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Dr. Andrea Bonior    

Relationship Expert and Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Professor, Author of "The Friendship Fix" and Washington Post Express's "Baggage Check"

Andrea Bonior is a licensed clinical psychologist, professor, and writer. For more than nine years, Dr. Bonior has written the weekly mental health advice column "Baggage Check," well known for its frequent wit and pop culture references, for the Washington Post's Express newspaper. Frequently cited in other media, her expertise has most recently appeared on NPR, in Forbes, The New York Times, HLN, CNN.com, MSNBC.com, Yahoo!, Jezebel.com, U.S. News and World Report, Real Simple, Cosmopolitan, USA Today, Everyday with Rachael Ray, Glamour, Self, Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, and Seventeen. She blogs for The Huffington Post, writes Psychology Today's "Friendship 2.0" blog, and makes regular appearances on Washington, DC's "Let's Talk Live" and other television and radio, providing a psychological perspective on current events, relationships, and the world of Hollywood. In addition to serving on the adjunct faculty of Georgetown University, Dr. Bonior maintains a private practice.

Her first book, "The Friendship Fix: The Complete Guide to Choosing, Losing, and Keeping Up With Your Friends" (Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's), delves into all aspects of friendship, from how your personality shapes what friends you fall for, how social networking has revolutionized friendship, how friendship affects your health, and how to avoid the drama that makes you want to pull your hair out.


Dr. Bonior's media highlight reel
added almost 7 years ago

Speech Topics

Can This Meet and Greet Make You Live Longer? The Surprising Health Effects of Friendship

From Friendship to Defriending: The Startling Science, and Why You Should Care

Keeping the Social in Social Media: When 'Connecting' Is Anything But

Moms Need Friends-- Maybe Even More Than a Hot Bath Alone

Don't Collapse on the Tasting Menu: Staying Sane for your Best Wedding Self

Friendship and Growing Older: Maximizing Your Health through Better Relationships



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7 Mistakes That Kill New Friendships | Andrea Bonior

When I've talked with women (and men) about the challenges they face making friendships, I commonly hear that the hardest part is not always meeting people.

How Do You Stop Procrastinating? Use This 5-Minute Rule | Andrea ...

Andrea Bonior is a licensed clinical psychologist, media commentator, professor, and author of The Friendship Fix and the Washington Post Express's longtime ...

Want to Be a Better Worker? Take a Vacation | Andrea Bonior

Recent research indicates that most American workers report not using all the paid vacation days they are given. What is a frequent reason given? That people  ...

Reasons I'm Crying Over 'Reasons My Son Is Crying' | Andrea Bonior

Picture this: You are alone in your house with the person you trust most, and it's been a long day. Unfortunately, you two are getting into an argument about ...

How to Manage Anger: 7 Quick Tips | Andrea Bonior

Handle your frustration in a healthy way, and it can get your blood flowing and spur you on to make positive changes. Handle it unhealthily, and you'll be prone  ...

5 Things Not to Say to a Pregnant Woman | Andrea Bonior

Perhaps you've navigated pregnancy and parenthood multiple times now, and you couldn't be happier when a close friend -- or even just some lady at the bank  ...

6 Times Never to Be Friends With Your Ex | Andrea Bonior

Can you really be friends with someone you dated -- even if he knows you better than anyone else? Do any great -- or even average -- romances ever end by ...

Forbes Magazine: Training Your Brain to Save For Retirement
NY Times: How to Make Friends As An Adult
USA Today: Ponder Before You Hit "Send"

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