Author Archive: Irene
Author Irene S. Levine, PhD, is The Friendship Doctor, dispensing expert advice on The Friendship Blog.
One of my closest friends for years has been claiming that her son, “D” and my son, C are “best friends.” I know that my son “C” has always had “D” close to his heart and considers him his bestie. But “D” treats my son very badly at school in front of peers.
My friend has invited me to her New Year’s party, along with the other two friends I don’t get along with. I’m debating if I should go, ignore them and have a good time, or not go and save myself the stress and drama.
On the cusp of Thanksgiving Day, many New Yorkers are just beginning to recover from the wrath of Hurricane Sandy, which reached its worst intensity on the east coast one month ago, on October 25. For many, the hurricane hit close to home with its widespread destruction of life and property, affecting families, friends and [...]