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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 – Can friends can be bad for your health? (NextAvenue.com)

In the Media – Can friends can be bad for your health? (NextAvenue.com)

A recent study conducted by Carnegie Mellon University suggests that some friends may be bad for your health.

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Parenting and friendship: Teaching kids to do the right thing

A mom worries that her daughter isn’t doing the right thing by disappointing a friend on her birthday.

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Mentally ill with no friends, home or job

An exhausted mom pleads for advice to help her mentally ill daughter.

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In the Media: The Art of Friendship in the Adult World (Verily)

In the Media: The Art of Friendship in the Adult World (Verily)

Writer Emily Mitchell offers some tips and strategies on Verily.com for making friends as an adult.

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In the Media: Two different sides of the Facebook dialogue

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In the Media: Two different sides of the Facebook dialogue

Read two different opinions about Facebook on Salon. What are your thoughts?

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A woman loses a job and loses her friends in the process

When someone loses a job, it can make co-workers feel squeamish, even the ones who were your friends.

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Reader Wisdom: Becoming a mother and losing friends

Is losing friends part and parcel of being a new mom? A single mom?

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My long-time friend disappointed me

A reader asks for advice on how to handle being disappointed by a good friend.

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In the Media – The Best Way to Comfort a Crier (Greatist)

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In the Media – The Best Way to Comfort a Crier (Greatist)

It’s common to be placed in a situation where you find another person in tears—yet it can be awkward knowing just how to respond to a crier.

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When a girl’s best friend is a guy friend

A reader asks what she should do when her guy friend chooses his girlfriend over her.

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