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

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When a friend threatens suicide

September 23, 2014 | By | 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 | 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

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Friendship by the Book: My Other Ex

http://www.amazon.com/My-Other-Ex-Stories-Leaving-ebook/dp/B00MX2IJ3S/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1410357913&sr=1-1-spell&keywords=myother+ex

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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 | 14 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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Why would someone always offer advice?

September 5, 2014 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

A reader always feels compelled to offer advice and tell her friends what to do—and is losing friends in the process

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In the Media – Loyalty: Teach yourself to be a better friend (Verily Magazine)

September 3, 2014 | By | Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – Loyalty: Teach yourself to be a better friend (Verily Magazine)

Read Emily Mitchell’s article in Verily Magazine that talks about loyalty and its boundaries.

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Apologizing after the wrong words slip out of your mouth

A woman makes a flippant remark to a friend. The wrong words slip out, she realizes she’s made a mistake and apologizes. What more can she do?

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