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Diagnosed with breast cancer and feeling depressed? Don’t isolate yourself

June 20, 2011 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Being treated for breast cancer can be physically and emotionally tough to endure   QUESTION Dear Irene, I’m sorry, I hope this whole post makes sense, I’m not able to think properly right now but I needed to get this off my chest. These past six months have been extremely difficult. I’m being treated for [...]

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Depression, loneliness and friendship

The combination of depression, pain and loneliness

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Infertility can derail friendships

February 28, 2011 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, Your recent post Expecting…and feeling let down by friends piqued my interest. My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for the past six months and it hasn’t been an easy road. Due to other health concerns, I’ve been preparing to try to get pregnant for the past three years, [...]

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Friendships by the Book: The Unfaithful Widow

June 18, 2010 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

The Unfaithful Widow is a collection of essays by Barbara Barth, describing her first year alone after her husband’s death. "I blush to say that everything in the book happened to me, or rather I did it all, " says Barbara. "Saying I did it all has more power to it, which is the message [...]

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Friendship in a Box: What’s going on?

April 21, 2010 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I haven’t seen anything like this on your blog, so maybe others have the same question. I have a close friend I met about two years ago in a support group. We both lost our husbands to illness in their prime. Needless to say, we feel connected in a way that is [...]

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Making friends when you’re depressed: It’s not easy

April 15, 2010 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

It’s nearly impossible to make friends when you’re depressed.

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Disappearing Acts: When friends are gone after a diagnosis of bipolar disorder

January 25, 2010 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Dr. Levine, I am reeling from the awareness that certain friends who meant a great deal to me have abruptly turned their back on me now that I have revealed and declared my struggle with mental illness. I was diagnosed with a form of bipolar disorder after weathering several years of depression alongside [...]

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Love, loss and friendship: Getting over the death of a child

December 9, 2009 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

There is no pain greater than the loss of a child. Parents who have suffered such a tragedy say that they never get over it; at best, they get through it. Lynn Bozof of Atlanta, Georgia, lost her son Evan when he was 20. A junior at Georgia Southwestern University, Evan was an honor student [...]

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