Archive for March, 2010

Martha and Her: The Best of Friends?

Published: March 30, 2010 | Last Updated: October 5, 2020 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

Dear Martha Stewart, After reading Mariana Pasternak’s new telltale book, The Best of Friends: Martha and Me (Harper, 2010), I know how betrayed you must feel. You have to be asking yourself: How could Mariana, who I considered one of my closest friends, betray me like this? Granted, I’ve only read her side of the […]

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Friendship: The importance of showing up

Published: March 29, 2010 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I have been friends with Amy since high school, and we are now mothers in our 30s. I have a 10-year-old and another baby on the way. Last August, I got married and that’s when things went weird. My husband and I had a very small intimate wedding: only immediate family, and […]

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How to Break Up With a Friend: The WSJ interviews The Friendship Doctor

Published: March 27, 2010 | Last Updated: March 27, 2010 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

I loved speaking with Elizabeth Bernstein of the Wall Street Journal last week and then reading her regular Bonds column that highlighted how painful breakups can be between friends. She offered some great tips to make endings easier. Here are some of her tips culled from her interviews for the article • Take a deep […]

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Finding A Long Lost Friend: Let Me Count The Ways

Published: March 26, 2010 | Last Updated: November 10, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading
Finding A Long Lost Friend: Let Me Count The Ways

Searching for a long lost friend may be a satisfying way to replenish your friendships…provided you keep your expectations in check.

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Unfriendly? Her problem, not yours

Published: March 25, 2010 | Last Updated: March 25, 2010 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, There is a woman who has a child in my son’s class, and we have volunteered together on occasion. She is very visible as she is also one of the PTA vice-presidents, and is very active on campus. Several times I have smiled at her, said hello, and basically tried to send […]

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Making Friends After 60: What Are The Options?

Published: March 24, 2010 | Last Updated: April 17, 2022 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading
Making Friends After 60: What Are The Options?

Making friends after 60 can be challenging but there are a number of options to help people connect with others.

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In the Media: Wall Street Journal Interview – How to Break Up With a Friend

Published: March 23, 2010 | Last Updated: December 13, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

Dr. Levine was interviewed in the Wall Street Journal Bonds column.

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When a friend’s gifts are over-the-top

Published: March 22, 2010 | Last Updated: May 13, 2015 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A friend’s gifts are always over-the-top making the recipient feel uncomfortable.

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On AOL Health: How to make friends as an adult

Published: March 20, 2010 | Last Updated: April 17, 2022 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Making friends — even the Facebook kind — as an adult isn’t always easy. by Stephanie Tweito Jacob 3/17/10   “It’s important to realize that once you leave high school or college — where people are thrown together and are living in the same place, doing the same thing and sharing similar interests — it […]

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A friend you can count on…well, sometimes

Published: March 19, 2010 | Last Updated: March 19, 2010 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene: My friend sent me a message on Facebook (a personal message, not where it could be read by everyone). She said: Hey, your birthday is coming up Friday, what do you want to do? She said she wanted us to do something, just her and me. She said her boyfriend didn’t want […]

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