Archive for February, 2012

Avoiding a one-sided friendship

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I have an acquaintance at church who is a real sweet gal, and often calls for a chat or asks me to coffee. I can’t call her a friend because it’s a bit of a one-sided friendship.

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Friends Don’t Let Friends Become Roommates

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By Erika Johnson COLUMNIST Monday, February 27, 2012 Spending time with friends  is a great thing, but  living with them is a different story. Though it may seem like the perfect idea and may even be easy at first, rooming with friends can come with a lot of complications…   …Psychologist Dr. Irene S. Levine, the […]

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Gaming Friendships

February 26, 2012 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Have you ever made friends with someone by playing a game like Bunco, Mah-Jongg, Bridge, or even an online game?   Games are another great way to meet people and form friendships because you already have a shared interest and you have recurring contact with the other individual (s).   But as in friendships that […]

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When Friendships Aren’t Forever

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February 24, 2012 By Natasha Burton   Google "break-up" and you’ll see, among mentions of the 2006 romcom starring Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn, a slew of websites and articles devoted to getting over an ex-lover. What you won’t easily find, however, is information on a type of split that experts say can be just […]

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Her Campus: How to Avoid Spending Too Much Time With Your Boyfriend

February 25, 2012 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Friday, February 24, 2012By Rebekah Meiser   With the allure of a new relationship, many girls find themselves interested in nothing else than their new man. Part of this appeal is because having a boyfriend in college is a totally new experience from high school relationships. Without inquisitive parents keeping a watchful eye on your activities, […]

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Home Alone & Lonely? Some Practical Tips

February 24, 2012 | By | 79 Replies Continue Reading

What resources are there for people who are home alone and lonely, without any family or friends? QUESTION Dear Irene, I am 63. My husband brought me here many years ago. It is rural and here, family is everything—which is nice—but I have none. My life from the beginning was similar to a child in an orphanage. I was […]

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My Best Friend Is Pulling Away

February 22, 2012 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I’m a junior in high school who has never been the most popular person. I’m generally the weird girl who eats lunch alone reading a book. However, over the past couple of years, I’ve made a few incredible friends.   One of these is a guy who knows that I’ve liked him […]

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Expert Advice for Tricky Friendship Situations

February 21, 2012 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

February 16, 202   When it comes to your pals, it’s not always fun and games. "No relationship is perfect all the time, and friendships require work," says psychologist Irene Levine, Ph.D., author of Best Friends Forever. That said, working through differences with a friend can actually strengthen your bond-it proves that yours is a […]

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The Fantasy Best Friend

February 20, 2012 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Not all best friends turn out to be keepers   QUESTION Irene, I had a boyfriend for two months that I became madly in love with, and thought he felt the same for me.  His friends constantly said they had never seen him like this. Then, late into his birthday party, we got into a spat […]

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Happy ‘Friendship Day’ — And Maybe That’s a Good Thing

February 15, 2012 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for romantic love

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