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

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Coping with the death of a close friend around the holidays

December 21, 2016 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
Coping with the death of a close friend around the holidays

The death of a close friend can be as painful as the death of a family member. And when the loss occurs right around the holidays, it can be especially hard.

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BOOK GIVEAWAY – Too Shy? A Resource for Children and their Parents

December 20, 2016 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading
BOOK GIVEAWAY – Too Shy? A Resource for Children and their Parents

Is your child too shy? Many parents worry because their children lack confidence and seem self-conscious.

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In the Media – When you get engaged and your friend gets jealous

December 19, 2016 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
In the Media – When you get engaged and your friend gets jealous

When a woman gets engaged, an air of anticipation and excitement surrounds her—but a best friend may harbor envy or resentment.

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My long time friend won’t talk to me: What can I do?

December 18, 2016 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

A woman is upset when her friend of 35 years won’t talk to her.

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Social dining: Meeting new friends one bite at a time

December 17, 2016 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading
Social dining: Meeting new friends one bite at a time

Social dining couples food with friendship.

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The Butterfly Project: A chance to give back

December 12, 2016 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
The Butterfly Project: A chance to give back

The NMA Butterfly Project offers visual artists and designers a chance to use their talents to help others.

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Dealing with a friend in sales who works on commission

December 11, 2016 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

How do you handle a friend on commission who seems to have made you part of her “business plan.”

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Annoyed when friends ask about your holiday plans?

December 8, 2016 | By | 12 Replies Continue Reading
Annoyed when friends ask about your holiday plans?

A reader doesn’t know what to say when friends ask about her holiday plans.

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In the Media – Friendship Breakups: Common but still devastating (Toronto Star)

December 7, 2016 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading
In the Media – Friendship Breakups: Common but still devastating (Toronto Star)

Writing for the Toronto Star, reporter Zoe McKnight notes that despite how common it is for friendships to break up, these breakups still tend very painful.

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In the Media – Men’s Friendships: Growing Apart (Magnifier)

December 6, 2016 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – Men’s Friendships: Growing Apart (Magnifier)

Men’s friendships are discussed and written about much less often than women’s.

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