female friendship week

Do You Have A Hate Crush On Any Of Your Female Friends?

R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen | October 23, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Female friendships can be complex and more often than not, they are. We asked 15 women from across the country to answer a question that is getting more attention recently: Do you have a hate crush on any of your female friends? The answers may surprise you. … More »

Girl Talk: My Best Friend Went To Iraq

Jessica Wakeman | October 22, 2010 - 3:30 pm

Stephanie was the last person you would expect to join the Army. The absolute last person. You can ask anyone who knew her growing up and they would all say she seemed destined for the most hippie college you could think of.

We became friends through Girl Scouts and stayed best friends for years… More »

Poll: What’s Your Longest Female Friendship?

Ami Angelowicz | October 22, 2010 - 11:20 am

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Girl Talk: Why I Forgave My Friend For Stealing From Me

Brenda Thompson | October 21, 2010 - 4:00 pm

There I was in the grocery, pressing the ends of a cantaloupe and sniffing it, trying to decide if it was ripe. Across the produce section, I spotted my landlord. I waved, a normal courtesy I extended the two times a year I happened upon him in real life. He left his cart, and came… More »

Girl Talk: My Sisters, My Friends

Jessica Wakeman | October 21, 2010 - 3:00 pm

It was just my sister, my boyfriend and me at the tapas bar. Over Spanish food and mojitos, we were laughing and drinking. Like any night I can liberate her from small, crying children, I considered it a success. Then my boyfriend rose to head to the restroom and my sister lurched her head across… More »

Girl Talk: How Instant Messenger Ruined My Friendship

Annika Harris | October 20, 2010 - 3:30 pm

I have a cautionary tale for you about the perils of using instant messenger or text messaging, those convenient communication tools that make reading emotions, intent, and sarcasm difficult in our modern age. You see, it all started a year ago, when my best friend, who I’ve known since we were 4 years old, IM’d… More »

I Moved And Now I Don’t Have Any Friends — Help!

Susannah Breslin | October 20, 2010 - 2:30 pm

Oh, no! It’s Female Friendship Week, and I don’t have any friends! OK, that’s not entirely true. I do have girlfriends. They just live in other states. Recently, I moved, and now I don’t have anyone to pal around with. Finding new girlfriends? I guess I’ll have to work on that. … More »

25 Reasons Gal Pals Rule

Simcha | October 20, 2010 - 1:30 pm

What would I do without my girls?! Probably nothing. For reals, my BFFs don’t just make things possible, they make everything fun! And while I probs haven’t stomped around saying “boys drool!” since I was about six, here’s a list that totally validates the whole grammar school “girls rule” theory, now that we’re all grown… More »

Poll: What’s Your Friendship Style?

Ami Angelowicz | October 20, 2010 - 11:20 am

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Girl Talk: I Lost My Boyfriend But Gained A Best Friend

Ami Angelowicz | October 19, 2010 - 2:30 pm

“I know what you want and I just can’t give it to you.” My boyfriend of seven months, Jonathan*, started to cry before I could ask any questions. For some reason seeing a man cry immobilizes me. I don’t know what to do. I decided to comfort him. I put my arms around him, squeezing… More »

Dear Wendy: “My Friend Dumped Me And I Want Her Back”

Wendy Atterberry | October 18, 2010 - 4:30 pm

I’m a senior in college and last year, my friends Angela and Rachel and I lived together and it was a disaster. Angela and I fought a lot as we’re both stubborn and I was depressed after a death in my family so I lashed out a bit. Since then, I’ve spent time dealing with… More »

Guy Talk: A Man’s Female Friendships Are Nothing To Worry About

Phil Dotree | October 18, 2010 - 3:00 pm

I have a fair number of female friends, and sometimes dating is hard as a result. I’m not Casanova — I write on the internet for a living, for Christ’s sake — but my girlfriends often get jealous of my girl-gendered friends. They think that if I’m hanging out with a female friend, I’m probably… More »

Girl Talk: I Don’t Have A Posse

Jessica Wakeman | October 18, 2010 - 2:00 pm

I’ll be frank: not having a close group of girl friends makes me feel like a failure.

Sometimes not having a close group of friends makes me feel like a failure, but mostly it’s not having a posse of girlfriends, six or eight women to flank me in salmon bridesmaids gowns, that makes… More »

20 Things You Should Never Ask Your Friends To Do

Wendy Atterberry | October 18, 2010 - 1:00 pm

There may be a lot of things you should be able to depend on a friend to do for you — be your wingwoman, comfort you through heartbreak, tell you honestly if those jeans make your butt look big — but if you’re a good friend in return, you know there are certain things that… More »