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11 Absurdly Awesome Ways Your Girls Have Your Back (According To “Community”‘s Gillian Jacobs)

Q&A: Gillian Jacobs
Frisky Q&A: Gillian Jacobs
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Friends We Need
Six types of friends every woman needs. Read More »

Lady friends are often the best — and only — friends that you need. The friendship you have with your close female friends can be the most rewarding, frustrating, hilarious and meaningful relationship you will ever have in your life, including children, pets, significant others. Chicks before dicks, always! In celebration of the importance of female friendships, we asked one of our favorite funny ladies, Gillian Jacobs, to share with us her favorite ways her girlfriends always have her back.  Check it out!

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Yes, Women Can Be Real D-Bags To Each Other

"When I look at you I see farm animal."

Admit it, you’ve had a frenemy or two in your life. We may not mean to get in these weird passive-aggressive one-upping relationships, but suddenly there you are, saying something like, “You are so brave to wear your hair like that.” Here, “Happy Endings” (R.I.P.) actress Eliza Coupe and Lauryn Kahn play nasty, vindictive, totally hilarious frenemies. This is the most recent in the “Frenemies” series, but it’s worth it to watch all three. [Funny Or Die]

Childhood Frenemies
The crappy friends we once thought were awesome. Read More »

How To Be Friends With Your Ex After A Really Crappy Breakup

Ugly Breakups
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Toxic Friendships
15 toxic friends you need to dump ASAP. Read More »
Friendship Turned Love
One writer talks about how she fell in love with her best friend. Read More »
how to be friends with your ex

How do you become friends with your ex after a shitty breakup? The short answer: Time heals all wounds. The long answer? Well, that’s a little more complicated. And it’s especially complicated if your ex has done something incredibly douche-y or terrible to you. Case in point: My Crappiest Break Up Ever (™), in which my live-in boyfriend broke up with me over IM while we were both at work. Even while it was happening, I knew that some day, in the very distant future, I’d find that incredibly funny. Like now. When I can laugh with him over Gchat about it.

I never thought I’d get to that point with Alex, or that I’d ever want to. But lo’, three years later, and we’re totally buds. How did this happen? Keep reading »

14 Friends Everyone Has On Facebook

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facebook friends

If you’re like us, you’ve had a Facebook profile for years and have somehow accrued hundreds and hundreds of “friends.” Maybe you only see about 20 of them in real life. So what? You feel connected to all of these people’s lives, even if you can’t remember who they are anymore. Facebook friends can be confusing, so let us help simplify them for you. Here are the 14 types of Facebook friends that everybody has… Keep reading »

A Conversation Between Friends About The Term “Fag Hag”

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Gay of Thrones
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The relationship between a gay man and his straight female friends is one that’s shrouded in mystery, a magical friendship forged in a land where unicorns roam free, glitter rains from the heavens, and the cosmopolitans never stop coming. If you’ve watched enough TV in the past 20 years, the gay male-straight female friendhip has been exalted, put on a pedestal as the ultimate bond for all straight, lonely women. Thus was born the myth of the “fag hag.” As a woman with gay male friends, I’ve always bristled at this term, finding it offensive to both, but wondered if there really was something to it. Is there magic in the relationship between a gay man and a straight woman? Do women with lots of homosexual male friends use those relationships as substitutes? I knew I couldn’t answer this myself, so I called up the person who knows me the best — my best friend, Greg. Join us as we attempt to debunk the “fag hag” myth, once and for all. Keep reading »

5 Fun Situations You Should Always Get Into When Out With Your Friends

Ladies' Night Out!
10 reasons why a regular night out with your friends is essential. Read More »
FB Friends To Keep
Because they're so fun to stalk! Read More »

As we covered last week, ladies’ night is essential. It’s time to check in with your girls, escape, and really get your bond on while leaving the work week behind. It’s also an evening that calls for sequins and stilettos; well, usually.

