Tag: female friends

A lesson about female friendship from the ad world

July 6, 2009 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

If you need one more shred of evidence of the gender differences in interpersonal relationships, you’ll find it in a short piece by Alex Mindlin buried in the Business Section of this morning’s New York Times. When it comes to customer loyalty, women aren’t necessarily more loyal than men; it’s just that their loyalties take […]

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Till Kids Do Us Part: A BabyCenter.com interview on pregnancy, motherhood and friendship

February 27, 2009 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

Every passage of a woman’s life poses unique challenges to her friendships—but pregnancy and motherhood are among the most risky. Pregnant women are notoriously self-centered and moody, traits that can be off-putting even to people who love them. Also, motherhood is such a huge time-sucker that it greatly reduces (and sometimes eliminates) opportunities to spend […]

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Friendship and Money: She’s fired, you’re not

February 25, 2009 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Any major life change–including an unexpected job loss or other threat to economic security–can increase the risk of a once-close friendship falling apart.

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She’s Just Not That Into You: Six ways to know when a girlfriend’s a frenemy

February 11, 2009 | By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

He’s Just Not That Into You decodes the rules of heterosexual dating. But the relationship between girlfriends can be just as powerful, irritating, and unfathomable as any relationship with a guy. Here are my six ways for women to recognize when "she’s just not that into you." Read my latest post on HuffPo, SHE’s Just […]

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A “good enough” friend

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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Lipstick Jungle premiere offers a teachable friendship moment

September 25, 2008 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Last night’s second season premiere of Lipstick Jungle on NBC, called Pandora’s Box, offers women a teachable friendship moment. We learn that Nico (Kim Raver) is plagued with guilt over her affair with her young stud, Kirby, and is desperate to save her marriage.   She tells her husband Charles (Christopher Cousins) about her indiscretion […]

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Self-centered friends with hefty needs

August 31, 2008 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

On dealing with a needy, self-centered friend…

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Reader Q&A: Achieving closure after being dumped by a friend at work

August 29, 2008 | By | 130 Replies Continue Reading

About three months ago, Anna had met a new friend, “Lisa,” and I felt replaced. Little by little, I felt pushed aside and believe that Lisa had put a rift in the friendship between Anna and me. All of the sudden, Anna and I spent less and less time together as she made more time for Lisa.

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2008 – 8 Female Friendship Resolutions for the New Year

January 1, 2008 | By | Reply Continue Reading

It’s so easy to make resolutions and so hard to keep them. Every year, women resolve to lose weight, reduce stress, work smarter, and improve their relationships with family and friends. I thought a little more specificity might help clarify my Friendship Resolutions (and yours) and make them more concrete and achievable. Here goes: 1) […]

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FriendFeed: A virtual glass house

October 4, 2007 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

If you have a Facebook page, you’re familiar with the News Feed function that helps friends stay abreast of each other’s Facebook activities. When I saw that one of my friends had joined Journalists and Facebook, I took a look at the group and signed up too. When I saw the Friend Wheel application another […]

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