Archive for November, 2010

Roommates: When a frayed friendship has a lease

November 30, 2010 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

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

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What do you consider a ‘friendship-killer’?

November 29, 2010 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

It isn’t easy to know when to draw the line and give up on a friendship. There’s a natural tendency to overlook and ignore little signs that something’s awry until that your patience is worn thin by that proverbial last straw: Your frenemy has done something really hurtful that you can’t forget or forgive.   […]

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How to lose friends

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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And the DWTS trophy for BFF should go to…

November 26, 2010 | By | Reply Continue Reading

When Jennifer Grey waltzed away with the mirrorball trophy in the Dancing With The Stars (DWTS) finale, it was more than a win. It was an affirmation of the power of female friendship and the important role that our girlfriends play as cheerleaders.   Grey entered the competition despite serious neck and back problems. At […]

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The Toronto Star interviews The Friendship Doctor

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Mean girls and the sinister side of female friendships Nov 25 2010 By Francine Kopun   …Irene Levine, author of Best Friends Forever, says women simply expect too much from one another.   One woman she interviewed described a best friend as someone "who would be there for you at any time, who would drop […]

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My Thanksgiving Day Wish for You~

November 25, 2010 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

My Thanksgiving Day Wish for You~

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Wrestling with the end of a friendship

November 24, 2010 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

The end of a friendship is burned in her memory.

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The friendship pause that refreshes

November 23, 2010 | 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?

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

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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