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Why Feeling Ambivalent About Your Co-Workers Is a Good Thing

Science of Us | Posted 02.04.2017 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

By Abraham Riesman and Melissa Dahl There are the people you love. There are the people you hate. And then there are the people you're just not sure...

A Work 'Frenemy' Can Actually Make You Better At Your Job

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living

Do you have a colleague who is awesome at one moment and indescribably irksome the next? This co-worker you feel conflicted about -- one could even go...

How to Deal With Difficult People Graciously

Kate Bartolotta | Posted 10.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kate Bartolotta

If we can shift our attitudes, we can allow difficult things to be wind that propels us forward instead of knocking us down.

Podcast Review: The David Feldman Show: Frank Conniff Returns!

Marc Hershon | Posted 07.17.2016 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

The inherent danger of listening to The David Feldman Show in public is that you need to figure out in advance what you're going to say when someone asks, "What are you laughing at?"

6 Common Divorce Frenemies To Watch Out For

Christina Pesoli | Posted 05.11.2015 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

During your divorce there are six specific frenemies to watch out for. Chances are you're on a first name basis with some (or all) of them. You may have even run into a little trouble with them. But just in case your danger detector is malfunctioning, allow me to alert you to the obvious.

How to Help Girls Cope With Friendship Conflicts and Bullying

Signe Whitson | Posted 03.14.2015 | Parents
Signe Whitson

The friendships that are so easily formed between girls during their youngest years quickly become complicated as early as the elementary school years. Adults play the key role in teaching kids about healthy friendships and supporting them through the inevitable pains of toxic ones.

9 Strategies to Help Kids Cope With Social Exclusion and Friendship Breakups

Signe Whitson | Posted 12.21.2014 | Parents
Signe Whitson

When parents allow themselves to get distracted by surface misbehavior, they push their children away at just the time that the young person needs to be held most closely. In the heat of the moment, don't take anything your child says personally but do remember how desperately she needs your love and support at this time in her life.

18 Things Women Need To Stop Doing To Each Other

Lexi Herrick | Posted 11.24.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

Seriously, we are on the same team. Love and be loved by other women, because when we work together we are a force to be reckoned with.

4 Ways to Handle Workplace Frenemies

GalTime | Posted 09.28.2014 | Women
GalTime

Playing the diplomat isn't always possible, especially if a frenemy clearly crosses a workplace line. Feelings of tension can also hinder productivity for both parties, so it can be helpful to clear the air.

Things to Do With That Girl Who Thinks You're Way Better Friends Than You Are

Reductress | Posted 07.20.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

Have coffee at your least favorite coffee shop! The erratic hours and slightly uncomfortable chairs will actually help you out here, especially after she starts calling it "our place"! Fortunately, it closes at 3 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Keep Your Friends Close... and Your Frenemies Closer

Renee Graziano | Posted 07.14.2014 | Celebrity
Renee Graziano

As you have witnessed on MobWives, the term "friend" is used way too loosely. To my surprise, some that I have considered friends have morphed into a straight-up enemy, or this emerging new breed of "frenemies."

15 Relationship Red Flags You Should Never Ignore

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 05.14.2014 | Divorce
Brenda Della Casa

Ever feel as though you always find yourself in situations with the slightly shady? Take off the rose-colored glasses and pay attention to these bright red flags.

The Grown Woman's Oath

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 05.10.2014 | Women
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

The old paradigm of "there's only room for one" continues to be broken down. We still have a way to go, but it is up to us to create room for the next woman -- not elbow her out of the way.

This Type Of 'Friend' Is Just The Worst

Posted 02.05.2014 | Comedy

There is nothing worse than running into a "friend" who is doing better than you in every single way. You know the type. She's excelling in her fie...

When Frenemies Get Angry with America: Tell the Saudi Royals to Pound Sand

Doug Bandow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Doug Bandow

Secretary of State John Kerry has attempted to pacify the angry royals. Instead, the Obama administration should tell America's foreign "friends" that Washington acts in the interests of the American people, not corrupt dictators.

The Worst People Ever

Posted 07.02.2013 | Comedy

Funny or Die's series "Frenemies" starring Eliza Coupe ("Happy Endings") and Lauryn Kahn taps into the scathing energy of two best pals who hate each ...

Do You Want to Be Liked or Respected at Work?

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 04.07.2013 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

It's natural to say that you want to be liked and respected, but when forced to make a choice, I urge you to seek the respect of your co-workers and your boss. Here's why:

3 Signs It's Time to Breakup With a Toxic Friend

Jackie Morgan MacDougall | Posted 03.24.2013 | Women
Jackie Morgan MacDougall

How to know if a friendship is just going through a rocky phase or if it's time to throw in the towel.

Best Friends and Bullying: Are they Cousins?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 11.25.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I am convinced that a great deal of girl-on-girl and women-on-women bullying would be significantly less likely to occur if we taught our daughters two things: that they don't need to have a best friend and that they should express their feelings directly and kindly.

You Know the Type

Jill Knapp | Posted 07.03.2012 | Women
Jill Knapp

From my experience, there are some women out there who can just make you feel horrible about yourself with one obnoxious sentence.

Your New Favorite Frenemy: Valerie Frankel, Author of It's Hard Not to Hate You

Rachel Kramer Bussel | Posted 02.20.2012 | Home
Rachel Kramer Bussel

In It's Hard Not to Hate You, Valerie Frankel delivers an often amusing, entertaining, educational and at times gossipy story of her life.

Why Bridesmaids May Be More Trouble Than They're Worth

Xochitl Gonzalez | Posted 01.16.2012 | Weddings
Xochitl Gonzalez

Brides who let smarts win out over sentiment know the real truth: Bridesmaids are more trouble than they are worth.

"I Could Forgive Him, But Not Her."

Erin Mantz | Posted 12.27.2011 | Women
Erin Mantz

It happened 25 years ago -- so why am I still thinking abou it today? "C" just sent me a friend request on Facebook.

4 Consequences to Labeling a Friend 'Toxic'

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 11.27.2011 | Women
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

Do a google search with two words that by definition shouldn't be in the same sentence, "avoid" and "friend," and you'll get a list of 409,000,000 articles helping you figure out which friends to drop.

Is Having a "Less Than Perfect" Friend Better Than Having No Friend at All?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 08.29.2011 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

It's so easy to become attached to the idea of "having a best friend" that we ignore the reality of a flawed friendship.