Archive for June, 2010

Talking about friendship with NYT best-selling author Jane Green

Published: June 28, 2010 | Last Updated: October 17, 2020 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

Published: June 27, 2010 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 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

Published: June 27, 2010 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 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

Published: June 25, 2010 | Last Updated: 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?

Published: June 24, 2010 | Last Updated: June 25, 2010 By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

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

Published: June 23, 2010 | Last Updated: 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?

Published: June 21, 2010 | Last Updated: December 29, 2014 By | 12 Replies Continue Reading

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

Published: June 19, 2010 | Last Updated: July 25, 2020 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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Providence Journal: Who’s Got Time for Friends

Published: June 19, 2010 | Last Updated: June 26, 2021 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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Friendships by the Book: The Unfaithful Widow

Published: June 18, 2010 | Last Updated: June 18, 2010 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

The Unfaithful Widow is a collection of essays by Barbara Barth, describing her first year alone after her husband’s death. "I blush to say that everything in the book happened to me, or rather I did it all, " says Barbara. "Saying I did it all has more power to it, which is the message […]

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