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Making New Friends

Friends Are (Really) Important

Alex Madda | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Alex Madda

For me, making new friends has been of the utmost importance. I've learned that if you don't have family around, you can always, and probably should, make a new one! (But not literally... ) We may not have steady careers right now. But for me, having steady friends feels just as rewarding.

How Important Is Chemistry in a Friendship?

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 09.23.2014 | Women
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

Think of some of your closest friends and try to image just meeting them at a coffee shop as strangers the first time, not knowing anything about them -- would you be so blown away by every single one of them, convinced you needed to see them again soon? Not likely.

The Post-College BFF Crisis Women Are Facing (and How to Fix It)

Lauren Levine | Posted 06.30.2014 | Women
Lauren Levine

Making friends once on-campus life is over requires more intentional action and planning on your part. But if you're willing to be assertive, make new friendships a priority and tap your resources, it's easy to start fostering connections that will leave you feeling fulfilled.

No Social Media Required: 7 Tips for Meeting New Friends in Real Life

Marthe Weyandt | Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Marthe Weyandt

How the heck does one make new friends -- real, in-person, flesh-and-blood friends -- as an adult in our crazybusy world without coming off as a creeper, a psycho or worse?

7 Unexpected Places To Meet Your College Friends

| Posted 09.03.2013 | Teen

By Marisa Tesoro College is a time to meet new people and try new things. From endless dining hall lines to club events to random orientation meeti...

Who's My Best Friend?

Janelle Brandon | Posted 10.12.2013 | Women
Janelle Brandon

Sometimes, I don't feel motherly enough, childless enough, married enough, single enough or career-driven enough to meet up with someone that I haven't seen in awhile.

Dr. Irene Levine With Marlo Thomas (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

Friendships can be such a rewarding part of our lives -- our friends provide comfort, encouragement, companionship and so much more. Some friendships ...

Changing places and changing friendships

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

QUESTION Dear Irene, I have never been the type to initiate friendships, although I can usually guess pretty accurately whether I'll end up being fr...

Adult Friendship 101: Tips For Making New Friends After 35

Melanie Gorman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Melanie Gorman

There's no easy way, once you're over a certain age, to make new friends, so here are five tips for creating new adult friendships.

With Friends Like These--When Do You Forgive and Forget?

Sally Koslow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sally Koslow

What I've learned -- the hard way -- is that you have to lower expectations and try to appreciate people for whatever positives they offer, hoping the negatives get buried under shinier moments.

Keeping the friends you make on your travels

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

QUESTION Hi Irene, I wanted to ask you about travel friendships. I just returned home to the UK after a gap year in Australia. While abroad I made ...

Why do some women have such a hard time making friends: Nature or nurture?

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

Many women write to me perplexed about why they can't form close friendships. They try new approaches, put themselves in all the right places, see the...

New Girl on the Block? Use the Internet to Find Friends

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

When Amanda Blain, now 29, graduated and moved from Toronto to Ottawa, Canada, she began working in a series of male-dominated technical IT careers. A...