Suzanne Degges-White, PhD, is professor and chair of the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education at Northern Illinois University. . She is active in the Association for Adult Development and Aging (AADA). She is the author of four books exploring contemporary relationships, including Friends Forever: How Girls and Women Forge Lasting Relationships; editor of seven books addressing counseling theory and interventions; and has published over 20 refereed journal articles. Dr. Degges-White writes a blog for Psychology Today magazine and is a regular contributor on NIU’s NPR radio station’s Perspectives program. She has been a guest on the Ethan Bearman show, WGN’s Morning and Midday television news programs, as well as print media including Canadian Living, Health Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, and the South China Morning Post.