Archive for June, 2010

Talking about friendship with NYT best-selling author Jane Green

June 28, 2010 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

New York Times best-selling author Jane Green is a mother of six. Remarkably, she has written a book a year for the past 12 years. Like her other books, the newest one also focuses on the emotional lives of lives of women.

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The Friendship Doctor on 107.1 Radio – Minneapolis

June 27, 2010 | By | Reply Continue Reading

On Saturday (June 26), I participated in a live radio interview with Liv and her friends on Get Real on 107.1 in Minneapolis/St. Paul. You can listen to me by clicking on the second hour of the program. My friend/colleague Debba Hauppert spoke on the first hour. Click here to download the program.

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Listen to The Friendship Doctor on Your IPOD

June 27, 2010 | By | Reply Continue Reading

On Saturday (June 26), I participated in a live radio interview with Liv and her friends on Get Real on 107.1 in Minneapolis/St. Paul. You can listen to me by clicking on the second hour of the program. My friend/colleague Debba Hauppert spoke on the first hour. Click here to download the program.    

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The elephant in the room: My once-BFF

June 25, 2010 | By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION: Hi Irene, I love your blog and read it all the time; you offer such great advice. Now I have some problems of my own and was wondering if you could help me. I‘ve had the same best friend for ten years; we went to uni together and even lived together after university. In […]

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Shouldn’t a sister be a close friend?

QUESTION Dear Irene, Last October I discovered that my only sister, who is two years older than me, has been stealing the money I send to take care of my mother in Mexico. She was managing a property I have in Mexico. The rent had always been used to pay for our mother’s expenses. My […]

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Guest post: Connecting

June 23, 2010 | By | Reply Continue Reading

On a beautiful Sunday autumn afternoon more than a year ago, my husband and I attended a Harvest Festival at a local winery not too far from where we live. We didn’t know anyone else there and wound up sitting next to a lovely couple, who seemed to be enjoying the day as much as […]

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Never a Best Friend?

I have a lot of friends that I’m very attached to, and enjoy spending time with….but at no point in my life have I ever been someone’s BEST friend.

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Guest Post: OMG–Now Even the BFF Isn’t PC

June 19, 2010 | By | Reply Continue Reading

By Diane Auer-Jones I read this morning in The New York Times that some schools, teachers, and even summer-camp counselors are working hard to disrupt best friend relationships and, instead, encourage youngsters to be part of big groups. Some schools and camps go so far that they intentionally break up best friends by, for example, […]

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The Atlantic Wire – Are Best Friends Bad for Children?

June 19, 2010 | By | Reply Continue Reading

June 18, 2010 by Max Fisher   Whether you’re a parent or a kid, you probably think that it’s healthy for a child to have a best friend. The New York Times might disagree. An article by Hilary Stout on Thursday cites experts and school administrators who say that when children pair up into best-friend […]

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Providence Journal: Who’s Got Time for Friends

June 19, 2010 | By | Reply Continue Reading

By Heidi Stevens June 27, 2010   …“No relationship is perfect and neither are friendships,” says Irene S. Levine, author of “Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with Your Best Friend” (Overlook Press). “Kids are always a challenge that upsets the balance, but if you talk about it you can often work it out.” Levine […]

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