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Terms of Service

Published: May 8, 2011 | Last Updated: August 13, 2011 By | Reply Continue Reading

By using this site, you give your permission for your posts and/or comments to be posted or reprinted without attribution to you, on The Friendship Blog, The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and any other print or online venues (including books) as determined by the site owner.   All advice is non-professional, the type that one […]

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About The Friendship Forums

Published: May 8, 2011 | Last Updated: May 9, 2011 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

About The Friendship Forums: A Place for You Posting Instructions Friendship Forum Guidelines About The Friendship Forums: A Place for You   A number of visitors to The Friendship Blog have asked me to create a place for them to meet and interact with other readers. Although I try to respond to as many questions […]

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Published: July 11, 2010 | Last Updated: July 11, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

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Electronic Press Kit

Published: November 28, 2009 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

Contents: JPEG cover of Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with Your Best Friend JPEG cover of Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with Your Best Friend (small) PDF of Overlook Press Release PDF Summary of Critical Praise JPEG headshot of The Friendship Doctor JPEG headshot of The Friendship Doctor #2     For additional […]

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FAQs

Published: November 28, 2009 | Last Updated: May 15, 2020 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Question: Does the Friendship Doctor make “housecalls?” The Friendship Doctor makes two types of house calls: If you are a member of a Reader or Book Group, you can invite Dr. Levine to participate in a discussion of Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with Your Best Friend. Depending on her availability, your location, and […]

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Talk – The Myth of BFF

Published: August 17, 2009 | Last Updated: September 5, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

NOTE: DATE TO BE CHANGED BECAUSE OF YOM KIPPUR HOLIDAY WILL POST NEW DATE HERE SOON National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute National Institutes of Health 6701 Rockledge Dr, 9th floor – Room 9100/9104 Bethesda, MD 20892 Contact: Dr. Rachel Permuth-Levine: [email protected] (NIH employees only)

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Reading Group Guide

Published: August 2, 2009 | Last Updated: May 15, 2020 By | Reply Continue Reading

Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with Your Best Friend By Irene S. Levine, PhD Female friendships have their ups and downs—most of them don’t last-forever—but we are very fortunate when best friends are a constant in our lives.   Click here for a downloadable PDF version of the BFF Reading Group Guide.   Dr. […]

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News & Events

Published: August 2, 2009 | Last Updated: May 27, 2022 By | Reply Continue Reading

EVENTS Monday, September 28, 3009, 11:30AM-12:30PM Talk – The Myth of BFF National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute National Institutes of Health 6701 Rockledge Dr, 9th floor – Room 9100/9104 Bethesda, MD 20892 Contact: Dr. Rachel Permuth-Levine:  [email protected] (NIH employees only) Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 7PM Book Club Tuesday Night Book Club Rockville, MD Wednesday, […]

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Author

Published: May 14, 2007 | Last Updated: May 17, 2020 By | Reply Continue Reading

Irene S. Levine, PhD is a clinical psychologist, and award-winning freelance journalist and author who spent the major part of her career in senior management and policy roles at the National Institute of Mental  Health in Rockville, Maryland. After that, she was privileged to serve as the first Deputy Director of the federal Center for […]

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Book

Published: May 14, 2007 | Last Updated: August 14, 2020 By | Reply Continue Reading

Friendships with other women are integral to our sense of happiness, health, and emotional well-being. At their best, these relationships fill our lives with love and laughter—but they can just as easily lead to intense feelings of sadness, hurt, loss, and shame that are as painful to get over as a breakup with a husband […]

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