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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 | 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 03.10.2015 | 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.

What's Harder Than Meeting a Mate in Your 20's? This.

Natalie Thomas | Posted 09.30.2012 | Women
Natalie Thomas

Meeting a significant other is hard, no doubt. But I would argue that making friends in your late 20s and early 30s is harder.

Will You Be My Friend?

Ron Brounes | Posted 09.18.2012 | Parents
Ron Brounes

On the ride home, we declared them "keepers," made plans for future trips our families could take together and even joked about upcoming weddings between their sons and our daughters.

Don't Tell Me to Join a Group

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 08.24.2012 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

I am a forty-something woman with no kids. I used to have friends, a life and a career. Then we moved to a rural area for my husband's job in the UK and five years on, I seem to have nothing.

Lonely Mom Seeks Friends

The Mouthy Housewives | Posted 08.19.2012 | Parents
The Mouthy Housewives

Mothers need wing women. Someone to assure you that it is perfectly normal to bring your kid to the playground and forget his shoes. And your own shoes.

Can You Make Friends After 50?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 08.19.2012 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Do things that are interesting to you and maybe you will find some kindred spirits.

7 Ways To Make New Friends In Midlife

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.19.2012 | Fifty

A new study suggests loneliness is a significant factor in our overall health and well-being. According to a recently published report in the Archives...

First Impression Fears

Liz Hastings | Posted 06.24.2012 | Parents
Liz Hastings

Why would I bring up my thoughts on religion, gun control or capital punishment immediately after showing her our wine collection?

Social Media: 4 Strategies for Growing Your Online Network

Mia Redrick | Posted 05.20.2012 | Women
Mia Redrick

Have you tapped into the huge potential for social media to grow your business, extend your professional network or find new people who think and live like you do?

7 Reasons You Should Reach Out To Every Person Ever

HelloGiggles | Posted 02.21.2012 | Women

1) We're all alone well, kind of. This sounds grim, but it's not! There is a freedom in realizing and embracing the fact that at the end of the day ...

MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search For A New Best Friend

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 03.06.2012 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

The hardest part, for me, was really breaking out of my comfort zone to "ask girls out."