Archive for September, 2008

Friendship by the Book: An interview with the authors of Friend or Frenemy?

September 28, 2008 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

The term ‘frenemy’ is increasingly becoming a part of the friendship lexicon so I was pleased to recently conduct an email interview with Andrea Lavinthal and Jessica Rozler, the co-authors of Friend or Frenemy? A Guide to the Friends You Need and the Ones You Don’t. Andrea is an editor at Cosmopolitan. Her likes: dessert, […]

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Lipstick Jungle premiere offers a teachable friendship moment

September 25, 2008 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Last night’s second season premiere of Lipstick Jungle on NBC, called Pandora’s Box, offers women a teachable friendship moment. We learn that Nico (Kim Raver) is plagued with guilt over her affair with her young stud, Kirby, and is desperate to save her marriage.   She tells her husband Charles (Christopher Cousins) about her indiscretion […]

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Reader Q & A: Needy Friends: They just don’t understand

September 25, 2008 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

  QUESTION:   Dear Irene:   I have several girlfriends who seem needy to me. While we all go through difficult times, it seems they always have problems. I am unmarried, with a boyfriend who lives an hour away, I am running a business and my household and they have all of the support – […]

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Four calls before 8AM

September 24, 2008 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

As long as I can remember, my mom has called me at 7:46AM on every single birthday. That’s the precise time when I was born.  I remember years when I resented her calling as I was rushing to get to work or was taking advantage of a rare chance to sleep in on a weekend. […]

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Friendship by the Book: An interview with Anne Roiphe

September 22, 2008 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Epilogue (HarperCollins, 2008) is a gripping memoir by National Book Award finalist Anne Roiphe, who was forced to recompose her life after the sudden loss of her husband of 39 years. With compelling candor, Ms. Roiphe shares the intimate memories of her happy marriage and the uncertainties of her life as a new widow. In […]

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Reader Q & A : Young mother finds female friendships discouraging

September 19, 2008 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene: I recently experienced a broken friendship with someone that was my closest friend at the time. We both have 3-year-old boys who were best buddies and attended part-time preschool together. However, I began distancing myself as she was quite needy, manipulative of family, and superficial, though I did help her out quite […]

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Generation Y Moms: Log on to connect to other moms

September 18, 2008 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Gen Y moms (born between 1982 and 1995), AKA  babies of baby boomers) are pushing the digital envelope. Compared to Gen X moms before them, they are more likely to use the internet to form bonds with one another to hone their parenting skills. A research brief on MediaPost draws distinctions between the way the […]

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In the Media – Staten Island Advance – Friend or Frenemy: Redux

September 17, 2008 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

In an interesting article in yesterday’s Staten Island Advance, relationship columnist Elise McIntosh
looks at the distinctions between friends and frenemies.

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National Women’s Friendship Day – Sunday, 9-21-08 – Save-the-Date!

September 15, 2008 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Kappa Delta Sorority created a day for us: National Women’s Friendship Day, celebrated on the third Sunday in September each year since 1999. The day is intended to provide an opportunity for women to recognize those friends who play important roles in their lives. “Our main goal is to encourage women to recognize the value […]

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Good News – My Friendship Blog was nominated for a Love this Site award!

September 15, 2008 | By | Reply Continue Reading

How exciting! Fractured Friendships was nominated for a Love This Site Award from Divine Caroline in the relationships category. No pressure or anything, but I think this site deserves to win, so please, vote soon if you have visited this site and found anything here that is been helpful to you and your friendships. Just […]

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