greatest.com offers some tips for making friends in a new city.

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In the Media – On AirTalk: The difficulty of making friends as an adult (Public Radio)

February 9, 2016 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading
In the Media – On AirTalk: The difficulty of making friends as an adult (Public Radio)

Dr. Irene S. Levine was pleased to be invited to serve as an on-air friendship expert on the KPCC Southern California Public Radio Show “AirTalk.”

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Not a priority anymore

February 8, 2016 | By | 17 Replies Continue Reading

Since her friend got involved in a relationship, she feels as if her friendship isn’t a priority anymore.

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A friend who is spreading rumors

February 5, 2016 | By | 15 Replies Continue Reading

A 70-year-old woman is upset over a friend spreading rumors about her.

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In the Media – Handling awkward friendship situations at work (DailyWorth)

February 5, 2016 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading
In the Media – Handling awkward friendship situations at work (DailyWorth)

Writing for DailyWorth, journalist Natasha Burton talks about some of the very awkward situations that can occur when friendships ensue at work.

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Feeling blown off by a group

February 2, 2016 | By | 16 Replies Continue Reading

A woman feels blown off by a group but isn’t sure if she is being overly-sensitive.

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In the Media – Exchanging BFF friendship jewelry (Daily Sentinel)

January 31, 2016 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
In the Media – Exchanging BFF friendship jewelry (Daily Sentinel)

In “Friendship Tokens,” Erin McIntyre reminisces about the necklace she rediscovers in her own jewelry box and the BFF friendship jewelry she now sees on on display at a local mall.

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My neighbor makes me feel uncomfortable

January 30, 2016 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

A woman feels uncomfortable about her neighbor’s physical contact with her children.

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In the Media – The mean girl habit you need to break (Refinery29.com)

January 27, 2016 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading
In the Media – The mean girl habit you need to break (Refinery29.com)

Writing for Refinery 29, Vanessa Golembewski talks about the “mean girl” tendency of two women ganging up against a third.

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Our friend remarried and his new wife gets under my skin!

January 27, 2016 | By | 17 Replies Continue Reading

When two couples vacation together, their friend’s new wife taxes this woman’s patience.

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