Archive for April, 2010

The Sadness of Moving On and Leaving a BFF Behind

Published: April 16, 2010 | Last Updated: September 17, 2022 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading
The Sadness of Moving On and Leaving a BFF Behind

A woman worries about leaving a BFF behind. She and her husband are planning to hit the road in an RV. She is worried and guilty about leaving her friend with MS.

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Making friends when you’re depressed: It’s not easy

Published: April 15, 2010 | Last Updated: May 12, 2020 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

It’s nearly impossible to make friends when you’re depressed.

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Motherhood: The Shifting Sands of Friendship

Published: April 9, 2010 | Last Updated: April 9, 2010 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Irene, Jordan and I have been best friends since our first day of college 20 years ago. Over the years, we both married (me=happily, her=constantly teetering on the edge of divorce) and had children. I had my children several years before she did, and she was always incredibly supportive and understanding of my new […]

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In the Media – Chicago Tribune – Friendship and the Kid Factor

Published: April 9, 2010 | Last Updated: December 13, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

Adult friendships can change when friends have a kid. How to salvage your relationships.

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Why Don’t Friends Just Talk About It?

Published: April 8, 2010 | Last Updated: October 26, 2021 By | 33 Replies Continue Reading

A woman asks why friends don’t just talk about it when problems surface in a relationship. Many times, they just ditch the friendship.

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Come meet the Friendship Doctor in LA – 4/13/09

Published: April 7, 2010 | Last Updated: April 7, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

The Friendship Doctor will be giving a talk entitled "The Dynamics of Friendship" at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills on the evening of Tuesday, April 13, 2010. She would love to meet readers and sign books after the talk which is open to the public.   Here are the details: Join NYU alumni, parents, […]

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Girlfriend Circles

Published: April 7, 2010 | Last Updated: April 7, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

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NYU News & Views – April 2010

Published: April 5, 2010 | Last Updated: December 13, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

Dr. Levine talks about her survey research on female friendships in NYU Medical School News & Views.

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Spinning out of control: It’s painful to lose friends and disturbing to lose clients

Published: April 2, 2010 | Last Updated: April 2, 2010 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION   Dear Irene, I am 51 years old, married 28 years, with 3 grown kids. I work at a gym as a personal trainer/spinning instructor. I quickly became friends with a woman 10 years younger who moved here from another state. She is 40 years old, single, without any kids, and had been in […]

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