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Making Friends

10 Tips to Secure Your Friendship Future

Diane Gage Lofgren and Margaret Bhola | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women
Diane Gage Lofgren and Margaret Bhola

How do you fit in face-to-face, heart-to-heart time with friends and then keep those relationships vibrant? Here are 10 ways to prioritize and strengthen your female-to-female bonds:

5 Social Blunders People Make At Bars

Kevin Kleitches | Posted 06.10.2014 | Business
Kevin Kleitches

If you go out to the bars even just once a month, you'll benefit from this post. That's because I'm about to break down five common social blunders that people make at bars (and other places too). These blunders make you look boring, unapproachable, or just plain lame.

4 Steps to Make Friends in a New City

Janis Kupferer | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Janis Kupferer

Moving to a new city or town can be very difficult and can absolutely put a wrinkle in your social calendar.

This Man Is On A Mission To Meet His Facebook Friends In Real Life

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.07.2014 | Good News

Somewhere between the forgotten acquaintances from high school and that guy from work you only know by reputation, Facebook friend lists have swollen ...

6 Ways Friendships Grow More Complicated As You Get Older

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff and Shelley Emling | Posted 04.15.2014 | Fifty

Straight through college, you likely relied largely on one pool from which to fish for your closest friends: School. Everyone was about the same age a...

How To Stay Close When Your BFF Moves Away

Garrett Degraffenreid | Posted 06.08.2014 | Teen
Garrett Degraffenreid

Like a lot of teen fiction novels begin, so does this story. A story about a boy meeting a girl -- a new girl at school on the first day of the eighth grade.

7 Ways to Avoid Loneliness

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

While we can connect somewhat with another intellectually, this is not what takes away loneliness. Loneliness vanishes when we connect with each other from our hearts.

The 5 Types Of Friends Everyone Should Have

Shelley Emling | Posted 04.22.2014 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

Thanks to Facebook, the idea of 'de-friending' someone is not a foreign one. With a few simple clicks, you can wipe someone from your 'friends' list and never again be faced with a seemingly endless stream of birthday party photos from someone you're no longer close to. But in the real world it's a lot harder to 'de-friend' someone -- but it can be even more important to do so.

3 Ways to Learn to Love Your College

Literally, Darling | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Literally, Darling

As most freshmen do, I had a rocky start to college. Everyone has the awkward transitional phase and has a hard time finding friends. For me, it seemed impossible to find my niche. I wasn't a partier, and as a freshman I had no idea how to find non-drinking activities to fill my time on campus.

Moms Need Mom Friends: 5 Qualities To Look For

Caitlin Fisch | Posted 10.21.2013 | Parents
Caitlin Fisch

I never want to be oversharing with every mom at the swingset, but when I have allowed myself to be open, honest, and real with my friends, our relationships always grow more fulfilling.

On Friendship

Kris Evans | Posted 09.29.2013 | Women
Kris Evans

have many acquaintances, but not many friends. I meet a lot of people in my work and although I enjoy them, I find I don't cultivate friendships like I use to do when I was younger.

5 Ways To Find A BFF After 50

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 09.19.2013 | Fifty
Dr. Irene S. Levine

After their kids leave the nest or they stop working, women may find themselves drifting apart from friendships that turn out to have been situational -- linked more closely to being at the same place at the same time than to feeling like kindred spirits. When we lose common ground, relationships don't always mesh the way they once did.

Every Relationship Counts

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Nate Holzapfel

Connections are important, but how do you build them? How do you meet people that will help you get the most out of life, your career and your ambitions? Spouses, Employers, business partners and classmates all fall into our lives; these are the people that help define you.

Where Did All Our Friends Go?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.27.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

As your kids age, your friendship circle morphs to school families or the other sports team or drama club parents. And when that period ends and your kids leave the nest, you are left with... well, frequently not much.

5 Things I Know About Friends Now That I'm 60

Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.14.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

In fifth grade, my BFF Diane dumped me for some girl named Helen. Diane and I had been inseparable for years and it took me what felt like forever to get over feeling betrayed. I agonized over what I had 'done' to deserve such mistreatment, and spent months eating my lunch alone under 'our' tree on the playground.

Why It's Hard To Make Friends When You're Married

www.salon.com | Posted 05.30.2013 | Weddings

“Want to jack off together some time?” our friend August said to my husband, Jeff, one night over the phone. He invited Jeff to masturbate with hi...

Dartmouth Students Find Another Use For Red Cups

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.12.2013 | College

Dartmouth College students are using red cups -- and not the kind distributed at keggers -- as a new way to make friends. The Dartmouth Social Cups...

17 Things To Never Do Alone

Posted 04.15.2013 | OWN

By Leigh Newman Do-it-yourself columnist Leigh Newman shows us the stuff we just need somebody (read: anybody!) to help us with. 1. Apply liqu...

4 Keys to Developing and Maintaining Friendships

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

We need friendships in our lives to supplement our existing romantic, marital or family relationships. Yet most adult friendships are based on proximity rather than on a purposeful pursuit.

Why I Need The Company Of Women

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 03.09.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

Normally, when it comes to movies, I'm a Bond kind of gal. Last week, between the cruddy news in the world and the looming changes in my own nest, I found myself in a bathrobe-wearing, chocolate-grazing sort of mood, for which the only cure is to watch a movie about women, starring women, and for women.

You Can't Make a Girl Friend in a Bar

Shikole Struber | Posted 02.03.2013 | College
Shikole Struber

A few weeks ago my best friend from high school and I decided to have a typical girls night out. We were still new in town and had the goal of meeting new people. We were hopeful that the local bars might have some fresh faces for us to befriend.

Making New Friends After 50, From Dr. Gail Saltz (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | MarloThomas

It's not always easy to make friends when your children are grown! When psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz joined me on Mondays With Marlo, she advised women...

The Problem With Making 'Mommy Friends'

Heather Wood Rudúlph | Posted 12.08.2012 | Parents
Heather Wood Rudúlph

Making friends with other parents is hard and awkward for so many reasons.

The Worst Time to Make Friends?

Natalie Thomas | Posted 10.09.2012 | Women
Natalie Thomas

Mini-me's are the perfect entry way into friendship. But that in-between time pre-kids, post twenty-something is tricky. Most have partnered up and committed to their lifestyle. There are no vacancies.

Childhood Friends Make Midlife Easier

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 10.04.2012 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

I am in the midst of motherhood when the phone rings and I see the name of a childhood friend on my caller ID: a woman whom I have known since I was five years old but have seen only a few times since we were 18. I hear her voice and it sounds like home.