Archive for November, 2010

Roommates: When a frayed friendship has a lease

Published: November 30, 2010 | Last Updated: September 4, 2014 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Reframe your thinking so that you approach the relationship as roommates rather than friends.

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How to lose friends

Published: November 27, 2010 | Last Updated: November 27, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

Do you go for the slow fade or the short, sharp shock? Ending a friendship is a complex business, reflects Hannah Pool (one mate down and counting) by Hannah Poole November 27, 2010   "Sometimes it’s possible to downgrade the relationship by seeing the person less or to dilute it by seeing the person with […]

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My Thanksgiving Day Wish for You~

Published: November 25, 2010 | Last Updated: November 26, 2013 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

My Thanksgiving Day Wish for You~

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Wrestling with the end of a friendship

Published: November 24, 2010 | Last Updated: April 18, 2016 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

The end of a friendship is burned in her memory.

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The friendship pause that refreshes

Published: November 23, 2010 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I have a group of girlfriends, basically six of us, who’ve known each other since high school. Anyway, I got very close with three of them: Annie, Carole and Beth. I thought we would be best friends forever just like in the movies. I was, and probably still am, very insecure. I […]

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A friend who is stingy with time?

Published: November 19, 2010 | Last Updated: November 19, 2010 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, I’ve read your book and enjoy reading your blog. For the past year or so I’ve found myself in a strange place with some of my girlfriends. I’m 41 years old and have had many of the same friends since high school, all of whom are married with small children. I always […]

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The Bonds of Female Friendship

Published: November 18, 2010 | Last Updated: November 18, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

B’nai Yisrael Boutique and Luncheon The boutique will begin at 10 AM; Lunch is at 12 PM. Special guest speaker, Irene Levine, PhD, will discuss the bonds of female friendship. $75/person Shop the newest styles in jewelry, handbags, scarves, and tableware, and much more. RSVP by November 1.

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Cultivating your inner Jennifer Aniston: 9 Characteristics of Likeable People

Published: November 17, 2010 | Last Updated: November 19, 2010 By | 13 Replies Continue Reading

If someone asked you to characterize actress Jennifer Aniston, after "beautiful" and "talented," the next word that might come to mind would be "nice." She appears to be likeable.   An article in last weekend’s Wall Street Journal (How To Vend it Like Beckham, November 13-14) raises the question of why stars get paid so […]

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Ending a one-sided friendship: How can I get her to stop IM-ing me?

Published: November 12, 2010 | Last Updated: November 12, 2010 By | 13 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, I’m in an awkward situation with a friend and I’m at a loss about how to proceed. We’ve been friends for about 6 years. We met at a high school summer program and would see each other maybe once a year, but talk occasionally online. This friend as always been very socially […]

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Friendship by the Book: ‘Dump ‘Em’ by Jodyne L. Speyer

Published: November 10, 2010 | Last Updated: August 9, 2022 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

It’s never easy to end a relationship—whether it’s with a hairstylist, babysitter, boss, lover or a friend. That’s because we get attached to the people who play starring roles in our lives and breaking up invokes a range of emotions—including guilt, disappointment, sadness, anger and fear of the potential consequences.   This is a pretty […]

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