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Entries by Dr. Irene S. Levine from 03/2011

Couple Wanted for Close Friendship, Especially on Holidays

| Posted 03.02.2011 | Healthy Living

QUESTION Hi Irene, My husband and I moved across the country 10 years ago so he could pursue a job after finishing graduate school. After re-esta...

When friendship makes you feel like you're walking on eggshells

| Posted 03.04.2011 | Healthy Living

QUESTION Hi Irene, I haven't spoken to an old best friend for quite some time. I was the last one to initiate contact after the relationship had bec...

Trapped in a friendship: Try being honest

| Posted 03.07.2011 | Healthy Living

QUESTION Hi Irene, I have a certain friend with whom I've grown very close over a relatively short period of time (a little over a year). She is an ...

March 8, 2011: International Women's Day

| Posted 03.08.2011 | World

Today is the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day (IWD) with events taking place all over the world. This global celebration honors women...

Middle school is tough on friendships

| Posted 03.09.2011 | Healthy Living

QUESTION Dear Irene, My best friend and I have been best friends since the first grade. Now we're in middle school. This new charter school opened u...

Losing friends when you get divorced

| Posted 03.11.2011 | Healthy Living

QUESTION Hi Irene, Three and a half years ago I left my husband. We divorced amicably and have a collaborative and supportive co-parenting relatio...

Toxic friendship? It takes two

| Posted 03.15.2011 | Healthy Living

QUESTION Hi Dr. Levine, I have read most of your posts about needy friends and overbearing friends and annoying friends. I am in a long-term friends...

Breast feeding: Behind closed doors only?

| Posted 03.15.2011 | Healthy Living

Another skirmish in the breastfeeding wars was reported in the New York Times (Breast-Feeding Boutique in Feud with Condo Board). A condo association ...

Grief complicated by the loss of a best friend

| Posted 03.18.2011 | Healthy Living

QUESTION Dear Irene, My best friend and I had a major falling out 4½ years ago shortly after the death of my two-year-old son. At the time I was so...

Love my friend---not her problem child

| Posted 03.21.2011 | Healthy Living

QUESTION Hi, Irene. My husband and I are good friends with a couple and enjoy their company. However, they have a 5-year-old child who is completely...

Phone Friends: Headed Toward Extinction?

| Posted 03.23.2011 | Healthy Living

Aided and abetted by new technologies, phone calls and phone friends are becoming a dying breed. More people are switching to text messaging, which is less intrusive and less time-consuming.

Friendship: Can you keep a secret? Should you?

| Posted 03.28.2011 | Healthy Living

QUESTION Hi Irene, I've been burdened with the knowledge that the husband of one of my closest friends was unfaithful to her. They have two very you...