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

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I am the needy friend!

October 21, 2014 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A woman is frustrated and feels like “the needy friend” because of the boundaries set by her friend.

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A friend who asks to couchsurf with you

October 18, 2014 | By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

Agreeing to let someone couchsurf in your apartment can be tricky.

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In the Media – 5 Secrets of people with lifelong friends

October 15, 2014 | By | Reply Continue Reading

In the Huffington Post, Catherine Pearson explains some of the secrets to maintaining lifelong friends.

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A texting only friendship

October 15, 2014 | By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

Can a texting only friendship survive without face-to-face contact?

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Friendship: A matter of trust

October 11, 2014 | By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

Can you be friends with someone whom you aren’t sure you can trust?

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When a friend with mental health problems makes you a scapegoat

October 5, 2014 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

If you have become the scapegoat, you may need to back off from the friendship.

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In the Media – How to knock fear out of your life (Men’s Health)

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In the Media – How to knock fear out of your life (Men’s Health)

In this article in Men’s Health Magazine New Zealand, author Jeff Wise offers advice on how to find the courage to do some things that are tough to do.

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6 Tips for making friends as an expat

October 2, 2014 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

An expat has problems making friends in California

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My friend cheated on her husband and didn’t tell me

September 29, 2014 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

Which was worse: That she cheated again or that she didn’t tell?

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Unable to make friends: I feel like a failure waiting to die

September 28, 2014 | By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

A 61-year-old woman has no friends and feels like a total failure

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