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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
Unwritten

"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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Life After Death: How Many Soulmates Can a Person Have?

Melissa Gould | Posted 05.10.2015 | Women
Melissa Gould

I needed to hear that. Yes, I was Joel's wife, but he had a ton of meaningful relationships and was loved by so many. He had best friends, soulmates of his own, the ripple effect of his death reaches far and wide. Because of that, I feel less alone, and connected by this shared experience, horrible as it is.

10 Reasons Your College Roommate Is Your Best Friend

Breana Brill | Posted 04.26.2015 | College
Breana Brill

I had heard all the horror roommate stories of them turning out to be psychopaths. But, lucky for me, all those assumptions were wrong. I may have gotten lucky, but I can confidently say my roommate is my best friend. She deals with all the things my Mom hated about my room back home. Yet, my roommate still loves me for who I am.

'I Can't Stand My Best Friend's Husband': 7 Steps to Take Before Changing Your Relationship with Your Friend

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 04.20.2015 | Weddings
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Do all that you can to take the pressure off your friend and focus on finding a common ground with her husband and only confront her about him on the things he does which directly affect you.

Taylor Swift Is Going To Be A Maid Of Honor!

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.17.2015 | Weddings

Taylor Swift's BFF has a blank space in her bridal party, and the singer happily agreed to fill it! On Sunday, Swift posted a picture of an adorab...

On Valentine's Day, These Adorably Odd Animal Friends Show There's Someone For Everyone

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green

Few things are sweeter than overcoming long odds in the name of friendship. So for Valentine's Day -- or should we say Pal-entine's Day, nope, we shou...

3 Essential Friends to Have When You're Single

Francesca Hogi | Posted 04.12.2015 | Women
Francesca Hogi

Friendship is one of life's great gifts, when you have friends who support you and enhance your life. It is always important to carefully choose the company you keep. Here are the three essential types of friends to have when you're single!

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.

Friendship: The Nourishment Comes in Many Forms

Renee Fisher | Posted 03.18.2015 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

The four of us did what we do best: We laughed. I'm not sure if we are actually as clever as we believe ourselves to be. But it doesn't really matter. We laughed through our days until we exhausted ourselves.

Two Men With Dementia Become Life-Long Friends

Marie Marley | Posted 02.17.2015 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I remember reading somewhere that people with Alzheimer's enjoy being with others like them. The following story clearly illustrates that.

'They'll Be Best Friends Forever'

Mike Reynolds | Posted 02.02.2015 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

I've never been a sister or had a sister. I've just gone along assuming sister experts were right; that our two little girls would walk hand in had across clouds, their pet unicorns nibbling at magic dust they held in cupped hands.

35 Thank-You Messages For Your True Best Friends

Lexi Herrick | Posted 01.24.2015 | Women
Lexi Herrick

Thank you for being there for me when I call you and need someone to just listen. It doesn't matter where we are in this world or in our lives, I know you will always pick up.