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5 Ways you’re being a bad friend

Published: January 14, 2015 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading


January 13, 2015

In Women’s Health Magazine, journalist K. Aleisha Fetters interviewed Dr. Levine about some of the ways friends disappoint each other.

She writes:

…Friendships, like any relationship, can get a bit too comfortable over time. And while a good friend will know when you’re just having a bad day, it’s easy to get into bad habits without even realizing it, says Irene S. Levine, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine and producer of TheFriendshipBlog.com.

…Check out the five most common ways you might be being a bad friend.

Click here to read the entire article on WomensHealth.com

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  1. LaTrice says:

    This is such a good article to read, and I couldn’t help but be blown AWAY!! Friendships do take on a great deal of compromise, and it’s up to two people to keep the friendship going, including communication.

    My best friend moved to another state a few years ago, to pursue a career in medicine. I hated to see her go, but at the same time, I was supportive of her goals and her dreams. Her moving away created an opportunity for me to visit my best friend, and have “girl” time. Yes, she has two children (which happens to be my godchildren), and yes, she’s getting married next month (I’m her Maid of Honor of course), but that doesn’t mean our friendship should end. It would break my heart to go through an ordeal like that (I’ve lost two of my best friends. My best friend passed away seven years ago from a diabetic shock, and I lost my ex-best “friend” over some foolishness).

    It’s important to keep the friendship alive, and as I mentioned earlier, it does take a great deal of compromise, so you have to meet each other halfway.

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