Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with Your Best Friend

Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with Your Best Friend

by Irene S. Levine
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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Men, jobs, children, personal crises, irreconcilable social gaps—these are just a few of the strange and confusing reasons which may cause a female friendship to end. No matter the cause, 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? Even more upsetting is that women suffering from broken friendships often have no one to confide in; while the loss of a romantic partner garners sympathy among peers, discussing the loss of a platonic friend is often impossible without making other friends jealous or uncomfortable. Written by journalist and psychologist Irene Levine, Ph.D., Best Friends Forever is an uplifting and heroically honest book for abandoned friends seeking solace. Dr. Levine draws from the personal testimonials of thousands of women to provide anecdotes and groundbreaking solutions to these complicated situations. Offering tools for personal assessment, case stories, and actionable advice for saving, ending, or re-evaluating a relationship, Levine shows that breakups are sometimes inevitable. Although the dissolution of female friendships can be difficult, Best Friends Forever teaches women to stop blaming themselves and probing the wounds, and that the sad experience of a broken friendship can make them stronger people, and more able to handle their relationships with wisdom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590203705
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 288
File size: 477 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

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Irene S. Levine

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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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