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How You Can Help Other Women – International Women’s Day is March 8, 2012

March 7, 2012 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

A win-win opportunity to support Kiva supporting women   Observed since the early 1900s, International Women’s Day (IWD) is now celebrated globally. The theme for this 101st International Women’s Day is "Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures," which is so apropos for anyone who is reading this page on The Friendship Blog. This blog is certainly a [...]

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Mean Girls Grown Up: How long will this bully be at it?

July 21, 2011 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

Some mean girls never grow up.

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Great Friendship Stories: The Doria-Dentes from Brooklyn

Margaret Doria and Anita Dente have taught at the same two Catholic high schools in Brooklyn, at the same time, for 45 years. At first blush, they seem like the proverbial "odd couple"—an Oscar and Felix with different styles and views of the world. A collegial relationship at first developed into an extraordinary friendship. Fast [...]

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Another reason why cancer sucks~

February 1, 2011 | By | 17 Replies Continue Reading

A woman talks about the isolation from friends that often accompanies a cancer diagnosis.

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Housebound, lonely, and craving contact

December 28, 2010 | By | 19 Replies Continue Reading

I’m 63, and housebound due to health and mobility problems. My family works so they can’t come every day. I find myself sitting alone in the house day after day.

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Work spouses: An Interview with Dr. Jacqueline Olds

December 16, 2010 | By | Reply Continue Reading

With more women entering the workplace, it’s not surprising that many develop extraordinarily close ties with colleagues, both male and female. To learn more about these relationships, I spoke to psychiatrist Dr. Jacqueline Olds. Irene: What is a work spouse? Dr. Olds: A work spouse a person at work with whom you have a special [...]

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Your platonic friend…she’s just not that into you~

December 13, 2010 | By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I have read and been told by female friends that when a man is friends with a woman and all of a sudden wants to take it to a romantic level, the woman will "freak out" and get turned off. She’ll feel betrayed, thinking that the man’s intentions all along were to [...]

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5 not-so-simple rules for mending a broken friendship

September 1, 2010 | By | 30 Replies Continue Reading

Despite the romanticized myth of BFF, the hard truth is that most friendships don’t last forever. In fact, research suggests that when it comes to friendships, there’s a phenomenon somewhat akin to the seven-year itch; half of our friendships change over that time period.

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Friendship by the Book: Win a copy of Molly Fox’s Birthday

August 9, 2010 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

Deirdre Madden’s most recent novel, Molly Fox’s Birthday (Picador, 2010), is a beautifully written story that aptly conveys the complexity of a woman’s emotional bonds with her family and friends. The story is focused on a single day in the life of an unnamed narrator, a playright who is staying over at the Dublin home [...]

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Cleo Magazine: Are you too UNPICKY with your friends?

July 23, 2010 | By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

I was recently interviewed by Nicole Elphick, a writer with Cleo, an Australian fashion and beauty magazine.   Her article Are You Too Unpicky With Your Friends?, in the August edition, raises the question of whether women aren’t picky enough in choosing their friends. In the age of Facebook, this issue is really at the [...]

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