Archive for December, 2010

Women’s Health – On friends who are health snobs

Published: December 19, 2010 | Last Updated: May 18, 2013 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Healthy Living Or Health Snobbery? Ever feel judged when you reach for a sweet treat or skip a workout? Or maybe it’s you who has turned into a pushy perfectionist

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Work spouses: An Interview with Dr. Jacqueline Olds

Published: December 16, 2010 | Last Updated: December 17, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

With more women entering the workplace, it’s not surprising that many develop extraordinarily close ties with colleagues, both male and female. To learn more about these relationships, I spoke to psychiatrist Dr. Jacqueline Olds. Irene: What is a work spouse? Dr. Olds: A work spouse a person at work with whom you have a special […]

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Guest Post: Learning from Elizabeth Edwards

Published: December 14, 2010 | Last Updated: July 25, 2020 By | Reply Continue Reading

The death of Elizabeth Edwards led many women to think about the meaning of their own lives, their legacy to their children, and the way they might respond to unimaginable tragedy. Many were amazed at the strength and grace Elizabeth Edwards demonstrated in light of the loss of a child, a devastating diagnosis of terminal […]

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Your platonic friend…she’s just not that into you~

Published: December 13, 2010 | Last Updated: December 13, 2010 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I have read and been told by female friends that when a man is friends with a woman and all of a sudden wants to take it to a romantic level, the woman will "freak out" and get turned off. She’ll feel betrayed, thinking that the man’s intentions all along were to […]

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Unfriending: To Purge or Not To Purge

Published: December 11, 2010 | Last Updated: December 11, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

Unfriending: To purge or not to purge? Ten viewpoints December 10, 2010 By David Sparks, Sparks Minute   2. It’s Hard To Go Back When you’ve unfriended someone, it’s hard to return to the same level of closeness/intimacy as before the unfriending. Irene S. Levine, PhD Read more: Unfriending: To purge or not to purge? […]

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Guest Post – Finding friendship and courage in Verona

Published: December 10, 2010 | Last Updated: December 11, 2010 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

by Maria Rainier   Since developing anorexia and bulimia as a freshman in college, I’ve found it very difficult to make, never mind maintain, close friendships with women. I began recovering from my disorders halfway through college, literally two months before I was scheduled to study abroad for a semester. I should have gone into […]

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Holiday Card Etiquette Among Friends: An Interview with Eliza Browning

Published: December 9, 2010 | Last Updated: December 1, 2021 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading
Holiday Card Etiquette Among Friends: An Interview with Eliza Browning

Eliza Browning offers tips on holiday card etiquette. Although sending holiday cards is a tradition for many, it isn’t an obligation.

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A case of friendship fatigue?

Published: December 8, 2010 | Last Updated: December 8, 2010 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene, I stumbled on your blog today, and wish I’d seen it before. I’m in my 50s; consider myself a good, loyal, and fun friend; and have had many friends, lost plenty, and held onto quite a few. Along with the ‘old’ friends, I’ve made newer friends over the years too. Lately though, […]

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Handling a friend who needs to have the upper hand

Published: December 6, 2010 | Last Updated: September 6, 2013 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

It can be challenging to deal with a controlling friend who always tries to have the upper hand.

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Men of A Certain Age: The Real Bromance Behind The Scenes

Published: December 2, 2010 | Last Updated: May 6, 2011 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

  The groundbreaking TNT comedy-drama, Men of A Certain Age, returns for a second season on Monday, December 6 at 10AM (9PM central). Starring Ray Romano, Scott Bakula, and Andre Braugher, the show really is must-see TV—for men and women.   With humor, pathos, and intelligence, Men of a Certain Age covers some of the […]

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