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Published: August 29, 2010 | Last Updated: July 16, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

Friendship Interrupted

By Sally Koslow

September 2010


…You’d think that as fully vested adults, we’d have this thing down. But no. I keep hearing women lament that relationships they once considered indestructible have become casualties of various life assaults: divorce, widowhood, relocation, the empty nest, workplace bitch-slaps, health problems, glaring schadenfreude or, the most common reason of all, a simple drifting apart. Irene S. Levine, professor of psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine and author of Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with Your Best Friend, claims that "the large majority of friendships are not forever." Say it ain’t so, Irene! But the available evidence supports her conclusion… 


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