Archive for February, 2011

Infertility can derail friendships

Published: February 28, 2011 | Last Updated: March 8, 2021 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

Infertility can inadvertently derail some friendships, even good ones. Here are some helpful hints to help you avoid that.

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7 Tips for saying NO

Published: February 25, 2011 | Last Updated: March 29, 2017 By | 20 Replies Continue Reading

Here are some tips for saying NO when you should.

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Saying NO To A Friend Isn’t Easy

Published: February 24, 2011 | Last Updated: May 10, 2022 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
Saying NO To A Friend Isn’t Easy

Saying NO to a friend is never easy, even someone is in the habit of making unreasonable requests.

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MSNBC – Ladies, how your girlfriends can ruin your credit

Published: February 23, 2011 | Last Updated: February 23, 2011 By | Reply Continue Reading

MSNBC Personal Finance by Gina Roberts-Grey   Are your best ‘frenemies’ pushing your finances over the brink? According to the Beatles, "a little help from your friends" is a good thing, but maybe not so much if they encourage you to spend yourself into debt.   …"Friends give us advice and act as sound boards […]

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Slate: Lucinda Rosenfeld gives a nod to The Friendship Doctor

Published: February 23, 2011 | Last Updated: February 23, 2011 By | Reply Continue Reading

February 22, 2010 Lucinda Rosenfeld in her column Friend or Foe   ….As for reading up on the topic before you try it yourself, check out the Friendship Blog by Irene Levine, Ph.D. And remember: There are as many types of women as there are lettuce leaves. Be yourself, and be friendly and open. In […]

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Help me deal with a Drama Queen

Published: February 23, 2011 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

A reader asks for advice on how to handle a drama queen in her group of friends. QUESTION Hi Irene, I am in an awkward situation with a friend whom I’ll call Carla and don’t know how to handle it. She’s noticed that I’ve been pulling away and wants to get together to talk. We […]

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Her Campus: How to avoid spending too much time with your boyfriend

Published: February 23, 2011 | Last Updated: May 31, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading

How to Avoid Spending Too Much Time With Your Boyfriend Tuesday, February 22, 2011 By Rebekah Meiser   …As a single girl throughout most of my college years, I’ve watched friends lose themselves in a new relationship. I was always there for them after it ended (or after the honeymoon stage wore off) but I […]

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Expecting…..And Feeling Let Down By Friends

Published: February 21, 2011 | Last Updated: October 21, 2021 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

A woman who is expecting her first child eels let down by friends who haven’t responded to the news of her pregnancy.

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When good friends turn toxic – Herald Sun (Australia)

Published: February 20, 2011 | Last Updated: February 9, 2022 By | Reply Continue Reading

by Cheryl Critchley Herald Sun (Australia) Februar 21, 2011   NEEDY friends can be just as draining as a bad romantic relationship These emotional leeches call or text at all hours expecting instant attention, droning on about their endless woes without a thought for yours. Everything must be dropped when they need to talk or […]

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Worth Reading: First-Class Friends

Published: February 19, 2011 | Last Updated: February 19, 2011 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

An article by Parmy Olson in Forbes Business (2/02/11) tells how architect Gene Kohn became a master of hobnobbing in midair. Even if you fly economy—or don’t fly at all—the article shows how people can make friends wherever they happen to sit.   Do you have break-the-ice questions? Are you comfortable starting up a conversation? […]

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