friendship

I’m A Queer Black Woman And This Is How White Girls Use Me, Even When They Love Me

We had fun together, these girls and I. We bonded. We got close. But we could never truly love each other because they absolutely refused to see me for who I was. I was just their Black Friend. And then, well, I became their Black Gay Friend. More »


I Love Reducing Your Personality To Four Letters

Despite always having a notebook on hand, I use the notes on my iPhone for keeping track of a lot of things. For one, this emoticon: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. I record my grocery lists, which is pretty much just the same block of text specifying how many cans of tuna I need to buy this week (#cleaneats). More »


The Fewer Friends You Have, The Smarter You Are

I used to have a lot of friends. In fact, one of my friends recently commented on how easy it is for me to make friends. This may have been true once, but I’m not so sure of my friend-making abilities these days.

I’m not very confident in my friend-keeping abilities. If you… More »


Relationship Advice: When To Listen To Your Friends And When To Ignore Them

When you need a nice, smooth whiskey after the long work week or when your girlfriend has been stressing you out and you need to talk about anything — anything! — other than your relationship, your buddies are there for you. While you may not be tagging them in Instagram posts as you #besties, your… More »


Kanye West Called Will Ferrell A ‘Living Breathing God’ In This Adorable Twitter Lovefest

When a man who’s repeatedly called himself God gives you god status, you gotta soak the generosity of that compliment up. More »


Emily Postmodern: How To Handle Yourself When Your Friends Break Up

I stole one of my favorite people in the world from an ex. They were friends first, but when we met, I knew that she was it. We immediately bonded over a love of whiskey, the United States Postal Service, and indie pop — reinforcing my idea that if this fella had such a great… More »


You Can’t Take It With You: My Obsession With Moments Is Ruining Moments

You’ll find yourself exchanging false hope with every person you have a “moment” with, aggressively collecting phone numbers, and emails and FB profiles, explaining to the people who are constants in your life that so-and-so met you on the bus once four years ago, but now you chat on Twitter and you’re still trying to… More »


Make It Stop: “My Friend Is Constantly On Her Phone When We’re Hanging Out”

Must Siri be invited as a third wheel on all of their lady dates? More »


Tattoos And The Magic Of Women’s Touch

Tattoo shops terrify me. I have a partner whose arm is covered in gorgeous ink, but any kind of reassurance he tried to give me about tattooing, I immediately brushed off. Maybe its something about looking too normieor not having enough visible body modifications, but tattoo shops have a tendencyMore »


Girls’ Night In: How To Throw A Grown-Up Sleepover

Ouija boards, Truth or Dare, friendship bracelets, hair braiding: is there anything not to like about the slumber parties of our girlhood days? So instead of your next girls’ night out, how about making it a girls’ night in with our ideas for throwing a sleepover for grown-up girlfriends. We’ve found the entertainment, home goods,… More »


Check Your Vibes: 8 Ways To Make Friends Like A Grown-Up

Remember when you were in middle school and your new future BFF sort of just appeared next to you in your third period science class, and you were suddenly joined at the hip for the next five years without even realizing what was happening? Weren’t those days easy? Once we’re older and out in the… More »


Check Your Vibes: Is Being Loyal Ever A Bad Thing?

I was on the phone with my mom the other day, pondering aloud whether switching dentists was a regrettable thing to do, when I mentioned that in a way, I’d feel a bit guilty about making the change. After all, when you trust someone enough to get up in your business and clean your teeth… More »


Make It Stop: “My Just-Dumped Friend Needs More Of My Time Than I Can Give”

Ah, the recently dumped. Yes, they need lots of love. Yes, they need lots of attention. No, the heartbroken person can’t dominate your schedule for the foreseeable future. More »


Make It Stop: “I’m The Worst At Staying In Touch”

So. Much. Effort. More »


Make It Stop: “My BFF’s New Boyfriend Is Kind Of A Loser”

No one likes seeing their bestie blaze up with a wastoid. More »


Check Your Vibes: 7 Ways To Stay Afloat When You’re Surrounded By Conflict

It’s a moment we all dread: one day, you wake up to find that the tension that’s been slowly building between two or more of your close friends has reached a brutal boiling point, and a conflict erupts with a magnitude that rivals an earthquake. Now you may find yourself in the unenviable position of… More »


7 Ways To Express Your Distaste For Someone Without Being Mean

We’ve all been in situations where we hate the person or people we’re near, but for one reason or another can’t leave. It’s your best friend’s birthday party, for example, and even though he’s just great, his old buddies from high school are dickheads. Or you’re at a work function, and you’re trying not to… More »


Make It Stop: “My Self-Absorbed Friend Treats Me Like Her Therapist”

She goes on and on and on and on… More »


I Tried Frexting (Friend Sexting)

Spoiler alert: Amelia is the friend I frexted. More »


Make It Stop: “My Best Friend Always Invites Her Boyfriend To (What’s Supposed To Be) Our Lady Dates”

It’s no fun suddenly being the third wheel. More »


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