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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 hasn’t returned two books

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A woman is irked because her once-friend hasn’t returned two books.

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In the Media – Three Kinds of Friendzillas (Brides Magazine)

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In the Media – Three Kinds of Friendzillas (Brides Magazine)

In Brides Magazine, journalist Amber Ray describes three friendzillas you wouldn’t want to have in your wedding party.

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Walking on eggshells after a workplace friendship ends

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When a workplace friendship dissolves, it can often be a source of upset and distraction.

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In the Media – Ways to Stay True to Yourself (Women’s Health Magazine)

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In the Media – Ways to Stay True to Yourself (Women’s Health Magazine)

In Women’s Health Magazine, Sara Eckel tells her own story and suggests ways to “rediscover the best parts of singlehood” and stay true to yourself.

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My texting friendship seems to be off-track

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What do you do when a texting friendship seems to be one-sided?

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Dropped by a friend of 30 years

A woman’s friend of 30 years makes it clear she wants distance.

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Is it okay if I don’t want any friends for now?

A young woman feels complete without friends for now—preferring to spend time with her mother and husband.

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My best friend won’t talk to me

When a friend won’t talk and cuts off conversation, there isn’t much you can do but wait it out.

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In the Media – On being with old friends (Daily Pioneer – India)

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In the Media – On being with old friends (Daily Pioneer – India)

Old friends know as we were and watched us become the people that we are. In this first-person essay that appeared in the Daily Pioneer (a newspaper in India), the author talks about the pleasures of getting together with old-time friends.

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Friendship Day is on August 3, 2014 – So what?

Friendship Day is on August 3, 2014 – So what?

In 1935, the US Congress proclaimed the first Sunday in August each year as Friendship Day. This year Friendship Day is on on August 3, 2014.

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