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To Live the Fullness of Life

Megan McDowell, MSW, LPC | Posted 02.07.2017 | Impact
Megan McDowell, MSW, LPC

On December 6, 2016 one of the people I have loved most in my life returned home to God at the age of 54 after a fourteen year journey with Stage 4 B...

This Video About Breaking Up With A Bestie Is Too Relatable

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 11.02.2016 | Divorce

If you’ve ever had to break up with a bestie, you know it hurts just as much as a romantic breakup. It’s not for nothing that more and more people...

29 Reasons Why A Whole Squad Is No Match For One True Best Friend

HuffPost Good News Editors | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.15.2017 | Good News

Sure, having a whole gaggle of gal pals is great, but who’s the one you really want to hang with at the end of the day? No, rosé and sweatpants are...

The Hardest Break-Up of My Life

Natalie Thomas | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Natalie Thomas

The hardest part is letting go. Not of the friendship. Often that left long ago. Letting go of the ideals in your head. The dream you had when the friendship ignited years ago.

13 Things That Inevitably Happen When You Travel With Your Best Friend

Kimberly Conner | Posted 03.19.2017 | Travel
Kimberly Conner

Traveling with your best friend will be tough at times, but, because you both know each other so well, it is much easier to make it work. Here are a few things that will inevitably happen when you have found that amazing bond of travel friendship on a voyage with your very best friend

Still Feeling My Mother's Love 25 Years After Her Death

Teresa Kindred | Posted 01.25.2017 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

I was scrolling through Pinterest when I saw this quote, 'Because the love of a mother starts before birth her love will endure long after death.' The quote was not attributed to anyone in particular but I definitely could have said it because I'm still feeling my mother's love 25 years after her death.

The Time I Sabotaged a Relationship and Still Got a Happy Ending

Christina Scribner | Posted 01.05.2017 | Women
Christina Scribner

What would you do if you saw yourself in another person's body? Not in a Freaky Friday sort of way, but in a spiritual "this must be kismet because nothing else makes sense" kind of way? This other person may very well be your soul mate, or perhaps, they were sent to teach you.

When Your Best Friend Dies

Teresa Kindred | Posted 11.08.2016 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

Martha told me that she didn't want people to be sad at her funeral. She wanted them to be happy. I told her that there was no way her friends and family could not be sad. That even though they would know where she was going, they would be sad because they would no longer get to see her sweet smile.

6 Reasons Why Moms Make The Best Friends

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 10.26.2016 | Women
Beth Leipholtz

I have no shame in admitting that my mom is one of my best friends. We text throughout the day and talk on the phone a few times per week. It's been that way ever since I left for college and continues to be that way after graduating and moving out of the house. It will probably always be that way, and that's perfectly OK with me. Here's why moms make the best friends.

My Body Is My Best Friend

Kimber Simpkins | Posted 09.21.2016 | Women
Kimber Simpkins

Relating to my body like a best friend changed everything. For so long, my mind was a loud, critical, bossy perfectionist who treated my body like a disobedient servant. My mind had to shift to seeing my body as an equal, a peer, a wise being with needs and longings and a tender language all its own.

The Type Of Anniversary More People Should Celebrate

Rebecca Adams | Posted 06.17.2016 | Women
Rebecca Adams

There were moments when we sat in comfortable silence with one another, something I'm not quite as good at. I never strain to fill the empty space with chatter when I'm with Rebecca, because we're beyond awkwardness -- there's nothing to prove.

8 Reasons You Need To Travel With Your Best Friend At Least Once

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 06.17.2016 | Travel

(Getty Images) Solo travel is great, but sometimes you just wish someone could be there to experience everything with you. For reasons both sill...

A Thank You to My Best Friend in Elementary School for Teaching Me My Favorite Color Is Blue

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 05.11.2016 | Good News
Kay Tacke Morse

I got divorced and then decided to get to the bottom of me for better for worse. I tucked in with my kids, licked my wounds and lies. Then I ventured out to dating world. I had a couple of almosts, a plethora of interesting folks and a handful of no ways.

Rebecca Adams

21 Then-And-Now Photos Of BFFs Show The Awesome Strength Of Female Bonds | Rebecca Adams | Posted 04.30.2015 | Women

When my best friend called to tell me she was engaged last month, I cried then joked that I couldn't wait to spend the rest of my life with her fianc...

Complete Me Dot Com

Tricia McCallum | Posted 03.25.2015 | Comedy
Tricia McCallum

In the Bronze Age, before Twitter and speed dating and online match-ups, men and women met each other one of two ways: at church, or via the newspaper classifieds.

My Best Friend Left Me When I Needed Her Most

Amy Hubbard | Posted 11.08.2014 | Women
Amy Hubbard

One of the best parts about being in your twenties is that you don't owe yourself to anyone. One of the worst parts about being in your twenties is that no one owes themselves to you, either.

This Dog Helped His Owner Through Testicular Cancer

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living

After being diagnosed with testicular cancer, one man found support in an unlikely place. Thomas Cantley joined HuffPost Live host Caroline Modarr...

7 Amazing Things You Gain When You Don't Have A 'Best Friend' In Your 20s

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 03.17.2014 | Women

There's a scene in "Francis Ha" that perfectly captures what happens to female best friends as they venture deeper into their 20s. Francis is talking ...

LOOK: This Is How Your Best Friend Makes Life Better

Posted 07.31.2013 | Good News

Today is International Friendship Day. And it's got us feeling really sentimental about our closest pals. Remember that moment when you realized y...

Why Friends Are The Secret To Staying Young

Posted 03.19.2015 | OWN

By Meg Wolitzer It's my 53rd birthday, and M is on the phone, speaking in the voice of a persnickety old woman. "What do you know, it's your spec...

Falling in Love With My Gay Best Friend

Kristen Houghton | Posted 02.10.2013 | Women
Kristen Houghton

He's good-looking, hot, smart, sophisticated, fun and sexy. Oh, and one more thing: He's gay. You love your gay male guy, but would you risk falling in love with him?

Locked Out of a Life

Natalie Thomas | Posted 02.05.2013 | Women
Natalie Thomas

I met "Jane" day one, freshmen year of college. All blonde and bows, she bounded down the hall like a Labrador puppy. Soon, we were inseparable. Then Jane met "Eric." A sweet, humble and all-around good guy, Eric was the quintessential boy next door. And, quite literally, he was.

21 Things To Look For In A Best Friend

Thought Catalog | Nico Lang | Posted 02.02.2013 | College

1. Calls you out on your bullshit. A best friend does not hesitate to tell you when you're acting insane or behaving like an asshole. Although you'll ...

Is it Risky to Be Honest?

Felice Shapiro | Posted 07.30.2012 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

More often than not, we know how we are supposed to act. There is a difference between thinking something and saying what's on our minds. But sometimes, it pays to tell the truth.

What to Do When Your Best Friend Has Found Someone Else

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 04.28.2012 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

What can I do to patch the friendship up? Should I give him space for a while, or do I need to confront the issue before we grow too far apart?