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College Friendships 101: The First Semester

November 11, 2011 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Don’t expect too much too soon.   QUESTION Hi Irene, I’m a freshman at a large, public university this year and I’ve been in school for almost two months now. My dorm is very small—and sororities aren’t my thing—but I have joined many different clubs.   I’ve been very social and outgoing around people that [...]

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Friendship by the Book: Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos

November 4, 2011 | By | Reply Continue Reading

"…My friendships in college and graduate school rank among the most intense of my life, and I think this is the case with a lot of people," says Marisa de los Santos, author of the recently released novel Falling Apart (William Morrow, 2011).   "You want so much to be truly and thoroughly known and [...]

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The challenges of making friends on a large campus

November 8, 2010 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I’m a college freshman at a large state university. I chose not to join a sorority because it’s really not my thing, and I’ve had some difficulties joining campus organizations. They don’t make it easy to join clubs here. I’ve made a few friends, but no one close yet, and I feel [...]

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Guest Post: Meet the Roommate

August 21, 2010 | By | Reply Continue Reading

By Cara Sprunk   Having a new roommate is tough. Especially if you are "assigned" to each other and you don’t have full control over the person whose bed will be right next to yours for a full year. Trust me, I’ve been there. I had the worst roommate of anyone I’ve ever spoken to. [...]

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The elephant in the room: My once-BFF

June 25, 2010 | By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION: Hi Irene, I love your blog and read it all the time; you offer such great advice. Now I have some problems of my own and was wondering if you could help me. I‘ve had the same best friend for ten years; we went to uni together and even lived together after university. In [...]

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