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Irene Levine
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Irene S. Levine, PhD is an award-winning freelance journalist, author, and blogger who writes about travel, health and lifestyles. As a friendship and relationship expert, she provides information and advice to readers, blogging for The Huffington Post and Psychology Today. She created The Friendship Blog, which is read by people from around the globe, and authored the book, Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with Your Best Friend (Overlook Press, 2009). Trained as a psychologist, Irene holds a faculty appointment as a professor at the New York University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry. She is also a member of the Society of American Travel Writers.

7 Ways To Be A Good Facebook Friend

Social networking sites like Facebook can offer opportunities to make and keep friends. Sometimes we can go overboard with the types of content we post and it could end up hurting a friend. Here are some tips on the best ways to nurture and strengthen online friendships.


What To Do If You Can’t Stand ...

You’re in love with a guy—or even married to him—but what do you do if you can’t stand his friends? Psychologist and friendship expert Dr. Irene S. Levine offers some practical advice on how to handle this tricky situation.


How to Make Friends After a Move

While there are some advantages to being the ‘new kid on the block,’ moving can be disruptive to long-term relationships and leave someone feeling quite lonely. Psychologist and friendship expert Dr. Irene S. Levine offers some tips on making friends after a move.


Five Tips for Handling Money Issues ...

Money can get in the way of friendships for a variety of reasons. Here are some tips to avoid the most common problems that cause friction and create misunderstanding.


5 Tips for Planning a Girlfriend Getaway

Girlfriend getaways are growing in popularity—whether to celebrate an upcoming wedding, a milestone birthday, or to luxuriate at a beach resort or destination spa.


Five Tips for Mending a Broken ...

Most of us have experienced the awkwardness of having a sudden blowup or misunderstanding with someone we consider a close friend.


Seven Tips for Starting a Conversation ...

Understandably, people often feel awkward starting a conversation with someone they don’t know. The extra energy and effort though can be unexpectedly rewarding.


Five Ways To Help a Friend Who Has Lost ...

It’s common for people to define themselves by what they do. As a result, losing a job can be devastating. When people are fired or terminated from employment, they often feel as if they’ve suddenly lost a major part of their identity.


Combatting Holiday Loneliness

It sounds paradoxical but when the holiday season approaches, many people feel lonely and blue.