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

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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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In the Media – 8 of Life’s Biggest Shakeups (Shape Magazine)

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In the Media – 8 of Life’s Biggest Shakeups (Shape Magazine)

One constant thing about life is that it is always changing. In this article in Shape Magazine, writer Locke Hughes spoke with experts for advice on how to recover from some of its shakeups and move successful through various milestones.

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In the Media – Are your friends bad for your health? (RLTV)

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In the Media – Are your friends bad for your health? (RLTV)

Journalist Linda Melone reviewed a new study from Carnegie Mellon University that focuses on health and friendship.

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Sharing a friend’s happiness when you’re unhappy

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It can be difficult to share a friend’s happiness when you are having a hard time—but things often balance out over time.

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15 Tips for making friends at school this year

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15 Tips for making friends at school this year

Contributor Amy Feld has been fielding a lot of questions from teens concerned about making friends at school this year. She offers some savvy tips for making friends (and being a good friend) in high school.

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My friend hasn’t returned two books

A woman is irked because her once-friend hasn’t returned two books.

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In the Media – Three Kinds of Friendzillas (Brides Magazine)

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In the Media – Three Kinds of Friendzillas (Brides Magazine)

In Brides Magazine, journalist Amber Ray describes three friendzillas you wouldn’t want to have in your wedding party.

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Walking on eggshells after a workplace friendship ends

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When a workplace friendship dissolves, it can often be a source of upset and distraction.

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In the Media – Ways to Stay True to Yourself (Women’s Health Magazine)

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In the Media – Ways to Stay True to Yourself (Women’s Health Magazine)

In Women’s Health Magazine, Sara Eckel tells her own story and suggests ways to “rediscover the best parts of singlehood” and stay true to yourself.

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My texting friendship seems to be off-track

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What do you do when a texting friendship seems to be one-sided?

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