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In the Media – Schadenfreude: Friends who enjoy our misery

April 1, 2016 | By | 25 Replies Continue Reading
In the Media – Schadenfreude: Friends who enjoy our misery

The term schadenfreude only entered the American lexicon in the 1980s.

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In the Media – Asking a bridesmaid to step down (Glamour.com)

January 13, 2016 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading
In the Media – Asking a bridesmaid to step down (Glamour.com)

Writing for Glamour, journalist Jillian Kramer deals with the thorny issue of how to actually ask a bridesmaid to step down.

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In the Media – Toxic pals: Behind frenemy lines (CNN)

February 25, 2014 | By | Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – Toxic pals: Behind frenemy lines (CNN)

LeTrent interviewed Dr. Irene S. Levine and other experts on the topic of toxic friendships, pointing out some of the characteristics of these relationships and how to end them.

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When a friend becomes a frenemy

December 20, 2011 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

Even when you know it’s time to let go, it’s hard to give up shared history and to risk damaging some of the friendships you have in common   QUESTION Good Morning, My friend "S" and I have been friends since high school but we took a break from our friendship between 2008-2009. She was […]

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From the Friendship Forums – Signs Your Best Friend is Becoming Your Worst Enemy

December 13, 2011 | By | 24 Replies Continue Reading

This is another post written by a reader in The Friendship Forums section of this blog. Thanks "Peppercat" for your list of warning signs that your best friend is becoming your worst enemy.   Keep in mind, that like love, BFFs can go bad on you. Don’t do what I have done and give them […]

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My friend turned into a monster!

July 7, 2011 | By | Reply Continue Reading

A young woman wonders why her friend turned on her and what she should do   QUESTION Hi Irene, I’m having a problem with a former friend of mine. She was nice at first, but then became this monster who started lashing out at me. I stopped hanging out with her because she became verbally […]

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Is a less-than-perfect friend better than no friend at all?

It’s so easy to become attached to the idea of "having a best friend" that we ignore the reality of a flawed friendship.   QUESTION Dear Irene, There’s a girl who I thought was my best friend forever whom I’ve grown to dislike. I feel guilty for wanting to dump her, but I don’t know […]

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A teen asks: Why are friendships so fleeting?

The teen years are a time when young people are finding out who they are and figuring out whom to befriend–making friendships somewhat fleeting.

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A friend asks: Should I throw her Maid of Honor under a bus?

October 4, 2010 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

A maid of honor upsets one of the bride’s guests.

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Thoughts on Being Defriended

September 4, 2010 | By | 20 Replies Continue Reading

When I was defriended on Facebook, I felt like a door had been slammed in my face.

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