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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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Does a ‘best friendship’ need to be a monogamous relationship?

Remember that your relationship with a best friend is unique—and unlike any other relationship that either of you have.

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Michelle Obama: First Lady, First Friend

March 4, 2009 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Sleeveless dresses with well-toned arms, sensible but stylish flats, and now what might be a real first: A ‘Girl’s Night In’ at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue during her first days at the White House. Not only is Michelle Obama a first lady with style and panache but by all reports—-she is fiercely loyal to and appreciative [...]

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Friendless in Seattle

February 23, 2009 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

Why would a middle-aged woman not be able to keep a friend? Read my latest reader query on that topic on The Huffington Post.

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Reader Q & A: Unable to let go

February 22, 2009 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene, About a year and a half ago I broke up with a friend and I’m still not over it. I was hoping you could offer some insight. I’ve known this girl since 6th grade when she stopped speaking to me over some boy. We became friends again in 7th grade but she [...]

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Valentine’s Day: Not Just for Lovers

February 12, 2009 | By | Reply Continue Reading

The first handmade Valentine’s Day cards in the 1800s weren’t intended only for lovers. They also celebrated affection between friends and relatives.   Esther Howland, one of the pioneers of the greeting card industry in the US, was charmed by an ornate English Valentine she received from a friend. So she began a business of [...]

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She’s Just Not That Into You: Six ways to know when a girlfriend’s a frenemy

February 11, 2009 | By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

He’s Just Not That Into You decodes the rules of heterosexual dating. But the relationship between girlfriends can be just as powerful, irritating, and unfathomable as any relationship with a guy. Here are my six ways for women to recognize when "she’s just not that into you." Read my latest post on HuffPo, SHE’s Just [...]

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For Better or For Worse: Weddings and Friendship

February 9, 2009 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Weddings can be taxing to any bride’s friendships. The ceremony and all the planning that leads up to it mark the beginning of an emotionally challenging life transition, and brides-to-be are often placed in the uncomfortable position of having to make choices that can hurt people’s feelings, including that of their closest friends. What are [...]

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Girlfriendology: Inspiring Female Friendships

February 9, 2009 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Girlfriendology is an online community for women that aims to celebrate, appreciate and inspire women with blogs, a weekly podcast and BlogTalkRadio Show (interviewing inspiring women), contests, reviews, shopping and more. I was pleased to recently interview Debba Hauppert, the “girl” behind Girlfriendology. She has a background in corporate marketing, is an award-winning author, and [...]

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A “good enough” friend

February 6, 2009 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Dr. Levine, I recently got into a fight with a girl named Linda, whom I considered my best friend. She said I was never a "good enough" friend for her, and I told her that I thought I couldn’t be her friend because she was spreading gossip about me. We both agreed that [...]

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