Archive for December, 2011

Moving and Friendship: Is moving a good way to make new friends?

Published: December 30, 2011 | Last Updated: February 23, 2015 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

When you move, you take some emotional baggage with you…

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Lonely in High School

Published: December 29, 2011 | Last Updated: December 29, 2011 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

The middle of high school can be a difficult time to make new friends, especially in small schools and small towns.   QUESTION Dear Irene, I’m a 17-year-old high school girl. Recently, my best friend since fifth grade quit talking to me. We never had a fight and I never thought anything was wrong. Just […]

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Top ten friendship posts in 2011: The Friendship Doctor reflects on friendship and blogging

Published: December 23, 2011 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 13 Replies Continue Reading

Tis the season for wrap-ups and top ten lists. Friendship expert Dr. Irene S. Levine discusses her blog, its visitors, and their  friendship concerns. Since January, I’ve posted 202 times on this blog — that’s about four times a week — usually early in the morning or late at night. That’s a lot of time to spend in […]

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Her Campus: Frenemies

Published: December 22, 2011 | Last Updated: December 22, 2011 By | Reply Continue Reading

December 21, 2011 By Cassie Potler When You Realize the Friend is the Frenemy This past summer, I found out I got the position as a writer on the Her Campus team. I was super-pumped for the opportunity, and my friends and family were excited for me, too. That is, all except one person. This […]

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Best Health (Canada): How to Revive an Old Friendship

Published: December 21, 2011 | Last Updated: December 21, 2011 By | Reply Continue Reading

  December 2011 By Lola Augustine Brown   Sometimes the people we love move away from us without good reason. This does not mean that the contact is finally cut. Here’s how to revive an old friendship (translated from French):      We have all maintained by the past, we remember friends again and that […]

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Self.com – How to Make a New Best Friend

Published: December 21, 2011 | Last Updated: December 21, 2011 By | Reply Continue Reading

December 20, 2011   Buddying up is easy-peasy when you’re a kid–share a spot in the sandbox and you’re instant chums. But making girlfriends as a grown-up is trickier, since we’re all kept busy with careers and relationships and oodles of other responsibilities.   "It’s intimidating and scary to try and seek out a new […]

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When A Friend Becomes A Frenemy

Published: December 20, 2011 | Last Updated: November 25, 2021 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading
When A Friend Becomes A Frenemy

Even when a friend becomes a frenemy, it can be hard to know when it’s time to let go because it invariably comes with some losses.

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A complicated friendship

Published: December 19, 2011 | Last Updated: September 4, 2014 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

When a friendship begins to feel too complicated, it’s a sign that something’s amiss.

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10 Reasons Why Your Friend Didn’t Send You A Holiday Card

Published: December 17, 2011 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

On the Friendship Forums, a reader named Arches started a provocative discussion thread on holiday cards.   It inspired my most recent post on the NBC Universal Website, Life Goes Strong —  which focuses on the possibilities of what may have really happened if you did not get the holiday card you were expecting from […]

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Why can’t I make friends?

Published: December 16, 2011 | Last Updated: March 24, 2013 By | 30 Replies Continue Reading

Recognizing a persistent pattern, a reader asks “Why can’t I make friends?”

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