Archive for December, 2009

Why Sarah Jessica Parker is jealous of Carrie Bradshaw

December 30, 2009 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

I have to admit that each time I watch a re-run of Sex and The City, I’m jealous of Carrie Bradshaw’s friendships. The foxy quartet seems to have infinite time and opportunity to sit, talk, and laugh.   For me, carving out time to meet a friend for a leisurely lunch feels like a guilty […]

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Raised by wolves: Is having no friends her mother’s fault?

December 27, 2009 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

When someone has no friends, is it due to parenting?

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Season’s Greetings and All That Jazz! – December 25, 2009

December 26, 2009 | By | Reply Continue Reading

With all the frenzy surrounding the launch of Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with Your Best Friend, I skipped several newsletters so it seemed like a year-end wrap-up would be timely. In case you were hibernating in a cave and didn’t hear my shout-outs, my book was published on September 20th, coinciding with Women’s […]

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Chatelaine Magazine interviews Dr. Levine about The Myth of the BFF

December 26, 2009 | By | Reply Continue Reading

An excellent article by Kate Fillion in the January 2010 issue of Chatelaine (the Canadian magazine) describes the reasons why your once-BFF can suddenly disappear from your life.   Kate interviewed Dr. Levine extensively for the article, calling Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with Your Best Friend "that rare self-help book that not only […]

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Chatelaine Magazine discusses the Myth of the BFF

December 26, 2009 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

For my Canadian friends and readers especially:   An excellent article by Kate Fillion in the January 2010 issue of Chatelaine describes the reasons why your once-BFF can suddenly leave your life.   You can read the Chatelaine article in its entirety here.    

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Friendship on the rocks: She’s never invited to the parties

December 23, 2009 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION   Dear Irene, I met my best friend at a small restaurant where we both used to work. Even after I quit, Dee and I were very close and talked on the phone two or three times a day. We knew every personal detail of each other’s lives. She used to tell me you […]

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A Facebook Christmas Love Story (by Walter Kirn)

December 22, 2009 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

Read about Walter Kirn’s Facebook Christmas Love Story…

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Bad News: What would you say to Mrs. Tiger Woods if you were her BFF?

December 20, 2009 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

What would you say to Elin Nordegren (Mrs. Tiger Woods) if you were her BFF? Bad news can take many forms but the rules of friendship-on how to help a close friend who is dealing with bad stuff-are fairly universal.   What would you say to any friend who was experiencing an overwhelming personal problem? […]

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No Nonsense tips to help friendships survive the challenges of time and distance

December 15, 2009 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Being a BFF takes effort, especially when friendships are  challenged by time and distance. These five tried and true tips were gleaned from insights contained in more than 16,000 essays submitted in the No nonsense® Between Friends Contest. For more information, visit www.nononsense.com.   1.  Be invested. It’s going to be a bit harder to […]

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Watching a good friend make bad decisions

December 12, 2009 | By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene,   My friend Michelle, whom I’ve known over ten years, was a late relationship bloomer. She broke up with her first serious boyfriend about a year ago; they were together for three years. It destroyed her. But less than two weeks later, she was talking to him again. He didn’t want to […]

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