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

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Reader Wisdom: On learning how to connect

November 21, 2014 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

A reader writes about how she learned to connect with other people and find friendships.

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Too desperate for friendship

November 19, 2014 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

If you are too desperate, you may make bad choices when it comes to friendship.

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What can you do when a friendship abruptly ends?

November 16, 2014 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

What can you do when a friendship abruptly ends?

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Her friend won’t leave her alone

November 14, 2014 | By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

A woman feels tormented by an overbearing friend who won’t leave her alone.

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In the Media – How to deal with a jealous friend

November 12, 2014 | By | Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – How to deal with a jealous friend

Jealousy often rears its head in relationships. Writing in HerCampus.com, an online publication for collegiettes, Anna Borges writes about jealous friends.

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Feeling hurt after being left out of the wedding party

November 12, 2014 | By | 24 Replies Continue Reading
Feeling hurt after being left out of the wedding party

A young woman feels left out when her husband was asked to be part of the wedding party and she wasn’t.

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Feeling friendless after a marriage falls apart

November 9, 2014 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

Life transitions can topple relationships, leaving someone feeling friendless.

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In the Media – On ending virtual friendships (Salon)

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In the Media – On ending virtual friendships (Salon)

Journalist Mary Mann recently wrote a fascinating essay in Salon on virtual friendships.

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In the Media – How to save a long-distance relationship with your best friend (Cosmopolitan – AU)

November 5, 2014 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – How to save a long-distance relationship with your best friend (Cosmopolitan – AU)

An article in Cosmopolitan offers some tips on preserving long-distance relationships.

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In the Media – Taylor Swift on Friendship (Grazia UK)

November 3, 2014 | By | Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – Taylor Swift on Friendship (Grazia UK)

journalist Emily Phillips writes about how she (and more notably, Taylor Swift) feel like they will never be part of the “in” crowd.

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