Archive for July, 2012

The Journey of Two (blog) – Review of Best Friends Forever

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July 30, 2012 It’s always nice to be surprised when a Google Alert turns up a lovely review of your book. Here is a small part of that review: On the topic of reading, I recently finished a non-fiction book about friendships. I know, where did that come from? Someone posted an article about the challenges […]

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Yahoo! Por Elle (France) – 7 Ways to Improve Your Relationship

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7/30/12 7 façons d’améliorer votre relation dès aujourd’hui Alors, il y a un petit ralentissement sur l’autoroute de l’amour ? Peut-être avez-vous rencontré l’homme ou la femme de votre vie, mais l’étincelle a besoin d’être ranimée. Pas de panique ! Même les couples les plus romantiques et les plus parfaits de l’univers connaissent des zones […]

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Pais24.com (Argentina) – Cuando un amigo se va, queda un espacio vacío

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July 30, 2012 Nuevas amistades a partir de los 30 años: un desafío posible De acuerdo con el psiquiatra S.D. Flórez, “el término duelo o proceso de duelo, puede aplicarse a la muerte de un ser querido o a aquellos procesos psicológicos y psicosociales que se ponen en marcha ante cualquier tipo de pérdida (la […]

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I left my best friend after she had an affair: Was I wrong?

About six months ago, my BFF of 10 years, Penny, confided that she was having an affair with our mutual close friend, Amy’s, husband. Our families are all friends and her burdening me with this information was extremely difficult for me.

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Guest Post: Recipe for creating a bully

Wondering what the recipe is for creating a bully? We are beginning to have some answers thanks to a new study by Douglas Gentile and Brad Bushman published in the July issue of the Psychology of Popular Media Culture.

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My confusing relationship with my lesbian friend

It’s not uncommon for straight women to sexualize lesbian friendships because unlike other intimate female friendships, sex may be an option.

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Palm Beach Woman – Nurturing friendships

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July 2012 by Mary Ann Duggan, PhD It was the night of the big sleepover with a group of girlfriends, and Michelle and I were assigned to share a room. I was not sure of the protocol for sleepovers, so I decided when it was time for lights out I would just shut my eyes […]

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Blog Talk Radio – The Advice Goddess Interviews The Friendship Doctor

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July 2012 Listen to syndicated columnist Amy Aikon’s interview with The Friendship Doctor on Blog Talk Radio. We cover friendships and ending friendships — why to do it, when to do it, and the right way and the wrong way to do it; also, how to survive a breakup with your best friend or a […]

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MSN Lifestyle (Canada) – Female bullying

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…”Bullying isn’t uniquely female,” says Irene Levine, author of Best Friends Forever: Surviving A Breakup With Your Best Friend and professor of psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine. “But there are always women who need to build themselves up by knocking others down. They may exclude, gossip, or do other things to demean one […]

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My friend doesn’t want me to have other friends

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My best friend in high school is rather promiscuous. This trait has never bothered me and, in fact, it’s rather funny and interesting to listen to her crazy exploits. The down side of this is that, in a small town, she has gotten herself quite a bad reputation.

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