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Bridesmaids, the Movie: Overpromise left me feeling flat

The movie critics raved about Bridesmaids, describing it as a watershed moment for the portrayal of female friendships on the big screen.   New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis wrote: "…The movie is smart about a lot of things, including the vital importance of female friendships."   Wall Street Journal critic Joel Morgenstern wrote: […]

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Guest Post: De-stress Girlfriend!

September 6, 2010 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Stressed? Here’s the easy solution – spend time with your girlfriends! Coming full circle, this is the last in a series of guest posts from my galpals who are part of The Friendship Circle (women bloggers focused on female friendships.)   Today’s guest poster, Debba Haupert, who also wrote the first post last week, is […]

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Talking about friendship with NYT best-selling author Jane Green

June 28, 2010 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

New York Times best-selling author Jane Green is a mother of six. Remarkably, she has written a book a year for the past 12 years. Like her other books, the newest one also focuses on the emotional lives of lives of women.

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NYU Medical School Newsletter – When Fractured Friendships Don’t Mend

April 5, 2010 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

The latest issue of NYU News and Views includes an article about my survey research on female friendship.   Women are told from the time they’re little girls that best friends are for life, and that one friend-just one-will become their closest confidante, their bosom buddy. But it’s not necessarily so, and when a friendship […]

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Friendship by the Book: An interview with the author of Crossing Washington Square

September 6, 2009 | By | Reply Continue Reading

A chick lit author hits her stride~ Once I started reading Joanne Rendell‘s new novel, Crossing Washington Square, I had a hard time putting it down. This gripping book tells the story of two strong women, both of them faculty in the English Literature Department of Manhattan U. The story takes the protagonists-polar opposites in […]

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Who is Kristan Cole? Sarah Palin’s BFF

July 8, 2009 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

They both grew up in Wasilla and they’ve known each other for some 40 years since they attended the same elementary school. Each is an ambitious, outspoken, competitive, conservative, God-fearing, married, working mom with five kids. They live seven miles apart in a state whose area is so vast that it exceeds that of Texas, […]

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Friendship and Money: Minimizing Losses

March 3, 2009 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

Given the uncertainties of the global economy and the high rates of unemployment, money seems to be on everyone’s minds these days. This is the second part of a two-part interview on Friendship and Money with MSN Money columnist Emma Johnson. Part I of this interview can be found here: She’s Fired, You’re Not. How […]

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For Better or For Worse: Weddings and Friendship – Part II

February 18, 2009 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Marriage is a milestone that often alters a couple’s relationship with each other, as well as with those around them. For the new bride, it can herald profound changes in her relationships with girlfriends. In a recent post (February 9, 2008), I interviewed wedding expert Sharon Naylor about the challenges that planning “the big day” […]

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Reader Q & A: By love possessed

February 4, 2009 | By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene, I have a friend who is a few years younger than me. I love her to death but she is causing me to feel bad about not being with her 24/7. She and I used to have the best time together; we laughed and watched movies and all sorts of stuff together. […]

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Girlfriends with pink slips

January 29, 2009 | By | Reply Continue Reading

The support of female friends can help a woman get over the traumatic emotional and financial losses associated with being fired or let go. What can friends do? Read my latest post on The Huffington Post.

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