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A bad ending to a good friendship: Are there second chances?

Published: January 16, 2010 | Last Updated: January 16, 2010 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION   Hi Irene, I’m so happy to have found your blog and discovered your book. I will definitely be running out and buying a copy!   A very close, cherished friendship that I’ve had for 14 years has just come to a painful end, and I’m heartbroken. I wish there was a way to […]

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A bad ending to a good friendship: Are there second chances?

Published: January 16, 2010 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

There can often be second chances after a blowup if a friendship is fundamentally sound.

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What next? She’s fallen in love with her best friend’s twins

Published: January 7, 2010 | Last Updated: January 7, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, A year ago, my best friend of 14 years gave birth to her twin boys. Their biological father has never been in their lives and my friend took him to court. She was awarded full legal and physical custody of the twins, which we were VERY happy about. Of course she asked […]

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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: May 14, 2020 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 | 5 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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A friend poached one too many times

Published: December 8, 2009 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Dr. Levine,   I’m a mom of two girls, ages five and nine. I met another mom at the playground in May and we hit it off quite well, though my 5-year-old was a little slow to warm up to her 5-year-old. Since she and her family had just moved, she had not […]

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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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