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My Best Friend Left Me When I Needed Her Most

Amy Hubbard | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Amy Hubbard

One of the best parts about being in your twenties is that you don't owe yourself to anyone. One of the worst parts about being in your twenties is that no one owes themselves to you, either.

This Dog Helped His Owner Through Testicular Cancer

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living

After being diagnosed with testicular cancer, one man found support in an unlikely place. Thomas Cantley joined HuffPost Live host Caroline Modarr...

7 Amazing Things You Gain When You Don't Have A 'Best Friend' In Your 20s

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 03.17.2014 | Women

There's a scene in "Francis Ha" that perfectly captures what happens to female best friends as they venture deeper into their 20s. Francis is talking ...

LOOK: This Is How Your Best Friend Makes Life Better

Posted 07.31.2013 | Good News

Today is International Friendship Day. And it's got us feeling really sentimental about our closest pals. Remember that moment when you realized y...

Why Friends Are The Secret To Staying Young

Posted 06.14.2013 | OWN

By Meg Wolitzer It's my 53rd birthday, and M is on the phone, speaking in the voice of a persnickety old woman. "What do you know, it's your ...

Falling in Love With My Gay Best Friend

Kristen Houghton | Posted 02.10.2013 | Women
Kristen Houghton

He's good-looking, hot, smart, sophisticated, fun and sexy. Oh, and one more thing: He's gay. You love your gay male guy, but would you risk falling in love with him?

Locked Out of a Life

Natalie Thomas | Posted 02.05.2013 | Women
Natalie Thomas

I met "Jane" day one, freshmen year of college. All blonde and bows, she bounded down the hall like a Labrador puppy. Soon, we were inseparable. Then Jane met "Eric." A sweet, humble and all-around good guy, Eric was the quintessential boy next door. And, quite literally, he was.

21 Things To Look For In A Best Friend

Thought Catalog | Nico Lang | Posted 02.02.2013 | College

1. Calls you out on your bullshit. A best friend does not hesitate to tell you when you're acting insane or behaving like an asshole. Although you'll ...

Woman Stabbed Best Friend, Leading To Death Of Daughter

AP | Posted 06.14.2012 | Crime

CLEVELAND -- A Cleveland woman has been indicted on aggravated murder charges in the fatal stabbing of her best friend and the death of her own 2-year...

Is it Risky to Be Honest?

Felice Shapiro | Posted 07.30.2012 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

More often than not, we know how we are supposed to act. There is a difference between thinking something and saying what's on our minds. But sometimes, it pays to tell the truth.

What to Do When Your Best Friend Has Found Someone Else

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 04.28.2012 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

What can I do to patch the friendship up? Should I give him space for a while, or do I need to confront the issue before we grow too far apart?

Best Friends Can Help You Beat Stress, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 11.28.2011 | Healthy Living

Stressed out? Go hang with your BFF. A small new study shows that during stressful times, being around a best friend decreases levels of the stres...

When a friend who dumped you suddenly pops back in your life

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

QUESTION Dear Irene, Recently discovered your column (it's awesome) and hope you can help me gain some perspective. I was introduced to my husband ...

Middle school is tough on friendships

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

QUESTION Dear Irene, My best friend and I have been best friends since the first grade. Now we're in middle school. This new charter school opened u...

When friendship makes you feel like you're walking on eggshells

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

QUESTION Hi Irene, I haven't spoken to an old best friend for quite some time. I was the last one to initiate contact after the relationship had bec...

Yes, Virginia, friendships fade

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

QUESTION Dear Irene, I am in my late 50s and feel discouraged to discover that all of my friendships seem so fluid. I've had very good friends durin...

When you can't stand your teen's best friend

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

QUESTION Hi Irene, What should you tell a teen whose friend is nothing but trouble when she feels that the friend is her best friend in the who...

7 ways to make a friend feel special on Valentine's Day

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

For many women, Valentine's Day means much more than hearts, chocolates, and roses. The affection they feel on that day extends beyond lovers to their...

What do you do when your BFF hits on your guy?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Irene, My best friend since first grade has an obvious crush on my husband. She would never admit it outright and would be hurt if she h...

Is Your Ex-Husband Your BFF?

The Stir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
The Stir

Over time, the three of us have managed to work through the awkwardness and settle in to the reality. Because the reality is that the three of us are bound by marriages past, present, and hopefully future for my ex.

When a friend always needs to have the upper hand

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

QUESTION Dear Irene, I'm 18 years old and my best friend and I have been friends for seven years. We went to middle school and high school together...

To Hug Or Not To Hug?

Rachel Bertsche | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachel Bertsche

Can we please talk about the most awkward moment of a girl date? Because it's killing me.

The Challenges of Making Friends on a Large Campus

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

QUESTION Dear Irene, I'm a college freshman at a large state university. I chose not to join a sorority because it's really not my thing, and I've h...

Girl-Hate-Girl Action

Rachel Bertsche | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachel Bertsche

Everyone has someone they can't be friends with.

When anxiety looms over a close friendship

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

QUESTION Dear Irene, I am a college sophomore and have had relatively few close friendships. I'm okay with not having a lot, but have always wanted...