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Signs Of A Toxic Friendship, From Dr. Irene Levine (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

How do you know when a friendship is broken beyond repair? Friendship expert Dr. Irene Levine outlined the three signs of a toxic friendship when she ...

How To Break Up With A Friend, From Dr. Irene Levine (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

Everybody has their limits! This week on Mondays With Marlo, friendship expert Dr. Irene Levine told me that you should give your friends the benefit ...

3 Signs It's Time to Breakup With a Toxic Friend

Jackie Morgan MacDougall | Posted 03.24.2013 | Women
Jackie Morgan MacDougall

How to know if a friendship is just going through a rocky phase or if it's time to throw in the towel.

Toxic friendship? It takes two

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

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...

Toxic Venting: When To Stop Listening

Judith Acosta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

Good listening seeks to understand, but it is not always silent, and it does not automatically dismiss accountability. As a result, it is decidedly not what some people are looking for: a toxic dump site.

Top 10 friendship dilemmas of 2010

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

Friendships, even very good ones, typically change over time. But the "rules" or etiquette on how to best adapt to a changed friendship are often murk...

How to Handle A Facebook Frenemy

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

QUESTION Dear Irene, After years of friendship, my relationship with a colleague was damaged while both of us were enduring major losses in our l...

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.

Friends Who Are Green with Envy

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

Women with low self-esteem, or who are depressed, tend to focus exclusively on their shortcomings and are bitter about what they perceive as the advantages or good fortune of others.

'Frenemy' Enters the Friendship Lexicon

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

"Our friends are often like a second family, so it's inevitable that drama can arise."