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Adult Friendships

What If You Never Learned to Form Healthy Friendships? Here's Where to Start

Sarah Cunningham | Posted 03.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Sarah Cunningham

There are many reasons why adults might need or want to brush up on their social skills. They could just want to further develop themselves, as you've suggested, or perhaps they've changed jobs or moved to a new city and need to build a new support system.

Let's Be Friends

Jamie Silverman | Posted 02.19.2016 | New York
Jamie Silverman

Pretty much every failed relationship ends with the obligatory statement of 'Let's Be Friends'. Once the initial post-breakup pain has subsided, there...

This One Ritual Made Me So Much Happier

Nir Eyal | Posted 02.18.2016 | Business
Nir Eyal

If the food of friendship is time together, how do we make the time to ensure we're all fed? My friends and I have recently come across a way to keep each other close. It fits into our lifestyles despite busy schedules and a surfeit of children. We call it the "kibbutz."

15 Ways To Catch Up With Friends That Aren't Grabbing Coffee Or A Cocktail

Yes And Yes | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.29.2015 | Healthy Living

“Hey, remember that amaaaaazing time we grabbed a latte at Starbucks and talked about work?” “Yeah! And remember how we had $11 cocktails and di...

What a Pre-Teen Taught Me About Rebounding From a Loss

Julie Halpert | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Julie Halpert

There's been much discussion recently of helicopter parents and concerns that they're stifling the ability of young people to weather disappointment. We fear this generation lacks resilience, the ability to rebound from even the smallest crisis.

The 4 Awkward Stages Of Making Adult Friends

Thrillist | Posted 10.30.2015 | HuffPost Home

By: Dan Gentile Credit: Dan Gentile/Thrillist Before adulthood, new friends came easily. Every classroom from kindergarten to Psych 401 was ripe wi...

Making Adult Friends Is Easier Than We Think, Harder Than It Should Be

Inverse | Posted 12.09.2015 | Healthy Living

The internet isn't turning us into lonely hermits, but unlike say in elementary school, you're not necessarily going to be friends with people just because you may see them everyday.

My Girls

Allie Smith | Posted 07.27.2014 | Women
Allie Smith

met Marcie when we were in the fourth grade, and then a few years later, at 14, we met Michele when we all worked together as hostesses at The Naples Dinner Theater. We've shared decades of friendship that have sustained me through many tough times.

5 Ways To Keep The Drama Out Of Your Midlife Friendships

Julie Fingersh | Posted 05.13.2014 | Fifty
Julie Fingersh

Last week, I stepped into a parked, red Sienna mini-van with my friend Karen, to see if we were breaking up. Karen and I had been close friends for years, made all the cozier by the fact that our same aged-boys were also friends. That is, until a few months ago when, powered by their moody adolescence, the boys started fighting.

Who's My Best Friend?

Janelle Brandon | Posted 10.12.2013 | Women
Janelle Brandon

Sometimes, I don't feel motherly enough, childless enough, married enough, single enough or career-driven enough to meet up with someone that I haven't seen in awhile.

The Friendships That End After Your Big Day | Posted 06.12.2013 | Weddings

Last night I was showing my daughter our wedding album, and I saw a ghost. There, grinning at me back at me from July 20, 1997, was a face that had on...

Why It's Hard To Make Friends When You're Married | Posted 05.30.2013 | Weddings

“Want to jack off together some time?” our friend August said to my husband, Jeff, one night over the phone. He invited Jeff to masturbate with hi...

An Instant Friend

Jimmy Demers | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Jimmy Demers

I once heard that souls travel in packs, and the longer I live, the more I believe this to be true. How else can you explain an instant friend?

When You're Six Feet Under Who Cares About The View?

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 09.30.2012 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

We were dining with friends when a question took me totally by surprise. "Where are you going to be buried?" Buried? I am still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. Are we really old enough to be thinking about where in the earth we want to be buried?

The Etiquette of Friendship

Delia Lloyd | Posted 07.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

What social norms have you found yourself obeying/violating/noticing as you go through adult life? Which ones would you readily dispense with? Which ones are useful?

In Friendship, Do You Give More Than You Receive?

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

If there is one thing I hear all the time from women, it is some variation of the theme: "I'm tired of being the one who gives more than I receive." ...

How To Turn A Potential Friend Into A Real Friend

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

You have never met a friend. But you have most certainly met amazing people you have turned into friends. And you can do it again.

Friendships Don't Just Happen

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

We know how many potential friendships haven't been actualized because we dropped the ball. We waited for someone else to pursue. We waited for someone else to "just make it happen."

Adult Friendship 101: Tips For Making New Friends After 35

Melanie Gorman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Melanie Gorman

There's no easy way, once you're over a certain age, to make new friends, so here are five tips for creating new adult friendships.