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14 Ways to Get Over the Holiday Hump

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 02.22.2014 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

The holiday season can be depressing if you are feeling alone or dispirited and everyone else seems joyous and happy.

Friendship Advice: Why Don't I Have Any Friends?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 09.02.2012 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Irene, I find your blog very interesting and often moving. Sometimes my own circumstances mirror those of others who write to you. I'm 6...

Don't Tell Me to Join a Group

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 08.24.2012 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

I am a forty-something woman with no kids. I used to have friends, a life and a career. Then we moved to a rural area for my husband's job in the UK and five years on, I seem to have nothing.

Dealing With Holiday Office Party Anxiety

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 02.18.2012 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

I want to go to a workplace party this Christmas, but the idea of standing in a crowded room on my own fills me with dread.

Having Trouble Making New Friends Stick? 11 Possible Causes

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

Here are some possible reasons that someone might have difficulty developing close, reciprocal relationships with friends.

My teen daughter doesn't have a single close friend

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

QUESTION Dear Irene, I read another post on your blog regarding a daughter who felt like an outcast. My own daughter was in tears last night because...

Raised by Wolves: Is Having No Friends Her Mother's Fault?

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

As hokey as it sounds, a smile and sincere expression of interest in another person are the first small steps towards making a new friend.

Friendless in Seattle: Searching for Answers

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

You may be making bad choices when you choose potential friends. The odds are better that a friendship will "stick" when two people have a common thread, such as a shared interest.

Sophisticated Lady's Friendship Conundrum

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

Just because two female friends are close doesn't mean that their spouses will feel the same way about one another.