Archive for May, 2010

Friendship by the Book: Making Time for Friends

Published: May 26, 2010 | Last Updated: May 6, 2021 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

How many times have you felt that there simply aren’t enough hours in the day? Or perhaps, thought you really would like to spend more time with girlfriends but don’t have the time? If feelings like these haunt you, you’ll want to read Laura Vanderkam’s inspiring new book, 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than […]

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Working with an ex-friend: Should she stay or should she go?

Published: May 23, 2010 | Last Updated: May 24, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I started a job approximately a year ago and met a woman with whom I became friends immediately. She was fun to be with and an interesting person. The only drawback was that she seemed to constantly talk about people and write off friends the minute she felt they had done her […]

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The Friendship Doctor – Now on HerCampus.com

Published: May 21, 2010 | Last Updated: May 21, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

The Friendship Doctor is now a regular contributing expert to HerCampus: A Collegiette’s Guide to Life, an online magazine for college women with both national and college-by-college content at schools across the country.   Written by top college journalists and founded by three current Harvard undergraduates—Stephanie Kaplan ‘10, Windsor Hanger ‘10, and Annie Wang ‘11-—HerCampus […]

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On a very personal note

Published: May 21, 2010 | Last Updated: May 21, 2010 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

Regular readers of The Friendship Blog may have noticed that I was AWOL for the last week. That was because my mother passed away on May 12th. While her health had been declining rapidly and it wasn’t completely unexpected, the death of a loved one always slows you down as you take stock of both […]

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Contending with the Food Police

Published: May 20, 2010 | Last Updated: May 21, 2010 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, What can you say to buddies in this situation to get them off your back: You go to a restaurant. They order burgers and fries. You order a salad. They mock you and proceed with comments like "That’s not real food. Why do you always get a salad? Are you trying to […]

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Babies can make friendships go up in flames – The Tennessean

Published: May 12, 2010 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

The Tennessean May 11, 2010 …Kids can do a number on friendships — eating up the time previously reserved for lengthy phone calls, girls’ night out, basketball with the guys.When a circle of friends starts having kids around the same time, the pals tend to give each other a pass. But when one friend has […]

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Passed over as a Godmother: Dealing with the hurt

Published: May 10, 2010 | Last Updated: May 10, 2010 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I am an only child and have a friend named Linda (who is also an only) whom I’ve known since first grade. She is due to give birth to a baby girl and two months ago asked me to throw her shower for 50 people with the help of her mother and […]

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The Dynamics of Friendship – Author talk and book-signing

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

Dr. Irene S. Levine, Professor of Psychiatry NYU School of Medicine, will talk about the dynamics of friendship over the lifespan.   NYU Regional Alumni event, open to the public. 

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Guest post: Can a mother be a daughter’s best friend?

Published: May 3, 2010 | Last Updated: January 9, 2023 By | 17 Replies Continue Reading

We’ve all heard stories of (and some of us have witnessed up close) moms who are trying so desperately to be cool that they opt for the role of BFFs to their daughters instead of moms. But can a mother really be a daughter’s best friend?

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