Archive for April, 2011

The Friendship Doctor on My Talk Radio 107.1 (Minneapolis)

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April 2011

The Friendship Doctor spoke about female friendships with the Get Real Girls on My Talk Radio.

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Prevention Magazine: How healthy are your friendships?

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April 2011   …While even far-off friends can bestow some health benefits, make sure that you have enough face time with closer chums to get the full effect. "Cell phones and social media are wonderful for enhancing relationships, but they’re not a substitute," cautions Irene S. Levine, PhD, a professor of psychiatry at New York […]

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Girlfriend Getaways: Selecting Your Friends & Travel Companions

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April 1, 2011 What’s a diving excursion if your friend can barely muster the doggie paddle? What’s a French pastry making class if your sister eats only gluten-free? Whatever the theme of your getaway, the companions you choose are just as important as what you do. Here are five things to consider when it comes to picking the right […]

Read More – Find New Friends Fast

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April 1, 2011 by Catherine Ryan   When you’re younger, friends are everything. As you get older and people change and family responsibilities and jobs require more time and attention, it’s not unusual to lose touch with friends.   "In midlife, women’s lives are particularly full," explains Irene Levine, Ph.D., a professor of psychiatry at […]

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Can’t we all play nicely? Not always

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QUESTION Irene, I’ve put myself in a very complicated situation. My best friend dated a man for several years that I did not approve of. It took me a long time to accept and tolerate him. Eventually they broke up but not before he wedged himself into our group of friends. I have a second […]

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Making new friends—and keeping them too

Interview with The Friendship Doctor on making new friends and keeping them too

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