Archive for January, 2010

Sisters who committed to be friends

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Sister Summit: How Four Sisters Rebuilt Their Support Network Across the Miles

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Disappearing Acts: When friends are gone after a diagnosis of bipolar disorder

January 25, 2010 | By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

Someone loses her friends after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder

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Workplace friendships: Betrayed by the gossip girl

January 23, 2010 | By | 13 Replies Continue Reading

In the workplace, it’s particularly important to build friendships slowly before sharing too many intimacies.

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From ‘just friends’ to a workplace nightmare: What happened?

January 20, 2010 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, A little more than a year ago I began a friendship with a female co-worker. We are both married and it never went beyond the friendship stage nor did either or us want it to. It started off simple enough, she knew I was into photography and she suspected a problem with […]

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A BFF that has stood the test of time

January 17, 2010 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

I don’t recall how I tripped over Jessica Kettle Kechian’s blog, Cougar Tales, but I’m glad I did. I was smitten by one of her posts on friendship. Jessica was gracious to allow me to reprint it here on The Friendship Blog as a guest post. P.S. I think it would be nice if every […]

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BFF Now Available On Kindle and SONY Reader

January 16, 2010 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Do you need friendship advice or inspiration in an instant? Now you can start reading Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup With Your Best Friend less than a minute after placing your order for a wireless Kindle download through Amazon.com. The electronic version of the book is available for at $9.99. Don’t have a Kindle? […]

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A bad ending to a good friendship: Are there second chances?

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There can often be second chances after a blowup if a friendship is fundamentally sound.

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A bad ending to a good friendship: Are there second chances?

January 16, 2010 | By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION   Hi Irene, I’m so happy to have found your blog and discovered your book. I will definitely be running out and buying a copy!   A very close, cherished friendship that I’ve had for 14 years has just come to a painful end, and I’m heartbroken. I wish there was a way to […]

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Good Housekeeping asks Dr. Levine about children’s friendships

January 14, 2010 | By | Reply Continue Reading

The February 2010 issue of Good Housekeeping includes a wonderful article called The Friendship Factor about children’s friendships and the angst moms experience about them. More importantly it provides concrete advice about how parents can guide your child’s forays into the world of friendships—-including advice from Dr. Irene S. Levine, the Friendship Doctor.   Click […]

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5 Reasons Why Women Love ‘Men of A Certain Age’

January 13, 2010 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

It doesn’t surprise me that all the women I know are crazy about the new TNT series, Men of A Certain Age (Mondays 10PM/9c). The groundbreaking dramedy explores the bonds of late-middle-age male friendships as portrayed by three talented amigos: Ray Romano, Scott Bakula, Andre Braugher. What women love most about this show is that […]

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