Archive for August, 2009

Dr. Levine writes about friendship in Mental Health News

Published: August 28, 2009 | Last Updated: October 15, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

What to say when a friend Is fired by Dr. Irene Levine While friends may be less able to “fix” someone’s employment situation, per se, there are things they can do to help a friend deal with the emotional trauma of being fired. Yet many people, even close friends, feel uncomfortable; they aren’t sure what […]

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Irene’s guest post on Vibrant Nation

Published: August 28, 2009 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

Five steps for mending a friendship See my guest post on Vibrant Nation: Five Steps for Mending a Friendship

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Reading, Discussion & Book-Signing

Published: August 25, 2009 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

See announcement in Journal News

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ForeWord Magazine reviews BFF – August 2009

Published: August 25, 2009 | Last Updated: October 12, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

ForeWord magazine reviews Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with Your Best Friend, by Irene S. Levine , Ph.D. "Many women are brought up to believe that they should have one special friend in their lives, a BFF—Best Friend Forever. Unfortunately, this belief often leads to heartbreak, since friends are rarely forever. As people grow […]

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Guest Post from Daylle Schwartz – What would you do for a friend?

Published: August 22, 2009 | Last Updated: September 26, 2020 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Daylle Schwartz, author of Nice Girls Can Finish First, has heard a litany of complaints that people make about their friends: Why does she take me for granted? How can he flirt with my girlfriend? Why don’t I get support? Many of them had friends who were consistent downers too, whining about the same problem […]

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Ending a Friendship: How to put the kibosh on a friendship that seems doomed from the start

Published: August 20, 2009 | Last Updated: March 3, 2013 By | Reply Continue Reading

I’m in several professional organizations with a woman who is a very good person but drives me a little bonkers. She has asked me to meet her for dinner several times, but I have always begged off. This week, she caught me at a weak moment and I said, “yes.”

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Irene interviewed by Women’s Health Magazine

Published: August 18, 2009 | Last Updated: October 15, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

LOSING A GIRL FRIEND When Your BFF Goes MIA September 2009 Women rely on their girlfriends to celebrate life’s ups and survive its downs. That’s why having a once-loyal sidekick slip away can hurt like hell. Learn how to crazyglue the bonds of friendship. By Leslie Goldman From the moment I spied Jordan,* with her […]

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The BFF Launch Party!!!

Published: August 18, 2009 | Last Updated: August 18, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

Come to the social event of the season! Help celebrate the official release date of Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with Your Best Friend, which falls on Women’s Friendship Day. Join the author, Overlook Press, the staff and guests of Donna’s Hair Design, our friends and family, and bring your friends for wine, snacks […]

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Stuck in a rut

Published: August 17, 2009 | Last Updated: August 17, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I’ve been a friend with someone for over two decades. She’s intelligent, a good person and very honest, but since her first marriage fell apart and she remarried, all she does is complain about her current spouse. I tried asking her what she’s going to do about this. She said she doesn’t […]

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Discussion and Book-Signing

Published: August 17, 2009 | Last Updated: August 18, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

Please join Irene on Sunday, October 11, at 2:00 PM for a lively discussion and book-signing in the Palisades Mall!

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