Best Friends Forever

Best Friends Forever

Surviving A Breakup With your Best Friend

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Penguin Putnam
For the first time ever, a self-help guide for women recovering from a break-up with their best friendÑan indispensable addition to every womanÕs library

Men, jobs, children, personal crises, irreconcilable social gapsÑthese are just a few of the strange and confusing reasons that 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 inÑwhile 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 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, more able to handle relationships with wisdom.

Penguin Group USA
For the first time, a self-help guide for women recovering from a break-up 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.
"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
"Finally, a book that helps you get through the other type of breakup." --Andrea Lavinthal and Jessica Rozler, authors of Friend or Frenemy?

Baker & Taylor
A guide for women grieving the end of close friendships cites the myriad reasons that platonic relationships between women are discontinued, in an anecdotal reference that draws on personal testimonies to provide tools for personal assessment and helpful tips.

Publisher: New York : Overlook Press, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781590200407
1590200403
Branch Call Number: 158.25 LEV
Characteristics: 267 p. ; 21 cm

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