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How to Make Friends

Introvert Finds Interesting Way To Make New Friends

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living

Introverts often express anxiety about large group settings like cocktail parties, but according to one expert, they're actually the best conversation...

Who's My Best Friend?

Janelle Brandon | Posted 10.12.2013 | Women
Janelle Brandon

Sometimes, I don't feel motherly enough, childless enough, married enough, single enough or career-driven enough to meet up with someone that I haven't seen in awhile.

On Friendship

Kris Evans | Posted 09.29.2013 | Women
Kris Evans

have many acquaintances, but not many friends. I meet a lot of people in my work and although I enjoy them, I find I don't cultivate friendships like I use to do when I was younger.

Where Did All Our Friends Go?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.27.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

As your kids age, your friendship circle morphs to school families or the other sports team or drama club parents. And when that period ends and your kids leave the nest, you are left with... well, frequently not much.

Dr. Irene Levine With Marlo Thomas (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

Friendships can be such a rewarding part of our lives -- our friends provide comfort, encouragement, companionship and so much more. Some friendships ...

You're Not Alone: Needing and Making New Friends As an Adult

Andrea Bonior | Posted 05.14.2013 | Women
Andrea Bonior

Whether it's because you've undergone a life transition that made you grow apart from old friends -- a relocation, a job change, a divorce, a marriage, becoming a parent -- or whether you've just recognized that many of your friendships have gradually faded (or worse, become toxic), you're never alone if you're looking to make new friendships.

7 Ways To Make New Friends In Midlife

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.19.2012 | Fifty

A new study suggests loneliness is a significant factor in our overall health and well-being. According to a recently published report in the Archives...

First Impression Fears

Liz Hastings | Posted 06.24.2012 | Parents
Liz Hastings

Why would I bring up my thoughts on religion, gun control or capital punishment immediately after showing her our wine collection?

One Simple Thing To Make People Like You

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 03.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Do you want to know the one thing that will make every single one of your relationships significantly better? It's easy. If you think a kind thought, say it. Out loud.

Four Different Friendships, Four Similar Themes

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 09.14.2011 | Women
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

We often hold up childhood friends as the ideal friendship. Rather, it's frequently the people we meet along the way that can foster the bonds with us that feel most substantial.

The Geography Of Friendship

Rachel Bertsche | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachel Bertsche

A dinner guest had a fabulous theory for testing out whether a city is generally friendly or not: "You can tell by whether or not other girls talk to you while you wait in line for the restroom." I love this. It's a brilliant barometer.

Is Social Networking Destroying Our Social Lives?

Joe Robinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joe Robinson

There's no doubt you meet some great folks online, as I have, but the social animal needs to connect more than superficially with others of the tribe.

Friendship In Adulthood: What Do You Look For?

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

Even if you know what you're looking for in a friend, how do you find those friends when you're starting from scratch? And even if they're out there... will you take the time out of your busy life to "date" them?

Hey Ladies! 10 Tips To Make New Friends

Rachel Bertsche | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachel Bertsche

Tried and true strategies for making friends.

7 Things You Thought You Knew About Introverts (PHOTOS)

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

Sure, introverts look mild-mannered, but don't be fooled. They can be as surly as the next guy--at least in their heads.

The Frenemy Within

Rachel Bertsche | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachel Bertsche

In searching for a BFF, it might be helpful to consider what qualities most certainly do not make a friend. Here are some sentences that should never escape the mouth of a BFF.

5 Signs It's Time to Kick Your Friendship to the Curb

Melanie Gorman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Melanie Gorman

If you're thinking about shifts in your friendships and wondering if one has become toxic, I offer you these signs that it's time to let the relationship go.

The Young and the Friendless: The Second City Factor

Rachel Bertsche | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachel Bertsche

It's in the second city after college where you find yourself trying to recall the skills you initially picked up in the sandbox. Friendships don't fall in our laps like they did during college.

How to Make Friends After the Age of 65

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

I've gotten numbers of letters from women of all ages who are craving female friendships. So if it's at all reassuring, please know that your situation is not unique.

Want New Friends? 8 Ways To Make Yourself More Likable

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Well, no. You can't actually make someone like you. But you can behave in ways that will make it slightly more likely. We all want to feel that oth...