Archive for March, 2010

MWF Seeking BFF: Must Live in Chicago

Published: March 18, 2010 | Last Updated: March 14, 2024 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Rachel Bertsche left her oldest and dearest friends behind when she moved to Chicago for love. Now that she’s settled in the Midwest, she’s on the hunt for a new best friend. She says if there were no such thing as online predators, she’d post a want ad on Craigslist: “MWF Seeking BFF: Must live […]

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Devastated over being dumped? Control what you can

Published: March 17, 2010 | Last Updated: March 17, 2010 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, A college friend named Leah recently dumped me. I graduated but she’s still in her final year. We live three-hours apart but we’ve met up about a dozen times since graduation in May. The last few times, she was very distant and seemed to actively avoid talking or being with me (we […]

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Friendship by the Book: Nine Rooms of Happiness BOOK GIVEAWAY

Published: March 16, 2010 | Last Updated: May 11, 2022 By | 26 Replies Continue Reading

The Nine Rooms of Happiness: Loving Yourself, Finding Your Purpose, and Getting Over Life’s Little Imperfections (Hyperion Voice, 2010) offers straightforward strategies, or “pearls” of wisdom, for resolving relationship conflicts. One gem that particularly resonated with me was: “You can’t change them. You can change yourself.” Having wasted incalculable time in my own youth trying […]

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What Can A Bride So About An Out-of-Control Maid of Honor?

Published: March 15, 2010 | Last Updated: January 13, 2024 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

When I received this note from the Worried Bride about an out-of-control maid of honor, I immediately turned to my friend and colleague, Sharon Naylor,

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Making Friends at 60: “I Don’t Want To Die Alone…”

Published: March 14, 2010 | Last Updated: April 12, 2024 By | 1,989 Replies Continue Reading
Making Friends at 60: “I Don’t Want To Die Alone…”

A woman asks about making friends at 60. She is “dying of loneliness” and is having problems finding new friends.

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Book talk/fundraiser for The Pinwheel Project

Published: March 14, 2010 | Last Updated: June 9, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

Click for further event information: http://www.westchestermagazine.com/Westchester-Magazine/Calendar/index.php?view=view_event&itm=7977

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NYU Southern CA Regional Alumni Event

Published: March 14, 2010 | Last Updated: March 14, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

The Dynamics of Friendship: Are Best Friends Really Forever? Featuring NYU Professor Irene S. Levine Tuesday, April 13, 2010 7:00-8:30pm SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills 465 South La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, California Join NYU alumni, parents, and friends from your community for a very special evening of lively discussion with NYU Professor Irene S. […]

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Can we live with no friends?

Published: March 12, 2010 | Last Updated: July 6, 2023 By | 52 Replies Continue Reading

Unfortunately, many older people lead isolated lives for a variety of reasons: physical, emotional, and situational. One report estimated that as many as two million of the nine million Americans over the age of 65 who live alone say they have no one to turn to for help.

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MWF Seeking BFF

Published: March 12, 2010 | Last Updated: March 12, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

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An Author’s Love Letter to Selma’s Book Group

Published: March 1, 2010 | Last Updated: November 15, 2022 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
An Author’s Love Letter to Selma’s Book Group

A book group is a great excuse for busy women to get together, relax, nosh, sip and befriend. After speaking to one more than a decade ago, I penned this letter.

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