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Why Breaking Up Is So Hard to Do

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Women have an extraordinarily difficult time ending their friendships, even very toxic ones. It's not surprising. Like divorce, the potential losses can be staggering, extending well beyond the friendship per se.

Five Ways to Improve Your Friendships in 2010

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Are you only hanging on to one or more friendships only because of your reluctance to let go of a shared history? Perhaps you need to let go.

The Inside Scoop on Your Introvert Friends

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Losing friends can be particularly difficult for introverts because we don't surround ourselves with people. We prefer a few intimate friends to lots of less-intense friendships.

Can a Friendship Fall Apart Over a Small Slight?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

What seems like a minor slight to one friend can be blown out of proportion by another. It's always uncomfortable when there is a schism between two close friends, especially if they work together.

Five Tips to Mend a Tattered Friendship

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Harboring resentment towards someone has a way of bouncing back like a boomerang to hurt you (including raising your blood pressure). Let go of the disappointment.

An Interview with Dr. Diane M. Harper, HPV Expert

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

My examination of the Gardasil vaccine continues with an in-depth interview of Dr. Diane M. Harper.

When a friend wants more than friendship

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

It's not unusual for platonic relationships to turn into something different or something more. Whenever this happens, regardless of gender, it can le...

Could You Be a Toxic friend? 5 Sure Signs

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

If you're finding that you're having frequent conflicts, you have to consider whether there's something you are doing or saying that's sabotaging your own friendships.

Harry Potter Theme Park to Open Spring 2010: Video & Photo Virtual Tour

Kim Mance | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Mance

Universal Orlando Resort, and Warner Bros. today revealed first-ever details about the incredible scope of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

BFFs Until They Grew Apart

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

In Western culture, women are often judged by their ability to make and keep friends, so the demise of a friendship is experienced as a failure.

Speed-Friending: Helping Busy Women to Connect

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Sad but true: The large majority of female friendships come to an end. So women need to replenish their inventory from time to time.

Am I My Friend's Keeper?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Over the past six months I've been friends with a 25-year-old girl, and I'm a 37-year-old woman. She is where I used to be: bingeing, playing the victim role, can't find love, affection, or the attention she needs.

Crossing Washington Square: A Chick Lit Author Hits Her Stride

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

I was delighted to have the opportunity to interview Joanne Rendell, author of Crossing Washington Square. This is intelligent chick lit, an engaging story beautifully told.

Owning Up

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Sometimes people believe they need to obtain closure from another person before they sever a friendship. This isn't true.

"I Have Lived a Blessed Time" - Senator Ted Kennedy

Carolyn Rubenstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Rubenstein

This is not news nor a headline. This is reality. And for the past 10 years (ages 14 to 24), I have faced the loss of young children and young adults after their own battles with cancer. Many of these individuals were very close to me.

How to Put the Kibosh on a Friendship That Seems Doomed

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

How can I avoid hurting someone's feelings and maintain a relationship as a colleague when I don't want to be her friend?

I Love My BFF but I Can't Take Her Husband!

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

My friendship with my BFF is very important to me but when her husband is in the mix -- things become very uncomfortable.

Happy Belated Daddy Day

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Gregory

While wishing Happy Daddy Day this weekend, let's take a minute to appreciate how much more involved in the lives of their kids dads are today.

Susan Boyle Needs Your Friendship and Support

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

The emotional fallout of Susan Boyle's unexpected and disappointing defeat on Saturday night was clearly devastating. The front-runner failed to take ...

The Seven-Year Expiration Date on Friendships

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Friendships don't last a lifetime and are determined by circumstances not personal preferences.

Circles of Friends

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Some women have the good fortune of having groups of friends who have a shared history -- based on where they were, where they lived, or what they did together.

In Friends We Trust -- Until They Let Us Down

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, About three or four weeks ago, I broke up amicably with a guy I was dating because the relationship just wasn't growing romanti...

Friends Don't Judge -- Or Do They?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

As your daughter is only 5 ½, you need to be cautious about the people you expose her to. So if your fiancé is incarcerated for child molestation, that obviously should be a deal-killer.

A Family-Friendly Recession?: Cut Hours, Not Jobs

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Elizabeth Gregory

During a recession, gains for women earned through years of effort may be swept away in the undertow of layoffs, when flexibility and diversity efforts suddenly disappear.

How Many Friends Would You Give up For a Whopper?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Burger King's new marketing campaign -- called the WHOPPER Sacrifice and created by Crispin Porter Bogusky: Delete ten of your Facebook friends and you're rewarded with a coupon for a free Whopper.