Archive for February, 2010

Can a friend who is ‘green with envy’ really be a friend?

Published: February 28, 2010 | Last Updated: February 28, 2010 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION   Dear Irene: I am in my mid-thirties and have always made and had easy friendships. People really like me and I like them and being liked. All would be well except that I harbor a very strong and miserable envious streak. I cannot bear to see my friends be happy in their romantic […]

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Dr. Levine comments on “How to find Mommy Friends”

Published: February 25, 2010 | Last Updated: February 25, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

By Katherine Bontrager At one time, 10 at night was the time you hit the town, instead of hitting the sheets. And 3 in the morning was when the bars closed and you feared nursing a hangover, instead of nursing a hungry infant. Ah, the difference one positive pregnancy test and a lifetime of love […]

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Roll Out the Red Carpet: Oscar Party Advice

Published: February 24, 2010 | Last Updated: August 30, 2021 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Dawn Williams Bertuca and Tina VanZant Bishop are two talented women who juggle marriage, motherhood, and jobs. In the spare time they have left, they are virtual party planners extraordinaire. In 2005, they created to foster female friendships on the internet, and to provide women with party ideas for girls’ nights in and girls’ […]

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A Leap of Faith: Dumped over religious differences?

Published: February 20, 2010 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 18 Replies Continue Reading

It is true that differences in religion, politics and values can create wedges between people who were once close friends—but this generally doesn’t happen when friendships are otherwise solid. People accept the differences and agree to disagree so the differences don’t interfere with the relationship.

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March 27 issue of First for Women – Dr. Levine Offers Advice on How to Mend a Friendship

Published: February 20, 2010 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

First for Women – March 27, 2010   Click here to read The Friendship Doctor’s advice on how to react if you are rebuffed when you try to mend a fractured friendship.

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Friendship, caring, and “the call list”

Published: February 17, 2010 | Last Updated: June 7, 2020 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading
Friendship, caring, and “the call list”

Each of us should have a Saturday morning “call list” to express our affection for the people we truly care about.

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Friends in unlikely places: The X factor

Published: February 10, 2010 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Whether it’s an ex-girlfriend, ex-wife, or ex-lover, most women would immediately dismiss the possibility of negotiating a real friendship with a living apparition from their partner’s past. Admittedly, these relationships are thorny but they can have some upsides. My friend, life coach Lauree Ostrofsky of the Washington, DC area, offered to pen (keyboard) a guest […]

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A breakdown of trust: When long-time friends fight over a guy

Published: February 8, 2010 | Last Updated: February 8, 2010 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Dr. Levine, For the past six to eight months I’ve had two friendships deteriorate. Jillian had been my friend for about 15 years. We never partied or saw much of each other due to distance and her ten-year relationship with a guy yet we always kept in touch. When her relationship was over, […]

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Friendship by the Book: Pieces of Happily Ever After

Published: February 2, 2010 | Last Updated: February 2, 2010 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Although it’s sometimes hard to accept, life never evolves like a fairy tale. Journalist and author Irene Zutell’s latest novel, Pieces of Happily Ever After (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2009), sensitively captures the inevitable struggles that women encounter along the way, including: infidelity, divorce, balancing care for children and parents, juggling work and family, growing up, […]

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