Archive for August, 2010

Toronto Sun Asks the Friendship Doctor about Rent-A-Friend

Published: August 31, 2010 | Last Updated: September 8, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

Website Let’s You Rent a Friend Paying for sex remains taboo (and illegal), but could paying for friends be the start of a new trend? By Sarah Millar, QMI Agency August 31, 2010   …Dr. Irene Levine, author of the book, Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Break-Up with Your Best Friend and thefriendshipblog.com, said sites […]

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CNN: Are your friendships hurting your career?

Published: August 30, 2010 | Last Updated: August 30, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

by Kaitlin Madden CareerBuilder.com August 30, 2010   Many studies over the past few years have shown that workplace friendships increase productivity, team morale and workers’ overall job satisfaction; and since friends provide us with support, comic relief and a sense of belonging, it seems only natural that having friends at the office makes work […]

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More Magazine interviews The Friendship Doctor

Published: August 29, 2010 | Last Updated: July 16, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

Friendship Interrupted By Sally Koslow September 2010   …You’d think that as fully vested adults, we’d have this thing down. But no. I keep hearing women lament that relationships they once considered indestructible have become casualties of various life assaults: divorce, widowhood, relocation, the empty nest, workplace bitch-slaps, health problems, glaring schadenfreude or, the most […]

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The Traveling Journal Talks to The Friendship Doctor about Long-Distance Friendships

Published: August 29, 2010 | Last Updated: January 6, 2017 By | Reply Continue Reading

The wonderful women/friends of The Traveling Journal interviewed The Friendship Doctor about the challenges of keeping long-distance friendships intact. TTJ: Do you have any long distance friendships? If so, how do you stay connected to them? Dr. Levine: Living and working in the Washington DC area for more than 15 years, I forged many close bonds […]

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Guest Post: Maybe Friends Aren’t Meant to Last

Published: August 26, 2010 | Last Updated: December 15, 2020 By | 20 Replies Continue Reading

By Jen Singer I remember sitting on chairs in my driveway that frightening Tuesday afternoon, watching our kids play while my friend Lynn and I listened to the radio for the latest news on the World Trade Center terrorist attacks. Lynn was waiting to hear what had happened to her cousin, a Staten Island firefighter […]

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Her friends say they’re ‘just not that into him’

Published: August 25, 2010 | Last Updated: August 25, 2010 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, Our best friend has been seeing this guy. She’s really into him so she wanted us to spend some time together to get to know him. Unfortunately, both of us really dislike him. We find him arrogant and narcissistic, to the point of his putting us down to make himself look better. […]

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Relating to a friend in crisis

Published: August 23, 2010 | Last Updated: August 23, 2010 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, My friend and I are very close and she’s recently been under a lot of stress. A family member is dying and she is caring for this person. For about two months, she’s been unable to listen to anything I say. If I don’t agree with her completely, she angrily says I […]

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Guest Post: Meet the Roommate

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

By Cara Sprunk   Having a new roommate is tough. Especially if you are "assigned" to each other and you don’t have full control over the person whose bed will be right next to yours for a full year. Trust me, I’ve been there. I had the worst roommate of anyone I’ve ever spoken to. […]

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5 Tips for Travel with Friends

Published: August 20, 2010 | Last Updated: April 23, 2013 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

A recent Harris Interactive Poll commissioned by Hampton Hotels found that 43% of adults travel with friends at least once a year and at least 74% prefer to take a road trip when they do.

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Neglecting sisters for misters: Facing the consequences

Published: August 19, 2010 | Last Updated: August 19, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION I recently broke up with my boyfriend and had honestly neglected my friends during our relationship. What would be the best way to get into their good graces again?   ANSWER There’s no sense pretending: If you know, they know too. Admit you were dumb to get caught up with a jerk and go […]

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