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College Friendships 101: The First Semester

Published: November 11, 2011 | Last Updated: March 4, 2023 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

When making college friendships during the first semester, don’t expect too much too soon when making college friendships.

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Friendship by the Book: Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos

Published: November 4, 2011 | Last Updated: December 13, 2023 By | Reply Continue Reading

“…My friendships in college and graduate school rank among the most intense of my life, and I think this is the case with a lot of people,” says Marisa de los Santos, author of the recently released novel Falling Apart (William Morrow, 2011). “You want so much to be truly and thoroughly known and to […]

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Legacy Friends: Keeping old friendships alive

Published: April 5, 2011 | Last Updated: July 23, 2011 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, My best friend from college (who later was my maid of honor) and I had a fall out three years ago. After 13 years of friendship, she completely shut down and stopped speaking to me. My moving out of state, her moving to another state, my having a baby, and her career […]

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Giving friends a second chance after a divorce

Published: March 11, 2011 | Last Updated: May 14, 2016 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

On a friendship after a divorce…

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When your friend’s “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”

Published: November 7, 2010 | Last Updated: November 7, 2010 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, My friend came back from a semester abroad and picked up "social smoking". How do I get her to stop? What should I say? Signed, Non-Smoker   ANSWER Dear Non-Smoker, It is difficult when friends pick up habits we don’t approve of or engage in behaviors that are harmful to themselves. Finding […]

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Neglecting sisters for misters: Facing the consequences

Published: August 19, 2010 | Last Updated: August 19, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION I recently broke up with my boyfriend and had honestly neglected my friends during our relationship. What would be the best way to get into their good graces again?   ANSWER There’s no sense pretending: If you know, they know too. Admit you were dumb to get caught up with a jerk and go […]

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Guest Post: Making Friends at College 101

Published: August 3, 2010 | Last Updated: August 4, 2010 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

By Breana Orland   Good friends aren’t hard to come by when you’re starting college. Between classes, mixers, and weekends of partying, you are bound to meet people that you just click with, that are easy to be around, or that share your quirky sense of humor. But best friends are few and far between. […]

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Reader Q & A: Feeling like the odd woman out

Published: November 1, 2008 | Last Updated: November 1, 2008 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene, I have just come across this website and I must say it is one of the most delightful discoveries I have ever made! I do have an issue with my friends and would be grateful if you could give me your opinion as I have given it a great deal of thought […]

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Friendship and self-disclosure: The times they are a-changing

Published: October 6, 2007 | Last Updated: June 30, 2020 By | Reply Continue Reading

Female college students are twice as likely as their male peers to use social networking sites like Facebook (their favorite) and MySpace (ranked second), according to a market research survey from Anderson Analytics. The findings, reported in Advertising Age this week, examined the likes, dislikes, and media preferences of college students between the ages of […]

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College Friendships: A Case of Easy Come, Easy Go?

Published: August 11, 2007 | Last Updated: August 30, 2022 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Some might say that college friendships are as easy to go as they are to come. Everyone agrees that college campuses are fertile settings for the development of close relationships. Students live together, study together, and party together. With geographical proximity—and shared interests and experiences—it’s not surprising that many of the friendships that begin in […]

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