Tag: Irene S. Levine

In the Media – Cleo Magazine: Are you too UNPICKY with your friends?

Published: July 23, 2010 | Last Updated: December 13, 2016 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

I was recently interviewed by Nicole Elphick, a writer with Cleo, an Australian fashion and beauty magazine.

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Friendship by the Book: An Interview with Allison Winn Scotch

Published: July 21, 2010 | Last Updated: January 24, 2023 By | Reply Continue Reading

Allison Winn Scotch‘s novel, The One That I Want (2010), is an engaging summer beach read that makes you think about the friendships you have and those that have drifted apart. The main character, Tilly Farmer, is a 30-something high school guidance counselor who marries her high-school sweetheart, and still lives and works in the […]

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“Growing Up” and Outgrowing a Toxic Friendship

Published: July 16, 2010 | Last Updated: July 16, 2010 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene: My best friend and I have been teachers at the same school for over twelve years. I am 37 and she is 58, which makes her older than my mother. Through many of her life’s challenges, I was there for her. I brought food when she was hungry, accompanied her to see […]

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New from The Friendship Blog – Weekly Email Updates

Published: July 11, 2010 | Last Updated: July 12, 2010 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

No relationship is ever perfect, including our friendships. But if you’re reading this, I’m sure you agree that warm and trusting friendships are vital to our happiness and well-being—despite their occasional disappointments and confusing moments. To help you avoid the potential landmines and answer the hard questions that are bound to crop up in any […]

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Should A Child Be Allowed To Have A Best Friend?

Published: June 17, 2010 | Last Updated: March 9, 2023 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

An article in the New York Times challenged the notion a child should be allowed to have a best friend. In my opinion, neither school officials nor parents should be “regulating” friendships.

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Talk and Book-Signing in Boston – June 8th

Published: June 5, 2010 | Last Updated: June 5, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

Come meet the Friendship Doctor at The Charles Hotel in Cambridge  Join NYU alumni, parents, and friends from your community for a very special evening of lively discussion with NYU Professor Irene S. Levine.   Evidence suggests that at any age or stage of life, close friends are vital to our health and emotional well-being. […]

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The Friendship Doctor speaks in NYC – 4/23/10

Published: April 19, 2010 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

On Friday, April 23rd, I’ll be joining a panel of writers at the annual conference of the American Society of Journalists & Authors (ASJA) at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. We’ve been asked to talk about the new communication vehicles that successful authors are using in their book publicity plans and all the […]

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How to Break Up With a Friend: The WSJ interviews The Friendship Doctor

Published: March 27, 2010 | Last Updated: January 9, 2023 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

I loved speaking with Elizabeth Bernstein of the Wall Street Journal last week and then reading her regular Bonds column that highlighted how painful breakups can be between friends. She offered some great tips to make endings easier. Here are some of her tips culled from her interviews for the article • Take a deep […]

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An Author’s Love Letter to Selma’s Book Group

Published: March 1, 2010 | Last Updated: November 15, 2022 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
An Author’s Love Letter to Selma’s Book Group

A book group is a great excuse for busy women to get together, relax, nosh, sip and befriend. After speaking to one more than a decade ago, I penned this letter.

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A breakdown of trust: When long-time friends fight over a guy

Published: February 8, 2010 | Last Updated: February 8, 2010 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Dr. Levine, For the past six to eight months I’ve had two friendships deteriorate. Jillian had been my friend for about 15 years. We never partied or saw much of each other due to distance and her ten-year relationship with a guy yet we always kept in touch. When her relationship was over, […]

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