Ana Rocha explains why it’s okay to have a small group of friends rather than large numbers.
The move from middle school to high school can be challenging socially and academically.
QUESTION Hi Irene, "Lance" and I have been friends since third grade, and now we have both graduated school and are getting jobs or attending college. I feel like I’ve left him in the dust, emotionally speaking. Despite his attempts to attend college and hold a part-time job, he is incredibly immature for his age […]
QUESTION Hi Dr. Levine, I am about to graduate from high school. I’ve been friends with this guy for about three years. When we first met, something hit me that I really wanted to be good friends. We quickly became very close friends—saw each other nearly every day at school and outside of school, hung […]
QUESTION Dear Irene, I have never been the type to initiate friendships, although I can usually guess pretty accurately whether I’ll end up being friends with someone from the moment we meet. I just wait for the friendship to ‘happen’ or for them to make the effort. I have very few friends and am somewhat […]
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 […]
If you haven’t yet realized it, graduation from high school or college can be a friendship-killer. When you are no longer living side-by-side or seeing each other every day, it will never be quite as easy to keep up once-close female friendships or to make new ones. With more than $55 million in domestic box […]
During the high school and college years, many women (as well as men) develop close relationships with roommates or classmates that they expect will last a lifetime. Students are thrown together in dorms, lounges and classrooms. Being in the same place at the same time, they find they have much in common—regardless of their diverse […]