Tag: best friends

Different strokes: Can this friendship survive?

Published: July 9, 2010 | Last Updated: July 10, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi, I’ve had the same best friend for more than 20 years. We were so close that we even have matching tattoos. We don’t live near each other, but have maintained contact and been through school, marriage, kids, etc together. She’s been a huge part of my life.   Things started getting tough a […]

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On losing a best friend – Friendship Day, August 2, 2009

Published: August 2, 2009 | Last Updated: August 13, 2009 By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

The connection between two friends is often indescribable. It just feels right whenever you are together. When I met Rita, I was an eleven-year-old awkward adolescent.  She was a poised, charming and strikingly attractive kindergarten teacher who chose me as the fifth-grade “monitor” to make sure that all the kids in her class stood in […]

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A “good enough” friend

Published: February 6, 2009 | Last Updated: February 6, 2009 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Dr. Levine, I recently got into a fight with a girl named Linda, whom I considered my best friend. She said I was never a "good enough" friend for her, and I told her that I thought I couldn’t be her friend because she was spreading gossip about me. We both agreed that […]

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Sophisticated Lady

Published: January 18, 2009 | Last Updated: January 18, 2009 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, First, thank you for a wonderful website. Second, I can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong. I’ve come to the conclusion that perhaps I have a higher need for interaction than most people. I’m turning 40 and when my husband mentioned throwing me a birthday party I realized I have no dear […]

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Reader Q & A: Help! My best friend is driving me crazy!

Published: May 20, 2008 | Last Updated: March 8, 2011 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

Might it be time to call it quits? QUESTION: My best friend is finally dumping her jerk husband of more than a decade and I’m glad about that but it’s all wearing me to a nub. Her frenzied dating is making me nuts. She talks about her boyfriends constantly, and about how many men are […]

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On the Lighter Side: Friendship Can Make You Fat

Published: July 27, 2007 | Last Updated: August 7, 2007 By | Reply Continue Reading

Who hasn’t enjoyed the guilty pleasure of sharing an outrageously rich and caloric dessert with a best friend and indulging with abandon? If you have, you better not make a habit of it. A new report published on July 26 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine seems to suggest that obesity can spread […]

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