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5 Ways To Improve Your Friendships in 2010

Published: January 3, 2010 | Last Updated: January 3, 2010 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

Whether it’s the occasion of a birthday or an anniversary, or the passing of another year or of another decade, it’s human nature to periodically take stock of things. Turning the page on the calendar means looking back and looking forward, which often brings into bold relief those aspects of our lives where we think […]

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Why Sarah Jessica Parker is jealous of Carrie Bradshaw

Published: December 30, 2009 | Last Updated: April 29, 2022 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

I have to admit that each time I watch a re-run of Sex and The City, I’m jealous of Carrie Bradshaw’s friendships. The foxy quartet seems to have infinite time and opportunity to sit, talk, and laugh.   For me, carving out time to meet a friend for a leisurely lunch feels like a guilty […]

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Friendship on the rocks: She’s never invited to the parties

Published: December 23, 2009 | Last Updated: December 23, 2009 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION   Dear Irene, I met my best friend at a small restaurant where we both used to work. Even after I quit, Dee and I were very close and talked on the phone two or three times a day. We knew every personal detail of each other’s lives. She used to tell me you […]

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Bad News: What would you say to Mrs. Tiger Woods if you were her BFF?

Published: December 20, 2009 | Last Updated: December 20, 2009 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

What would you say to Elin Nordegren (Mrs. Tiger Woods) if you were her BFF? Bad news can take many forms but the rules of friendship-on how to help a close friend who is dealing with bad stuff-are fairly universal.   What would you say to any friend who was experiencing an overwhelming personal problem? […]

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Watching a good friend make bad decisions

Published: December 12, 2009 | Last Updated: August 25, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene,   My friend Michelle, whom I’ve known over ten years, was a late relationship bloomer. She broke up with her first serious boyfriend about a year ago; they were together for three years. It destroyed her. But less than two weeks later, she was talking to him again. He didn’t want to […]

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Befriending a “bad egg” in the office

Published: November 30, 2009 | Last Updated: May 6, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

Don’t give up all your other office relationships because of one bad egg!

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Moving on after a breakup

Published: November 26, 2009 | Last Updated: November 26, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, I have been reading the questions and answers on your website and finding them very helpful. I thought I would write and ask my own question. I have a friend with whom I’m currently going through a break up.   For a year or so, she’s either ignored me or shut me […]

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Inseparable friends until…

Published: November 19, 2009 | Last Updated: November 19, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Dr. Levine, I just had an argument with my best friend of about a year and a half. We go to law school together and are usually inseparable. She recently got out of a relationship that ended badly and, as a result, she’s taken a zero-tolerance approach to dealing with people.   I […]

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A final friendship disappointment

Published: November 16, 2009 | Last Updated: November 16, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, My friend has been going through marriage problems ever since I’ve known her (13 years now). I have been there for her when she needed someone to talk to. When the problems got too big to deal with, I suggested counseling since I didn’t want their marriage problems to affect the friendship […]

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Can a friendship fall apart over a small slight?

Published: November 13, 2009 | Last Updated: November 13, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Hello Irene, I recently lost a best friend whom I’ll call "Y." Another friend, "K," approached me to organize a Halloween party at my house a few weeks ago. I agreed with one condition: She had to help me with food, drinks, etc. I invited my other friends, including my best friend "Y."   […]

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