Tag: Irene S. Levine

5 Tips for Travel with Friends

Published: August 20, 2010 | Last Updated: April 23, 2013 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

A recent Harris Interactive Poll commissioned by Hampton Hotels found that 43% of adults travel with friends at least once a year and at least 74% prefer to take a road trip when they do.

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7 Tips for being an unequivocally B-O-R-I-N-G friend

Published: August 11, 2010 | Last Updated: August 11, 2010 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Here are some simple tips to nip a new friendship in the bud or to sabotage an existing one:   1) Do it her way Abrogate all responsibility for the friendship to your friend. Let her do all the planning—including where, when and what. When you do get together, don’t initiate any conversation, or show […]

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Friendship Day – August 1, 2010

Published: August 1, 2010 | Last Updated: August 2, 2014 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

In 1935, the US Congress proclaimed the first Sunday in August each year as Friendship Day.

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Letting go of a toxic friendship—-gently

Published: July 29, 2010 | Last Updated: July 5, 2013 By | 20 Replies Continue Reading

How do you back away from an unhealthy friendship without hurting someone’s feelings?

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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: July 21, 2010 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 […]

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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 29, 2013 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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