Archive for May, 2007

Online Friendships: As Close As A Keystroke

Published: May 29, 2007 | Last Updated: August 23, 2022 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading
Online Friendships: As Close As A Keystroke

Carole* (who prefers to use a pseudonym) is a 40-something career woman who works in the area of information technology talks about online friendships.

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Irene S. Levine, PhD Freelance Writer

Published: May 23, 2007 | Last Updated: May 29, 2007 By | Reply Continue Reading

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American Society of Journalists & Authors

Published: May 23, 2007 | Last Updated: May 29, 2007 By | Reply Continue Reading

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Survey Responses Top The 500 Mark!

Published: May 23, 2007 | Last Updated: June 13, 2007 By | Reply Continue Reading

With a little help from my friends and your friends—-more than 500 people have already responded to the Fractured Friendships Survey. The survey is designed to collect information about the impact of female friendships on the lives of women. If you still haven’t taken the survey, click here to contribute your experience. Please share the […]

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Graduation can kill

Published: May 22, 2007 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

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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Keeping friends after you say “I do”

Published: May 21, 2007 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

In a May 8th Associated Press story in the South Bend Tribune, Friendships Can Be Altered by Marriage, journalist Maggie Koerth-Baker makes the point that nurturing friendships as a pair is often be far more challenging than when you’re a single flying solo.   She offers four tips to keep friendships on track in the […]

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All you have to do is call?

Published: May 16, 2007 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

James Taylor sang about the close bonds of friendship: Winter, spring, summer, or fall, All you have to do is call And I’ll be there, yeah, yeah, yeah. You’ve got a friend. But sometimes it isn’t that easy. All of a sudden, we become aware that our female friendships are dwindling and there really isn’t […]

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Author

Published: May 14, 2007 | Last Updated: May 17, 2020 By | Reply Continue Reading

Irene S. Levine, PhD is a clinical psychologist, and award-winning freelance journalist and author who spent the major part of her career in senior management and policy roles at the National Institute of Mental  Health in Rockville, Maryland. After that, she was privileged to serve as the first Deputy Director of the federal Center for […]

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Book

Published: May 14, 2007 | Last Updated: August 14, 2020 By | Reply Continue Reading

Friendships with other women are integral to our sense of happiness, health, and emotional well-being. At their best, these relationships fill our lives with love and laughter—but they can just as easily lead to intense feelings of sadness, hurt, loss, and shame that are as painful to get over as a breakup with a husband […]

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Welcome

Published: May 14, 2007 | Last Updated: November 17, 2020 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Well, we really haven’t even settled on the final title yet, but I’m excited to have signed a contract with Peter Mayer’s Overlook Press to write my first book! The topic is one that is perennially meaningful to women of all ages–female friendships. As a woman and as a psychologist, the subject is one I […]

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