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

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A wife-chaser made me lose trust in female friends

Having had a problem with trust in the past can make someone even more sensitive to a breech of trust.

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Everyone else has close friends

It may seem like everyone else’s close friends are permanent but most friendships are dynamic, changing all the time.

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Feeling like a misfit with no money

Sometimes just feeling like a misfit can be a deterrent to making friends

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Guest post and giveaway of Beach Plum Island, a new novel by Holly Robinson

Guest post and giveaway of Beach Plum Island, a new novel by Holly Robinson

Holly Robinson, author of Beach Plum Island, writes about how her friendships keep her writing. Comment to win a free copy of her new book.

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In the Media – Dogs as connectors to friendships

If you’re looking for friendship, getting a dog might be something to consider.

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How do you handle a pushy friend?

When you’re dealing with a pushy friend, you need to set some boundaries.

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Not invited to the party: Could it be a misunderstanding?

If you don’t know why you weren’t invited to the party, all you can do is ask.

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In the Media: 8 Ways to end an unhealthy friendship gracefully (on Bustle.com)

In the Media: 8 Ways to end an unhealthy friendship gracefully (on Bustle.com)

Writer Shana Lebowitz speaks to experts and compiles a list of 8 tips to end an unhealthy friendship on Bustle.com.

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In the Media: 7 Ways you’re compromising your mental health (on HerCampus.com)

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In the Media: 7 Ways you’re compromising your mental health (on HerCampus.com)

The latest story on HerCampus.com looks at some of the risky behaviors students engage in that may unwittingly compromise their mental health.

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In the Media: 5 Ways to balance friends and a girlfriend (Men’s Health)

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In the Media: 5 Ways to balance friends and a girlfriend (Men’s Health)

Men’s Health writer Emily Mitchell explains why it’s prudent for men to stay involved with their friends when they fall in love with a woman.

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