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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 07.16.2014 | 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 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:

How to Fall in Love in 15 Seconds

Jessica Pan | Posted 06.27.2014 | 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 06.02.2014 | 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.

How To (Gracefully) Exclude Someone From Your Bridal Party

Sonali Lamba | Posted 04.22.2014 | Weddings
Sonali Lamba

If you traded places and numbers weren't an issue, would you have expected to be in this bridal party?

Find Your Valentine in Your Best Friend

Jodi Lipper and Cerina Vincent | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women
Jodi Lipper and Cerina Vincent

Why don't we make Valentine's Day all about the girlfriends that keep us feeling safe, sane, sexy, and hopeful about love? If anyone deserves to be celebrated on Valentine's Day, it should be the people in your life who love you unconditionally, and no one does that like a best friend.

The First Time I Fell In Love Was Kinda Gay

Sarah Barness | Posted 04.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Sarah Barness

It was one of the most powerful moments we shared when he revealed his personal struggles with love, relationships, and fears of being "found out." Now, I understood the great lengths he had gone to fool friends and family. But he couldn't have understood how much he had fooled me.

19 Reasons Your Best Friend Is The Only Valentine You Need

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 02.12.2014 | Teen

1. You never have to worry about those dumb "don't double-text" rules. Send them 1,000 in a row, then tweet them, Facebook them, send a telegram... ke...

Quad Dating

Kevin DeBacker and Eric Brown | Posted 04.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Kevin DeBacker and Eric Brown

This is why we quad date, which is really just dating other duos -- a girl and her gay best friend -- but the word 'quad' is more fun. Put it this way, it's like going to the movies with your best friend: You can whisper to each other during the show, and then analyze it after.

How to Break Up With a Friend

KnowMore TV | Posted 03.29.2014 | Women
KnowMore TV

The reality is that no matter how you approach it, there's a good chance you may hurt her feelings (unless she also feels that you don't relate to each other anymore, which is entirely possible).

10 Bridesmaid Moments That Show The True Meaning Of Friendship

Posted 01.25.2014 | Weddings

Lover.ly -- search, save, shop and share wedding ideas in one place. By Kellee Khalil for Lover.ly Being a bridesmaid has its stressful moment...

I'm In A Long-Distance Relationship -- With My Best Friend

Literally, Darling | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

Even though I'm content with the decision I made and the road it's taking me down, if I'd known back then that it would take me so far from the best friend I've ever had, I'm still not certain I would do it all again. In a way, being apart has made our connection stronger.