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

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Ambivalent about going camping with friends

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Ambivalent about going camping with friends

Going camping with friends: Would you go under these circumstances?

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In the Media – On Friends without Benefits (Stylist.com)

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In the Media – On Friends without Benefits (Stylist.com)

“Friends without benefits” speaks to the intensity and complexity of female friendships.

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My friend is moving in on my space

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A woman worries that a friend moving to her country will encroach on her life.

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In the Media – Time to Downsize Your Friends? (The Telegraph)

July 18, 2016 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading
In the Media – Time to Downsize Your Friends? (The Telegraph)

Writing for the UK Telegraph, Louisa Pritchard asks: Is it time to downsize your friends?

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Is it normal for a child to have an imaginary friend?

July 17, 2016 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Worried about your child’s imaginary friend? Psychologist and author Susan Newman, PhD offers advice and reassurance to worried parents.

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In the Media – Signs you have trouble making friends (Bustle)

July 15, 2016 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – Signs you have trouble making friends (Bustle)

You usually don’t need to search for subtle signs to realize that you have trouble making friends.

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Friendship by the Book: “From Mom to Me Again” (Book giveaway)

July 15, 2016 | By | 17 Replies Continue Reading
Friendship by the Book: “From Mom to Me Again” (Book giveaway)

Melissa T. Shultz’ new book, From Mom to Me Again: How I Survived My First Empty-Nest Year and Reinvented the Rest of My Life, is as inspiring as it is informative.

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In the Media – Friends for hire (Globe and Mail)

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In the Media – Friends for hire (Globe and Mail)

A writer for the Globe and Mail recounts a personal experience with the “friends for hire” industry.

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In the Media – Does Taylor Swift have too many friends? (Bravo TV)

July 12, 2016 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – Does Taylor Swift have too many friends? (Bravo TV)

Can there possibly be such a thing as having too many friends? Writing for Bravo TV, journalist Marianne Garvey discusses Taylor Swift’s “girl squad” phenomenon.

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The dark side of Facebook: Feeling slighted by a friend

July 11, 2016 | By | 19 Replies Continue Reading

A woman feels slighted when her friend ignores her Facebook posts.

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