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Friendship Breakups

What To Do When Your Bestie Becomes A Bitch

Treva Brandon | Posted 02.09.2015 | Fifty
Treva Brandon

I'm sad to report that even the greatest friendships end. Even the ones you thought were rock solid and iron clad; with history and memories, unconditional love and support. A B.F.F. breakup can be worse than a boy breakup: it creates the same kind of pain, rejection and abandonment, but it leaves a bigger hole in your heart.

Is It Harder To Break Up With A Friend Or A Lover?

Jessica Smock | Posted 11.15.2014 | Women
Jessica Smock

We wanted to know why women's friendships begin and end so differently than men's. We wanted to know why women seemed to feel more guilt, more shame, more trauma, and more remorse about the ends of friendships than the loss of romantic partners.

Teaching Our Daughters About Friendship Breakups

Stephanie Sprenger | Posted 10.28.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Sprenger

There are myriad resources available to couples who are looking for help to save a broken relationship, but there seems to be a distinct lack of support for women (or men) who want to fix a troubled friendship.

8 Tips for Dazzling an Editor With Your Personal Essay

Jessica Smock | Posted 08.16.2014 | Books
Jessica Smock

Here's what I think -- as a teacher, writer, editor, and reader -- about the ingredients of a great personal essay, one that is carefully crafted to draw in a reader, make her care about a topic, and keep reading.

Have You Had a Painful Breakup... With a Friend?

Jessica Smock | Posted 03.22.2014 | Women
Jessica Smock

When a friendship dies, women are left hurt, ashamed, angry and confused. Unlike romantic relationships -- in which there's generally the expectation of monogamy -- there's no such equivalent in friendship.

When Mom Friends Grow Apart: Breakups, Bullying and Healing

Carrie Goldman | Posted 07.16.2013 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

Let me clarify -- it is not bullying if someone simply chooses not to hang out with you. There is no doubt that it feels awful, but it is part of the natural ebb and flow of social cliques.