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Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with Your Best Friend

Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with Your Best Friend

by Irene S. Levine


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For the first time, a guide for women recovering from a breakup with their best friend-an indispensable addition to every woman's library

Men, jobs, children, personal crises, irreconcilable social gaps-these are just a few of the strange and confusing reasons that may cause a female friendship to end. No matter what the circumstances, the breakup of a female friendship leaves a woman devastated and asking herself difficult questions. Was someone to blame? Is the friendship worth fighting for? How can I prevent this from ever happening again?

Psychologist Irene S. Levine, Ph.D., offers this groundbreaking and heroically honest book for abandoned friends seeking solace. Perfect for women of all ages and from all walks of life, Best Friends Forever covers:

Why friendships fall apart Coping with getting dumped How to end a friendship that can't be fixed Moving forward after a traumatizing breakup

Dr. Levine draws from years of research and the personal testimonials of thousands of women to provide anecdotes and solutions to these complicated situations. Full of tools for personal assessment, case stories, and actionable advice for saving, ending, or re-evaluating a relationship, Best Friends Forever is an indispensable addition to every woman's library.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590200407
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 403,823
Product dimensions: 5.45(w) x 8.05(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Irene S. Levine, Ph.D., is a journalist, practicing psychologist, and professor at New York University Medical School. She writes frequently for such publications as The New York Times, Health, Ladies’ Home Journal, Reader’s Digest, Self, The Huffington Post, and Better Homes and Gardens.

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"This book explores ways women can deal with painful break-up with someone they had hoped would be their "Best Friend Forever." Written by psychologist Irene S. Levine, Ph.D., it is the first self-help guide to consider the complexity and challenges of female friendships, including Why friendships fall apart; How to get over getting dumped; Spotting a Toxic Friendship; How to end a friendship that can't be fixed; Moving forward with new friends."—

Andrea Lavinthal

"Finally, a book that helps you get through the other type of breakup."--(Andrea Lavinthal and Jessica Rozler, authors of Friend or Frenemy?)

Jeffrey Zaslow

"For anyone who has ever had a friend, but especially for those who've ended close relationships, Irene Levine has written a beautiful guide to recovery and healing. It's a book filled with honest reflections and heartfelt advice."--(Jeffrey Zaslow, New York Times bestselling author of The Girls from Ames and co-author of The Last Lecture)

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