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How You Can Help Other Women – International Women’s Day is March 8, 2012

Published: March 7, 2012 | Last Updated: February 16, 2017 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Observed since the early 1900s, International Women’s Day (IWD) is now celebrated globally.

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Mean Girls Grown Up: How Long Will This Bully Be At It?

Published: July 21, 2011 | Last Updated: August 29, 2022 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading
Mean Girls Grown Up: How Long Will This Bully Be At It?

Whatever their age, mean girls can make someone’s life miserable. Because character endures, they are hard to change.

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Great Friendship Stories: The Doria-Dentes from Brooklyn

Published: May 11, 2011 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

Margaret Doria and Anita Dente have taught at the same two Catholic high schools in Brooklyn, at the same time, for 45 years. At first blush, they seem like the proverbial "odd couple"—an Oscar and Felix with different styles and views of the world. A collegial relationship at first developed into an extraordinary friendship. Fast […]

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Another reason why cancer sucks~

Published: February 1, 2011 | Last Updated: November 23, 2013 By | 18 Replies Continue Reading

A woman talks about the isolation from friends that often accompanies a cancer diagnosis.

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Housebound, lonely, and craving contact

Published: December 28, 2010 | Last Updated: November 23, 2013 By | 21 Replies Continue Reading

I’m 63, and housebound due to health and mobility problems. My family works so they can’t come every day. I find myself sitting alone in the house day after day.

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Work spouses: An Interview with Dr. Jacqueline Olds

Published: December 16, 2010 | Last Updated: December 17, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

With more women entering the workplace, it’s not surprising that many develop extraordinarily close ties with colleagues, both male and female. To learn more about these relationships, I spoke to psychiatrist Dr. Jacqueline Olds. Irene: What is a work spouse? Dr. Olds: A work spouse a person at work with whom you have a special […]

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Your platonic friend…she’s just not that into you~

Published: December 13, 2010 | Last Updated: December 13, 2010 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I have read and been told by female friends that when a man is friends with a woman and all of a sudden wants to take it to a romantic level, the woman will "freak out" and get turned off. She’ll feel betrayed, thinking that the man’s intentions all along were to […]

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Friendship by the Book: Molly Fox’s Birthday

Published: August 9, 2010 | Last Updated: February 3, 2021 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

Deirdre Madden’s novel, Molly Fox’s Birthday, is the story of a playwright who stays overnight at the home of her 20-year friend, Molly Fox.

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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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Talking about friendship with NYT best-selling author Jane Green

Published: June 28, 2010 | Last Updated: October 17, 2020 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

New York Times best-selling author Jane Green is a mother of six. Remarkably, she has written a book a year for the past 12 years. Like her other books, the newest one also focuses on the emotional lives of lives of women.

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