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Best Friends

An Open Letter to the Greatest Gifts of My Life: My Friends

Mackenzie Long | Posted 09.08.2014 | College
Mackenzie Long

They are the heroes of my life. The people that somehow waltzed into my life and the people of whom I will never be able to let go. I don't know what I did in a past life to deserve them. They are my kindred spirits, my soul mates.

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.

Teaching Our Daughters About Friendship Breakups

Stephanie Sprenger | Posted 08.28.2014 | 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.

Long Lost Friends Learn They're Actually Brothers

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.27.2014 | Good News

In hindsight, it makes perfect sense. Duncan Cumming and Ron Cole grew up as best friends in Ottawa, Canada, in the 1950s, but it wasn't until 2013...

The Problem With 'Best Friends Forever'

Andrea Jarrell | Posted 08.21.2014 | Women
Andrea Jarrell

If young girls form their ideas of Mr. Right based on romantic comedies like Say Anything and When Harry Met Sally, don't we also dream of friendships like those in Thelma and Louise and Fried Green Tomatoes?

These Bear Cub BFFs Are Lining Up To Take Care Of Each Other

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 08.08.2014 | Good News

There are some things you only share with your closest friends, and, luckily, these little bears learned that early on. In this video uploaded by ...

Can We Still Make Best Friends After 40? Hell, Yeah

TueNight | Posted 07.30.2014 | Women

Knowing myself better -- which of course comes with age -- has helped me know what I value most from friends better.

How I've Kept the Same Group of Pals Since Preschool

TueNight | Posted 07.30.2014 | Women

My childhood friends are my partners in crime, my trusted advisers and an eternal source of laughter in my life.

I Never Forgot My First Friend. Facebook Brought Us Back Together Years Later

Elizabeth Mahon | Posted 07.23.2014 | Good News
Elizabeth Mahon

So I went on Facebook to search for her. I wanted to see if she remembered me and if perhaps there was a chance of reconnecting, if only to say hello and briefly catch up. When I found her, I sent a message describing who I was and asking if she remembered me. She did.

Should You Listen to Your Best Friend?

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 09.15.2014 | Women
Alexis Sclamberg

What if we could really be mirrors for each other -- and believe the truths that our greatest friends reflected back to us?

3-Year-Old Spends Almost Every Day With His 89-Year-Old Best Friend

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 07.10.2014 | Good News

Friends come in all shapes and sizes. But for a 3-year-old Minnesotan preschooler named Emmett Rychner, a best friend comes in the shape of his ne...

10 Tips to Secure Your Friendship Future

Diane Gage Lofgren and Margaret Bhola | Posted 09.07.2014 | 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:

How to Fall in Love in 15 Seconds

Jessica Pan | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women
Jessica Pan

He said that all he does is study and he did not laugh at any of my jokes. I asked him what his deal breaker was. "People who make a joke out of everything." I looked down at my own notecard, on which I had scrawled, "People who take life too seriously. And mouth breathers."

Will You Come to My Funeral?

Audrey van Petegem | Posted 06.17.2014 | Fifty
Audrey van Petegem

During a conversation I was having with my husband about an old friend, I asked him, "Would you go to his funeral?" My husband pondered this and responded, "No, probably not."

13 Reasons A Bestie Is Irreplaceable, As Told Through Our Favorite Fictional BFFs

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos & Amanda Duberman | Posted 06.09.2014 | Women

No one understands you like a best friend. Not your mom, not your sibling, not your spouse. A best friend will sit with you while you're crying, know ...

'I Miss My Best Friend, But Not The Friendship'

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Jean Hanff Korelitz, author of "Admission" and "You Should Have Known," found herself in a toxic friendship with her best friend Molly. After dist...

8 Things That Happen When You Lose Your Best Friend

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 08.02.2014 | College
Beth Leipholtz

The smallest things will spark memories of your 15-year friendship, and almost every single moment of your childhood involves her. Your friendship will be impossible to disregard because she shaped the person you are today.

32 Things That Only Your Best Friends Understand

Lexi Herrick | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

The fact that life can and does pull you a million miles away from each other, but your friendship doesn't wither. Distance only makes the time you do have together more special.

Does Marrying Your Best Friend Make For A Happier Marriage?

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.20.2014 | Weddings

There is no recipe to finding "the one." Some people search for that person they can call both their best friend and partner, but for others, the frie...

I'm Not Married To My Best Friend

Robin O'Bryant | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women
Robin O'Bryant

I want best friend who will tell me I need one more pair of shoes and a man who will remind me to save for my retirement account. And I want to get into bed at night with a man who ignites things in me no one else can.

The Trouble with Ivan

Dana Talusani | Posted 06.21.2014 | Parents
Dana Talusani

Her older sister has friends galore and has always had a BFF, if not five, but not Miss M. In fact, last year, her grandmother asked her who her best friend at school was, and Miss M. said matter-of-factly, "I don't have best friends." But at long last, she has one.

How Fido Can Fill An Ex's Shoes (Yes, Seriously!)

Terry K Carr | Posted 05.25.2014 | Divorce
Terry K Carr

I love dogs and know the comfort their companionship brings. But my friend, Karen didn't "get" them until she and her husband split. Her story proves ...

25 Reasons To Appreciate Your Best Friends On Your Wedding Day

Posted 03.24.2014 | Weddings

By Kristen Klein for Bridal Guide Your main focus on your wedding day will (rightfully so) be your spouse-to-be, but don't forget about your suppor...

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 ...

15 Relationship Red Flags You Should Never Ignore

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 05.14.2014 | Divorce
Brenda Della Casa

Ever feel as though you always find yourself in situations with the slightly shady? Take off the rose-colored glasses and pay attention to these bright red flags.