You’ve arrived at this page because after ten years, more than 2200 blog posts, 30,000 comments, and more than 37,000 reader posts on the Forums section of the website, The Friendship Blog closed down on June 1, 2017.
Recognizing how difficult it can be to navigate friendships, I started The Friendship Blog in 2007 to help address that need. There was no other place on the Internet that offered advice on handling the tricky dilemmas of making and keeping friends, or on ending friendships that have run their course.
However, the time and costs entailed in managing a website of this scope simply became too great for me to continue. (Please note that I can also no longer respond to individual questions or media inquiries about friendship.)
Have a friendship problem?
If you’re reached this page (most likely through a search engine) because you are struggling with a friendship problem, here are some alternatives:
If you’re on Facebook and interested in friendship, you can join The Friendship Blog Connection Page that has more than 1000 followers who are interested in connecting with others who want to discuss common friendship dilemmas. (This page is limited to women only; it isn’t intended as a matchmaking site for opposite gender relationships.)
Because friendship problems aren’t exclusively a female phenomenon, I’ve also set up a Friendship Blog Connection Page – For Men on Facebook.
Lastly, you may want to read the book that I wrote that inspired the blog: Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with Your Best Friend. It’s become a classic in the field.
Why is this page on my travel blog?
For many years, I’ve juggled my background in psychology and interest in friendship with my professional career as a freelance travel writer.
While you’re here, I hope you’ll poke around and take a look at my travel blog, MoreTimeToTravel, which offers information and inspiration for travelers. Perhaps you’ll sign up for my free newsletter on the right sidebar. Travel happens to be a great way to meet people and become a more interesting person.
Additionally, with a partner and a group of talented collaborators, I’ve also recently launched a new multi-authored travel magazine, GettingOnTravel, aimed at midlife (and beyond) luxury travelers.
I want to express my sincere appreciation to the supportive community that The Friendship Blog has engendered. Yes, I’ve dispensed a lot of advice but I’ve also learned so much from the heartfelt and intelligent comments readers have posted.
Thanks to all who made The Friendship Blog a great success and I hope you’ll join me on this new journey! Let’s stay in touch! You can also follow me on Twitter @irenelevine
Irene S. Levine, PhD