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This post about International Friendship Day is reprinted from the archives of The Friendship Blog.
Tis the season for wrap-ups and top ten lists. Friendship expert Dr. Irene S. Levine discusses her blog, its visitors, and their friendship concerns. Since January, I’ve posted 202 times on this blog — that’s about four times a week — usually early in the morning or late at night. That’s a lot of time to spend in […]
Giving friendship advice is challenging. Even with experience and training, I only hear one side of a story, limited by what someone chooses to tell me or not tell me, which is filtered by that person’s experience of the problem. The litmus test of the value of friendship advice—or any advice for that matter—is […]
What Kind of Friend Are You? by Annie Marie O’Conner July 2011 Are you the one pals call when they need advice…or when they need a plus-one for a cocktail party? This quiz isn’t scientific but it sure is fun and you may even learn something about your friendship style. Click here to […]
Congress has designated the first week of October each year as Mental Illness Awareness Week. The goal of the week is to raise public awareness about serious mental illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. As many as one in four adults experiences a mental health problem in any given year; one […]
QUESTION Dear Irene, I’m having a difficult time moving on after ending a toxic friendship. I began distancing myself from this friend once I realized she was toxic. However, our sons are both 3-years-old and were in the same preschool class. My son eventually bit this friend’s son because he was tired of being bitten. […]
On Saturday (June 26), I participated in a live radio interview with Liv and her friends on Get Real on 107.1 in Minneapolis/St. Paul. You can listen to me by clicking on the second hour of the program. My friend/colleague Debba Hauppert spoke on the first hour. Click here to download the program.
Come meet the Friendship Doctor at The Charles Hotel in Cambridge Join NYU alumni, parents, and friends from your community for a very special evening of lively discussion with NYU Professor Irene S. Levine. Evidence suggests that at any age or stage of life, close friends are vital to our health and emotional well-being. […]