Archive for August, 2010

Guest Post: Needing New Friends is Normal

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Needing new friends is normal.

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

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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?

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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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Kicking off The Month of Friendship – Celebrate with me and my friends!

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(More than a decade ago, Kappa Delta Sorority created Friendship Day and then turned it into a month-long of celebration of friendship, National Women’s Friendship Month. This year my blogger buddies are hopping on that moving train to celebrate The Month of Friendship.)   This first guest post in a weeklong series is written by […]

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More Magazine interviews The Friendship Doctor

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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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More Magazine: Friends Interrupted

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Do you ever feel—as the years pass—that you seem to be hemorrhaging friends? Maybe the language is a bit overly-dramatic but most women of a certain age begin to notice that many once-friends, even very close ones, begin to slowly slip out of their lives—sometimes for no apparent reason. I was pleased to be interviewed […]

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

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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

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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’

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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

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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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