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Worried about being separated from my friends in high school

October 8, 2014 | By | Reply Continue Reading

The move from middle school to high school can be challenging socially and academically.

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What to do with an out-of-sync friendship

May 9, 2012 | By | Reply Continue Reading

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 [...]

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A friendship that is too close for comfort?

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 [...]

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Changing places and changing friendships

January 12, 2011 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

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 [...]

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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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Graduating? Give yourself the gift that keeps on giving

June 7, 2008 | By | Reply Continue Reading

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 [...]

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The need for friendship is elementary

November 11, 2007 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Transitioning from one school to another is always nerve-wracking for children and their parents but friendships can help ease the way. A new study of 600 children and 80 parents in the UK suggests that children who are separated from their friends as they move from elementary to secondary schools are “inherently more vulnerable.” These [...]

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Graduation can kill

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 [...]

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