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Flying Solo

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

Many people hesitate to publicly embrace solitude due to a number of factors, mostly because of the negative judgment of others as well as fear. But here are some reasons why we should enjoy lone events...

Don't Call on Me, Please!

Jennifer Rosen | Posted 10.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rosen

Whenever I catch myself reverting to a place of doubt, I latch onto certain markers like my therapist's feedback as a reminder that my thoughts do indeed have their rightful place and that somebody somewhere is interested in what I have to say.

Why Do I Always Feel Insecure with Friends?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 01.15.2012 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Do you feel an excessive need to be liked in all of your relationships, including friendships?

New Mom Having a Hard Time Making New Friends

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 01.11.2012 | Parents
Dr. Irene S. Levine

When we're lonely, it's natural to think about reaching back into the past to resurrect relationships with old school chums -- but be cautious. You may realize that you have even less in common with these friends -- except for your shared history.

Handling an Insecure Friend

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 09.07.2011 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Dealing with an insecure friend requires a proper mix of sensitivity and boundaries.

5 Tips for Handling a Friend who Talks Too Much

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

Have you ever sat down for lunch with a friend who talks non-stop---without giving you the slightest chance to get a word in edgewise? You begin to fe...

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.

Best Friends: No Way Out?

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

Dear Irene: I wish I had an escape but I'm still in high school and I live a street away from her and she knows almost everything about me, even that I may have an STD.