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Tristan Prettyman-Musician, Writer, Woman-Talks About Love: Part One

Maria Burnham | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts
Maria Burnham

Today I had the privilege to chat with singer-songwriter Tristan Prettyman about life, love, heartache, and what it feels like to be a woman in her early 30's.

Because Love Wins

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

Usually, the people we're closest to and trust the most are the ones we inevitably (and most of the time, unintentionally) hurt, or are hurt by. It's because we love them the most that they can hurt us, and it's because we trust them the most that we aren't always thinking not to offend them.

Things I'm Noticing During Menopause

Laurie Ember | Posted 07.10.2013 | Fifty
Laurie Ember

I'm noticing that my friends mean more to me than they ever did. My children are now my best friends. My husband is still the love of my life. My dogs make me laugh on even the worst day.

Marcie Roth: New York City, January 2013

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 07.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

I email Marcie, and the 30 years of time apart becomes an instant prism of life, radiating the full rainbow of light upon our rekindled friendship.

Friends Reunite After 40 Years Apart, Fall In Love Instantly

Posted 05.02.2013 | Weddings

After a 40-year separation, two long-lost friends have finally reunited -- but now, they're more than friends. They're husband and wife. João Cris...

The Gift of True Friendship: Happy Birthday, Regina

Kiran Chetry | Posted 07.01.2013 | Women
Kiran Chetry

We lived through every major news event together, both as journalists and New Yorkers... from that terrible day in September when I couldn't reach her on her cell, to the war, to the August blackout that found us sleeping in my Upper East Side apartment.

Gene, Larry, and Phil

David Finckel | Posted 07.01.2013 | Arts
David Finckel

What greeted their mortified cellist in the wings, after having caused the ultimate concert disaster, was not anger but gales of hysterical laughter and a tidal wave of empathy. Knowing that I could not possibly have felt any worse, their instinctive reaction to see the funny side of situation saved me.

Competing for a Job Against a Friend: Ask Noah

Noah Kass | Posted 04.26.2013 | Business
Noah Kass

I would encourage you to work together on this. Look at the hiring process objectively. Only one person is going to get the job. In the end, if your friend is selected over you, be thankful it is someone you love and respect.

Why I'm Looking For A Friend With Benefits

Joan Price | Posted 06.25.2013 | Fifty
Joan Price

Sex without commitment can work if we believe it can, and we're clear ourselves as well as with our partners about the boundaries. Are we friends first, lovers second? Are we playing at romance, or refusing to let the relationship become romantic? Are the reasons that we want to be friends with benefits but not actual 'in-love' lovers clear and valid to both of us?

Four Years Later: Life is Surreal

Indie Lee | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Indie Lee

I encourage you all to stop, really stop and take stock. Make sure you are living with passion and passionately living. Surround yourself with people that raise you up, that fill your life, heart and soul with passion.

How To Ask A Friend For What You Really Need

Nancy Colier | Posted 06.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

What is it we really need when we are in pain? I believe that it is much simpler than we imagine. We need to be heard, understood and cared about. We need a friend to hold our pain with us, for a moment, without judgment, to hear and care about how we are, in truth.

How I Got Over Turning The Big 5-0

Marcia DeSanctis | Posted 06.18.2013 | Fifty
Marcia DeSanctis

Now that it's behind me, I can say that the only bad thing about turning 50 is, well, turning 50.

Why Post50 Women Need Friends

Suzanne Braun Levine | Posted 06.17.2013 | Fifty
Suzanne Braun Levine

We live better, longer, healthier and happier lives when we are linked with other women in a circle of trust.

Breaking Up Doesn't Have to Be Hard to Do

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 06.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Lammersen

Life is a collection of missteps, mistakes and misjudgments transformed to understanding. The regret of our neglected intuition turns to awareness, as we accept the lesson within the experience.

Why You May Want To Consider An Open Marriage

Vicki Larson | Posted 06.16.2013 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Whether they work forever or not, open marriages seem to be a lot more honest than many marriages in which one or both of the spouses are cheating.

Where Have All My Friends Gone?

Katherine Davey | Posted 06.16.2013 | Latino Voices
Katherine Davey

I've found that my friends have come and gone throughout my life, especially at the milestones. All of these can't-believe-it's-really-happening grand moments came with a realization of who my friends were. What does this say about me?

Steven: Los Angeles, Nov. 19, 2007

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

"Can I help you find anything?" he asks. "How 'bout the meaning of life?" I reply. Without hesitation, he tells me, "That's two aisles over, middle shelf, in a small can!"

The Rudest Question You Can Ask A Post 50 Woman

Claudia Cevenini and Sue Wildish | Posted 06.15.2013 | Fifty
Claudia Cevenini and Sue Wildish

There are two questions I get asked with an annoying regularity. They come as a pair.

From Affliction To Joy On Facebook

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 06.12.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

In our fast-paced highly connected world, we see all too often abuse of the Internet as a means for wide-spread gossip, lies and hurtful behavior. How beautiful it is indeed when the energy of this powerful tool can be harnessed to promote healing and friendship.

Would You Breastfeed Another Woman's Baby?

Jackie Morgan MacDougall | Posted 06.11.2013 | Parents
Jackie Morgan MacDougall

"I breastfed my friend's baby," Alice blurts out. If I were drinking coffee, this would be the perfect spit-take moment. Feelings started rapidly running through my body -- quickly flipping through disgust, confusion, intrigue and acceptance like they were cards in a Rolodex file.

Scrambled Eggs and Friendship

Karen Fitzgerald | Posted 06.11.2013 | Women
Karen Fitzgerald

ven our dreams are similar... to empower women to find their voices and step more fully into their lives. And we're both taking it out to the world, through writing, performing, speaking and riding the tide of change, not knowing where it is leading, but excited by the journey.

Summers of Hate, Seasons of Love

J.W. Harvey | Posted 06.10.2013 | Divorce
J.W. Harvey

Maybe I'm just giving myself a public pep talk, trying to convince myself that the tension in a relationship or two of my own will fade in favor of an even stronger bond.

A Letter To My Best Friend After Her Wedding | Posted 04.10.2013 | Weddings

Dear best friend, Well… it’s been one week. Do you feel different? Because I do. ...

What You've Always Suspected About Social Media Is True

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2013 | Technology

By Belinda Goldsmith LONDON, April 10 (Reuters) - Rudeness and throwing insults are cutting online friendships short with a survey on ...

The Risk I Absolutely Had To Take

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.09.2013 | Fifty
Mark Rubinstein

Some weeks ago, I had two exhilarating experiences. I decided to reconnect with old friends. These weren't guys I knew from let's say, 10 or 15 years ago. The friendships went very far back.