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6 Tips To Help Teens Navigate Online Friendships Safely

Diana Graber | Posted 08.11.2015 | Parents
Diana Graber

In this new and different world of friendship-making, parents need to readjust their parenting skills in order to help young people learn how to make new relationships that are safe and positive.

6 Reasons Why Online Friends Are the Best

Lynn Morrison | Posted 06.09.2014 | Women
Lynn Morrison

"It's 6 a.m., why are you laughing?" he asks. "My friend just said the funniest thing," I respond as I wipe the tears from my eyes. He raises his head in concern, looks around the empty room and then asks, very hesitantly, "Honey, do you have an imaginary friend?"

The Do's and Don'ts of Online Mom Friendships

Jessica Smock | Posted 03.10.2014 | Parents
Jessica Smock

If you share the fact that your toddler pooped repeatedly during nap time, wait for a reply. If you're met with awkward silence and a swift subject change, retreat! If, however, she responds with, "OMG! Mine smeared poop all over the crib today!", then you're golden.

I Will 'Unfollow' You

| Posted 07.15.2013 | Teen

By Danielle Henderson A lot of my best friendships started online. Some of them stayed online, some of them died there, and many became IRL bonds. ...

15 Signs You’re About To Cheat

Sheri Meyers | Posted 02.06.2013 | Divorce
Sheri Meyers

Has your online friendship crossed the line? How can you be sure that what you're doing is really innocent and harmless, or if you're slipping down the slippery slope toward emotional sex?

Reuben Eli Mitrani -- 'How Long Is a Lifetime?'

Eric Yaverbaum | Posted 11.24.2012 | Technology
Eric Yaverbaum

I got a text message from my father this morning that the 20-year-old son of my childhood best friend passed away early this morning. My dad couldn't get through to me on the phone, so he sent the text.

A Fiery Story Of Friendship Online: Who Said Virtual Friendships Aren't Real?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 03.07.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

If you've been tempted to dismiss the internet as superficial and soulless, and online relationships as a poor imitation of real ones, you might want to talk to Serge and Monica Bielanko today.

Knowing When To Break Up With Friends Online... And In Real Life

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

A big part of growing up is figuring out what's important to us in a friend. But equally, it's about realizing when it's time to move on.

How to Handle A Facebook Frenemy

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, After years of friendship, my relationship with a colleague was damaged while both of us were enduring major losses in our l...