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Why did my best friend dump me?

Many women have a back-story of being cut off by a friend

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In Sunday's UK Mail, journalist Mandy Francis wrote about her experience of being dumped by a friend without warning or explanation. Years later, she still feels the hurt. "One consolation is that when I've talked to other female friends about my experience, many of them have similar tales to relate," she writes.

Many women have a back-story of being cut off by someone they considered as close as a sister, so her article hit a chord among readers. As of this morning, there were more than 100 reader comments offering a variety of perspectives. Some were from dumpers; others from dumpees.

Mandy interviewed me and fellow PT blogger/author Susan Shapiro Barash. You can read the article and our advice here.

 

Irene S. Levine, Ph.D., is a psychologist and professor of psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. Her latest book is Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup With Your Best Friend.

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