Archive for September, 2011

Did she cut off our friendship because I’m gay?

Published: September 13, 2011 | Last Updated: September 13, 2011 By | Reply Continue Reading

We can guess why someone ends a friendship but never really know unless we ask.   QUESTION Dear Irene, I am about 30 years old and a friend of 12 years, who was around for all of my major life changes, suddenly cut me off. I thought maybe she figured my wild phase was not […]

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Can parents be friends if the kids don’t get along?

Published: September 12, 2011 | Last Updated: September 12, 2011 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Problems with kids’ friendships often spill over to their parents   QUESTION Dear Irene, My son and another couple’s son don’t get along. The other kid has some issues and has tried to hurt my son either verbally or physically several times over the past few years (put his hands around his neck a few […]

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September is National Yoga Month

Published: September 12, 2011 | Last Updated: January 7, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

If you read this blog, you know that I’m always searching for ways for people to make new friends. Joining a yoga class is a great way to improve your health and emotional well-being—and connect with people. As part of National Yoga Month, new members can take advantage of yoga classes in more than 1600 […]

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9/11/11 On Human Bonds

Published: September 11, 2011 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Soon after the two planes crashed into the World Trade Center, the first thing I did was reach for my cell phone. I was at my office and wanted to check on my son who was at school a bridge away from me, which felt a world apart at that moment. After I made arrangements […]

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Is all fair in friendship and employment?

Published: September 8, 2011 | Last Updated: September 8, 2011 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Feeling betrayed by a friend who goes after the same job as you   QUESTION Hi Irene, I told a friend of 32 years (a woman who I am currently starting to date) about a job that I interviewed for and she tells me that she wants to go for the job because it sounded […]

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Finding Friends After Divorce: Can we count the ways?

Published: September 6, 2011 | Last Updated: January 28, 2017 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Tips on finding friends after divorce

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Guest Post: That’s Not the Train I’m Waiting For

Published: September 5, 2011 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 16 Replies Continue Reading

By Sheila Callahan   I’ll admit to being a little obsessed with the concept of friendship, and I probably spend an undue amount of time thinking about several in particular that apparently had an expiration date.   How did I not see that train coming?   My pal and colleague Irene Levine, Ph.D. blogs on […]

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Traveling with Friends: Planning together can help avoid excess emotional baggage

Published: September 5, 2011 | Last Updated: April 6, 2016 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

A woman worries about traveling with friends who are coworkers.

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Five Tips on How To Break Up With a Friend

Published: September 3, 2011 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 13 Replies Continue Reading

Ending a relationship is never easy. But even close relationships with friends can reach their shelf lives or expiration dates. A friendship that once felt satisfying and easy begins to feel awkward, boring, stressful, edgy, competitive, draining, or uncomfortable – or all of the above.   A previous post I wrote for NBC Universal Life […]

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Am I Right To Feel Excluded and Violated By My Friend?

Published: September 2, 2011 | Last Updated: November 4, 2021 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading
Am I Right To Feel Excluded and Violated By My Friend?

In threesomes, it’s common for one person to feel excluded. It may turn out that the other two people feel closer to each other than they do to you.

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