by Mary Ann Duggan, PhD
It was the night of the big sleepover with a group of girlfriends, and Michelle and I were assigned to share a room. I was not sure of the protocol for sleepovers, so I decided when it was time for lights out I would just shut my eyes and go to sleep. Then, Michelle started talking in hushed whispers, sharing secrets and talking on matters about which she felt deeply, and a fast friendship formed. We talked long into the night….
For such cases, there is The Friendship Doctor, (yes, there is one). Irene S. Levine, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and author of Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with Your Best Friend pens “The Friendship Blog” which is a site that includes Levine’s writings on friendship as well as a forum for readers to share their thoughts. It is an excellent resource for anyone with a friendship dilemma, along with having the potential to suck away hours for the visitor with all it has to offer…
Here is the link to the article on Nurturing Friendships.
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