Posts tagged "friendship"

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…

Claire Hannum / September 28, 2015

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…

Claire Hannum / September 22, 2015

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.

Anna Goldfarb / September 4, 2015

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

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

Anna Goldfarb / July 24, 2015

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…

Claire Hannum / June 29, 2015

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 25, 2015

I Tried Frexting (Friend Sexting)

Spoiler alert: Amelia is the friend I frexted. …

Amanda Chatel / May 28, 2015

Make It Stop: “My BFF Eloped Without Telling Me And I’m Really Hurt”

Sure, she didn’t tell anyone, but couldn’t she have at least had the courtesy to tell her best friend?!

Anna Goldfarb / March 6, 2015

Make It Stop: “Everyone Flaked On The Surprise Party I Threw, And I’m Pissed”

Let this be an example of why Facebook invitations SUCK.

Anna Goldfarb / February 27, 2015

10 Reasons Why Valentine’s Day Is Awesome And You Should Celebrate It

Despite my consistent general mood of cynicism and constant mild frustration with humanity, I happen to be a person who’s enthusiastic about all holidays, even the “Hallmark” holidays. Which means that I love Valentine’s Day, and now that it’s just around the corner, I’m going to try to make an argument for why you should…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 3, 2015

Make It Stop: “My (Taken) Guy Friend Keeps Hinting We Should Hook Up”

I’ve gotten myself into a miserable situation with a good friend, who I’ll call Dave. We’ve known each other since we were kids and as we’ve gotten older, we’ve become close. I’ve always felt there was something more to us, but was never really sure, so I chalked it up to being bored with the…

Anna Goldfarb / January 30, 2015

Make It Stop: “I’m Broke & Can’t Afford To Go Out With My Friends”

As a result of chronic underemployment, I’m poorer than most of my friends. The problem is that they always invite me to go to expensive restaurants and happy hours at trendy spots. Just one of those happy hour hangouts costs as much I’d spend on grocery shopping for the week. It’s nice that they…

Anna Goldfarb / January 23, 2015

Frisky Reads: After Birth By Elisa Albert

To get this out of the way from the get-go, Elisa Albert’s After Birth is going to offend a lot of sensitive people, some for the following reasons:

Some mothers won’t like the fact that the novel takes place in the depths of post-partum depression and will claim that they got…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 22, 2015

I’m So Obsessed With Lena Dunham & Taylor Swift’s Friendship

This week’s issue of Time Out New York features a total BFF fest — Lena Dunham is interviewed by best friend and “Girls” showrunner Jenni Konner, and spends a huge chunk of that interview gushing over pal Taylor Swift. So much girlfriend love! A snippet of the conversation:…

Claire Hannum / January 20, 2015

Make It Stop: “I Can’t Stop Being Jealous Of My Boyfriend’s Ex”

My boyfriend, Sven (not his real name), and I have been together for about seven months. And while he’s incredible, there’s just one thing that makes me uncomfortable. My BF is very close with his ex-girlfriend Veronica (not her real name either). They hang out with each other one-on-one, share a circle…

Anna Goldfarb / January 16, 2015

True Story: Married … With A Roommate

New York City real estate causes many a housing arrangement made in desperation. If you live in NYC (or, for that matter, any city with insanely high rents), you likely know a few 30-somethings who still live with roommates or someone whose “convertible bedroom” is actually the living room with a room divider. The city…

Jessica Wakeman / January 7, 2015
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