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Best Friends

30 Then-And-Now Images That Show Beautiful Decades-Long Friendships

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.16.2015 | Fifty

Your tribe. Your wolf pack. Your people. Whatever you call them, a woman's friendship with her best girlfriends is a powerful one. The strongest frien...

Shipwrecks and Friendship

Elizabeth Paulson | Posted 11.10.2015 | Impact
Elizabeth Paulson

November 10th marks the 40th anniversary of the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, the largest ship ever to sink in Lake Superior. The disaster, which took the lives of all 29 men aboard the vessel, has since begotten songs and musicals, works of fiction and nonfiction, concertos, beer, and pilgrimage sites.

From Eddie to Madison: Trans Journey

Eddie Parsons | Posted 11.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Eddie Parsons

I had found the Yin to my Yang and my ultimate BFF. We both went into our own directions but kept in contact and then I received the call. Eddie called me to inform me he was not gay. I remember thinking that this was a lost Queen and there was no way that he was straight.

These BFFs Have Never Seen Each Other Naked Until Now

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 10.09.2015 | Women

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Why Our Friends Make Better Soulmates Than Our Significant Others

Unwritten | Posted 10.03.2015 | Women

Originally published on Unwritten by Kady Braswell. At 16, I met a boy who went out of his way to send me corny jokes because he knew they were my fa...

What I've Learned About Friendship Monogamy

Laura Hankin | Posted 09.24.2015 | Women
Laura Hankin

The most monogamous relationship I've ever had was with my childhood best friend.

An Open Letter To My Best Friend On Her Wedding Day

Unwritten | Posted 08.17.2015 | Weddings

Originally published on Unwritten by Jessica Hoffeldt. To My Very Best Friend, Saturday is your wedding day and I couldn't be happier for you as...

10 Reasons Dogs Are a Girl's Best Friend

Brittney Grimes | Posted 08.06.2015 | Women
Brittney Grimes

The day I got my first pet dog, it was one of the happiest moments of my life. Besides the occasional bathroom mistakes in her younger years and attitude she may have when we're not giving her full attention, she has grown into a great friend and fluffy, sweet member of the family.

The Simplest Way To Know If A Friend Is Worth Keeping

Diana M. Raab | Posted 08.04.2015 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

I've read that one of the biggest regrets of those facing death is not having kept in touch with old friends. Let's face it, the older we get, the faster time seems to go, so there's no time like the present to connect with old pals. Social media sites such as Facebook have made this easier and certainly more feasible.

You May Be Surprised That the Love Never Dies

Lacey Johnson | Posted 07.10.2015 | Women
Lacey Johnson

Once you deeply love someone, the love can never be gone. It does not die. It does not dissipate or cease to exist. It may be temporarily forgotten, it may go into hibernation, it may transcend, it may be tucked away in order to make room in your heart for new people to love, but it never dies.

What Happens When Your Bestie Writes Your Online Dating Profile

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 07.08.2015 | Women

No one knows you better than your best friend. (Seriously, if you ever became famous and the two of you had a falling out, he or she could ...

The Words That Cost Me My Most Important Friendship

Posted 06.30.2015 | OWN

What happens when the person you most want to share good news with no longer takes your calls? How one woman got through being dumped by a friend. ...

We've Come a Long Way My Friend

Krista Pelton | Posted 06.17.2015 | Women
Krista Pelton

As I grew up I realized it is less important to have a ton of friends, and more important to have real ones instead.

The Type Of Anniversary More People Should Celebrate

Rebecca Adams | Posted 06.17.2015 | 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.

The 8 Things All Genuine Friendships Have In Common

Shelley Emling | Posted 06.17.2015 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

Now that we're midlifers, the whole friendship thing is a little trickier to master. Chaotic schedules and stressful careers leave little time to nurture a new friendship between people with no shared history. That's just the way it is as you grow older.

Your Best Worst BFF Ever

Lisa R. Petty | Posted 06.16.2015 | Women
Lisa R. Petty

I have friends, just not a lot of them. After a lot of thinking, and a pot of coffee, I have discovered the reason: As a super best friend, I flat out suck, but I do make a good horrible best friend.

It Took Me 26 Years To Learn How To Be A Friend To Other Women

Claire Davidson | Posted 05.20.2015 | Women
Claire Davidson

Ladies' nights and last-minute dinner plans were easy to accommodate when neither of us had a significant other, but the second a man entered my life I'd become flaky and unreliable, always canceling plans if it meant getting to see my boyfriend.

Why You Can Never Say Thank You Enough to Your Mom

Unwritten | Posted 05.08.2015 | Women

"Thank you" is without a doubt the most underused phrase when it comes to moms. Whether it's the woman who gave you life, or the one who has treated you as her own, this one is for all of you.

I Slept With My Husband and My Best Friend

Myra Demeter | Posted 05.01.2015 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

Last night, I slept with my husband and my best friend. The bed was a bit crowded -- it always is, but I don't feel guilty about it and my husband Dan doesn't mind, either

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...

What My Pit Bull Rescue Taught Me About Unconditional Love

Jeanette Sampley | Posted 06.29.2015 | Divorce
Jeanette Sampley

Nahla, my beautiful pitbull rescue, has taught me more about love, happiness, and loyalty in the past year than my husband ever did. She is fiercely kind, comforting, and forgiving -- everything I could ever want in a spouse.

Photographer Captures His Best Friend's Last Day

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 04.24.2015 | Arts

On Mother's Day 2011, photographer B.D. Colen got an unexpected call from his college best friend, Rev. Bill Potter. Potter, a 62-year-old Episcopal c...

13 Reasons Why the Miles Don't Make a Difference When It's Your Best Friend

Lisa Katz | Posted 06.13.2015 | Women
Lisa Katz

You can still dream together, talk about getting older together and even hope to move near each other again and then reminisce about that again a week later.

I'm Not a Great Friend

Hans Hickler | Posted 05.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Hans Hickler

We think that our friendship is so strong that we can relax on the investment side. Wrong. Good friends must continually invest in their friendship. I want to be much better at that.

In Case You Forgot What Your Best Friends Are For, Here's Your Reminder

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.13.2015 | Comedy

What are friends for, if not to give it to you straight? Comedian Michael Henry perfectly encompasses the meaning of friendship in his sketch "Bes...