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Friendship

Did this Friendship Unravel Due to a Lie?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 08.07.2012 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

What can I say or do to ease that pain? Did I ruin our friendship?

The Judgment of Weight

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

Last week on a long airplane ride I was riveted to a Glamour article that exposed the results of a poll from more than 1,800 women revealing what they thought about women of various weights.

Here's to the Fellas

Christie Mellor | Posted 08.05.2012 | Fifty
Christie Mellor

When you eat and drink with a guy, no one says, "Oh, we're being so bad!" No one draws attention to anyone having another slice of cake.

One (Simple) Way To Connect With Others

Nancy Colier | Posted 08.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Have we become so distracted and disconnected that we now have to thank each other for basic kindness, as if remembering what another is living is somehow an extra service and not an integral part of relationship?

Are You a Flake?

Andrea Bonior | Posted 07.30.2012 | Women
Andrea Bonior

The more you cancel events, especially at the last minute, the more frayed your relationships will become.

My So-Called Friend

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 07.26.2012 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

My so-called friend deleted me on Facebook because of an accidental slip-of-the-tongue. She talks about me behind my back and when I try to apologize, she ignores me. What should I do?

How We Can Make Each Other Feel Like Rock Stars

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.29.2012 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

Who, I would like to know, can resist wanting to feel appreciated and adored in an authentic way?

5 Striking Spots for Chance Meetings

Leslie Reece Schichtel | Posted 07.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Leslie Reece Schichtel

Meeting people does not have to be intimidating or even difficult. Oftentimes, it happens when we least expect it, and it can happen anywhere.

What the Desperate Housewives Can Learn From Glee

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 07.24.2012 | TV
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

Their friendship will change. They won't have the benefit of seeing each other every day to help keep them connected. But just because it has to change, doesn't mean it has to end.

My Friend Got Pregnant! Why Can't I Be Happier For Her?

Claire Bidwell Smith | Posted 07.24.2012 | Women
Claire Bidwell Smith

When I was 26 years old, two of my best friends became pregnant within a month of each other. Upon word of their news, I promptly burst into tears -- ...

My Friend Won't Leave Her House!

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 07.24.2012 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

I have no idea how to approach her about this without sounding like I am accusing her of some deliberate dishonesty or undermining the validity of her claims to physical illness.

Facebook Rehab: Congratulations Mark, I'm Leaving

April Salchert | Posted 07.20.2012 | Technology
April Salchert

As Mr. Zuckerberg enjoys his Wall Street campaign and wedding nuptials, I am disappearing into the social media shadows. As an activity, it dangerously toes a line of ridiculous social behavior.

Visiting Bernice

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 07.18.2012 | Women
Ruth Neubauer

One year and three chemotherapy treatments later, she still has a wicked sense of humor, albeit a slowed-down delivery. And although only a tuft of hair has grown back, she is still beautiful.

A Toast to Imperfect Mother's Days

Beth Jones | Posted 07.15.2012 | Parents
Beth Jones

The only photo I have from this year's Mother's Day is of my son standing between a barrel of swords and a heavy-set Steampunk in a Revolutionary War costume.

Ask Michael Cohen: How to Deal With Someone That You Used to Know

Michael Cohen | Posted 07.15.2012 | Style
Michael Cohen

Sometimes with friends, as your life or their life habits change, you just have to  change your social activities with them before you get sucked into their downward spiral.

Unfriend Me, Please

Jared Gardner | Posted 07.11.2012 | New York
Jared Gardner

Almost 30 years ago, the Special A.K.A. released "Racist Friend," drawing a clear line in the sand: "if you have a racist friend/ now is the time for ...

A Mother: A Parent, and a Friend -- A Powerful Combination

Michele Hunt | Posted 07.11.2012 | Parents
Michele Hunt

I have never understood the rational that mothers should not be friends with their daughters (or their sons). Who else can our daughters trust to have their best interest in mind?

My Boyfriends' Moms Loved Me More Than Their Sons Did

Salon | Posted 05.11.2012 | Women

Judy's warm brown eyes sucked me right in. Her son David and I had only been dating four months, but that didn't stop me from falling for her hard. I ...

Better to Walk With Friends Who Limp Than Count on Friends Who Have Never Limped at All

D.J. Wilson | Posted 07.11.2012 | Healthy Living
D.J. Wilson

Communicate often, say thank you frequently and without reservation, and let them know you care. These friends are forever priceless. We can and will always count on them to be there for us.

'This Is The End, My Friend'

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 07.09.2012 | Women
Shira Hirschman Weiss

Back in elementary school, I idealized the notion of having "tons of friends." Now I know through experience that it's not about quantity (either in real life or on Facebook), but quality.

Judy Blume and the Socialization of Girls

Crystal Bui | Posted 07.09.2012 | College
Crystal Bui

Blume has written over 21 books for girls with more than 80 million copies of her books sold worldwide; her work has been translated into 31 languages, making her an internationally acclaimed girls' book author

The Worst Part Of A Breakup?

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 05.02.2012 | Women

Going through a breakup is hard enough -- but what if it costs you your friends as well as your love interest? According to a new survey, men and wome...

'Not My Kid': When Parents are in Denial

Linda Durnell | Posted 06.30.2012 | Parents
Linda Durnell

Families struggling with addictions are part of our community. We should strive to help, support and understand that which threatens any and all of our families.

What Soufflé and Sex Have in Common

Heidi Brod | Posted 06.30.2012 | Women
Heidi Brod

One crème brûlée, two caramel custards and three types of buttercream later, we have officially cooked our way through Lisa's depression.

Spring Clean Your Life

Dr. Michelle Callahan | Posted 06.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michelle Callahan

Maybe you've only thought about "spring cleaning" in terms of straightening up and clearing out your physical space, but what about applying that same principle to the less tangible aspects of your world?