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Female Relationships

14 Photos That Show The Special Bond Between Moms And Daughters

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.20.2015 | Parents

Irish photographer Samantha Conlon explores the close-knit relationship between girls and their moms in an intimate series she calls "Daughters." Feat...

Should You Trust Other Women?

Christine Arylo | Posted 06.29.2016 | Women
Christine Arylo

I haven't met a woman yet without at least one "sisterhood wound" that has impacted her trust of other women. Some of us trust too easily and let the wrong women in too close and get hurt. Others have little to no trust and so let in a few to none or keep old friends around mistaking years known for intimacy and trust -- and so miss out on true sisterhood.

Lena Dunham Launches Advice Vlog And It's So Awesome I Hate Her

Katie Tandy | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
Katie Tandy

Herein lies the rub. I have a confession to make: I have a very conflicted relationship with Lena Dunham.

16 Things Women Hate Hearing (Even When We Like or Love You)

Gina Barreca | Posted 12.11.2013 | Women
Gina Barreca

A convenient checklist of common phrases to avoid when in the company of women (including your wife, mother, sister, girlfriend).

Are Your Friends Judging Your Sex Life?

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.04.2013 | Women

In case you needed more proof that your sex life shouldn't be anyone else's business, a new study suggests that the number of people you've slept with...

Have You Ever 'Broken Up' With A BFF?

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.29.2013 | Women

Can your relationship with a best friend really last forever? For Natalie Kon-yu, co-editor of a collection of essays about female friendship calle...

Why I Wouldn't Go Back to my 20s

Jill Di Donato | Posted 10.29.2012 | Women
Jill Di Donato

When I think about my dreadful 20s, I realize that I'm not trying to escape them by living some kind of stilted adolescence in my 30s. I feel like I've learned lessons and know how to play the game a little better.

How The Friendship In 'Girls' Mirrors Female Friendship In Nature

The New York Times | Posted 04.24.2012 | Women

When first we meet Hannah, the wondrously mopey mid-20s heroine of HBO's new hit series "Girls," she seems to have more strikes against her than a bow...

Why Greta Gerwig Makes A Great 'Un-Heroine'

Salon | Posted 04.06.2012 | Women

Violet Wister, the would-be campus reformer played by Greta Gerwig in Whit Stillman's weird, wacky and mostly wonderful college comedy "Damsels in Dis...

Why Busy Philipps Is The Ultimate Best Friend

HelloGiggles | Posted 04.05.2012 | Women

I don't write about celebrities and I am definitely not a writer. But the relationship between Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps has ignited the wri...

Hey Washington Post: Mean Girls Have Nothing to Do With Age

Meredith Fineman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Fineman

Women putting down other women doesn't stop after high school. We're smarter, more developed, and more capable of bringing each other down verbally and psychologically.

New York Times Review of Friendship Memoir Misconstrues Friendship and Single Life

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bella DePaulo

We do not honor a remarkable friendship by proclaiming that it has "all the best qualities of the happiest and most resilient marriages." We honor it by recognizing that it is its own special thing.

Girl-Hate-Girl Action

Rachel Bertsche | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachel Bertsche

Everyone has someone they can't be friends with.

The 'Book Babes' List of Books on Female Friendships

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Female friendships can spring out of a variety of circumstances and show their strengths in many ways. The ten books that follow celebrate the rich bonds that women can forge.