If you’re out owning the streets with your crew, you’re bound to get into some situations that can be both sticky and fun. What’s a night without a little drama? It’s a night you could have just stayed home, that’s what. So, do the night right, and don’t miss a beat. Keep reading »

10 Reasons Why A Regular Ladies’ Night Is Essential

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Friends We Need
Six types of friends every woman needs. Read More »

If we were to take anything important from the Christmas classic “It’s A Wonderful Life” (besides the fact that every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings), it’s that no man, or rather, woman, for our purposes, “is a failure who has friends.” This is completely true. Have you ever imagined your life without your friends? It’s all tea parties with stuffed animals and lengthy chats with the walls in your bedroom – none of which talk back, or tell you how amazing you look in those jeans. It’s, for lack of a better word, sad.

Whether you’re single, in a relationship, engaged or married, it’s essential to make sure you have a regular standing “ladies’ night” with the women in your life. Why? Well, because, as we just covered, you’re a failure if you don’t have friends. No! But friends do add the necessary color to our lives that we all need to flourish, grow and be deliriously happy. Keep reading »

8 People To Sweep Off Your Facebook Friend List

I'm An Email Hoarder
Amelia faces her fear of the 76,602 messages in her inbox. Read More »
FB Friends To Keep
Because they're so fun to stalk! Read More »
Sex Messes
Sex Messes And How To Clean Them Up
Six dirty sex messes and how to clean them up like a proper lady. Read More »

All week, we’ve been focused on spring cleaning the clutter out of our lives, from our inboxes (guilty!) to our cars to our bad dating habits to our goodie drawers. We’ve swapped unwanted clothing, cleaned up some sex messes, made it simple to decide whether to keep it or toss it. But in this modern age, spring cleaning doesn’t end in the realm of the physical — our online lives could use some tidying up as well. You know what I’m talking about … your Facebook friends list. It’s time to clean house, ya hear? Here are eight types of folks you should unfriend without a second thought. Keep reading »

I Guess We’re Friends?

Friends & Body Image
woman exercising
How your friend's body image can impact you. Read More »
Toxic Friendships
15 toxic friends you need to dump ASAP. Read More »
Evolution Of Friendship
On the evolution of female friendship. Read More »
Fat Girls Are Best Friends
fat girl
Why do some men refuse to date their fat best friends? Read More »

On TV, there’s always a group of friends who spontaneously meet up, or someone will call Tyler, and they’ll say, “Tyler, meet me at [whatever bar or coffee shop here]” and they hang up and don’t even give a time, and Tyler always shows up. And let’s not forget the ole drop-by. This happens a lot on “Beverly Hills, 90210″ (the original). EVERYONE drops by Dylan’s house. I understand why TV writers do this. To show characters calling each other, or texting each other, is a lot less interesting than having them speak in person. But this trope gave me false hopes about what being an “adult” would be like. And by “adult,” I mean any cool, awesome chick from 18–30; from Clarissa Darling to Carrie Bradshaw. I thought that once I turned that magical adult age, I would have a close group of friends who would always be available to meet at “our” place or drop by unexpectedly.

I don’t think this is a real thing. Keep reading »

10 Ways To Maintain A Long Distance Friendship

Our LDR Worked
We made an LDR work from Australia to Connecticut. Read More »

As you know, I’m moving from Portland to Nashville in a couple weeks (gulp). I’ve started selling most of my stuff and getting all the logistics figured out, and everything’s going pretty well so far. There’s one thing, though, that’s been weighing on me since I began the process of relocating my life: I’m freaking out about leaving my best friend, Katelyn.

We met during college at Portland State and have been inseparable ever since. Currently, we see each other at least two or three times a week, and while we’re pretty good at talking on the phone too, the thought of putting thousands of miles between us is daunting to say the least. Since Ami gave me such great advice about moving, I thought I’d ask my Frisky coworkers for advice on how to make a long distance friendship work. It turns out that Jessica, especially, has a lot of experience in this arena, with friends scattered all over the globe. Read on for their top 10 LDF tips, and please share your own experiences and advice in the comments! Keep reading »

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