Posts tagged "friendships"

How To Travel In A Group Without Totally Losing Your Mind

Think about your 10 favorite friends. Now think about going on vacation with them. Sounds great, right? It can be! It can also be a roving, screaming, roiling nightmare. A friend who's perfectly self-sufficient at home turns into a big cry baby. A guy who's the life of the party turns into a raging 30-beer…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 11, 2013

11 Unlikely Celebrity Duos

We can't get over this photo of Fergie (Black Eyed Peas Fergs) shopping in Paris with Cher (as in the Cher). How did these two broads become friends, we wondered? And did they coordinate their outfits? Puzzling. We want to know more! Their sudden and strange relationship inspired us to scrounge up other celebrity friendships that seem…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 2, 2013

20 Facebook Friend Dealbreakers

This past week, I unfriended an old friend from high school because he posted a really douchey comment on my Facebook page, and the whole debacle got me thinking about Facebook Friend Dealbreakers: those annoying/offensive/stupid things that always send us searching for the "unfriend" button. I polled the rest of the Frisky staff and we…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 24, 2012

9 Reasons Why Having A Roommate Is Kind Of Awesome

Roommates get a bad rap. And often, for good reason. I've had some seriously insane ones. There was the girl who made everyone leave their socks outside and the guy who left an imprint of his balls on our bathroom floor where he powdered them every morning. He was fun! The four years I spent…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 12, 2012

10 Unlikely Celebrity Duos

A couple of weeks ago, Kim Kardashian announced her desire to get right with God and start a Bible study group. We weren't sure she would follow through, but it looks like she found a new friend on a similar spiritual path. LeAnn Rimes is more than happy to study scripture with Kim at the…
By: The Frisky / February 9, 2012

Childhood Frenemies: The Crappy Friends We Thought Were Awesome At The Time

Having a frenemy sucks. But at least there is some sort of unspoken agreement there—that you both acknowledge the sense of competition. The other night, some friends and I were talking about the concept of frenemies at a bar and I realized that I actually had my very first one in high school—only I had…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 17, 2011

Things You Don’t Even Want To Tell Your BFF

Best friends talk about everything. There’s nothing you have to hide from your biffle. Dirty laundry and everything, your best friend will always be by your side. …At least that’s what we always hear. But there are some things that we just don’t want to talk about, even with our bestie. Some secrets are best…
By: College Candy / July 10, 2011

Girl Talk: Why Do Girls Slut-Shame Each Other?

There’s that scene in "Mean Girls" where Tina Fey, exasperated by the high school antics, shouts, “You’ve got to stop calling each other sluts and whores. It just makes it okay for guys to call you sluts and whores.” I had just graduated from high school when the movie came out and sitting i…
By: Rachel White / July 6, 2011

What We Hate In Common

A new study found that mutual dislikes -- rather than likes -- help humans bond initially. “There’s something really powerful about the discovery of shared negative attitudes," said Jennifer Bosson, the lead researcher on this study. She found that we tend to connect when we have a third entity to demean because it makes u…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 7, 2011

Dear Wendy: “My Girlfriend Lets Her Friends Take Advantage Of Her”

I’ve been with my girlfriend for about two and a half years. The one problem I have is with my girlfriend’s friends and how they handle money. From everything I know, everyone is on pretty similar pay levels, but her friends always seem to be short on cash when they do stuff together. My girlfriend…
By: Wendy Atterberry / November 6, 2010

Dear Wendy: “My Guy Friend Wants To Sleep With Me”

It’s time again for “Shortcuts.” For every question, I’ll give my advice in three sentences or less, because sometimes the answer to a person’s question is so obvious and the need to hear it so great, being as clear and frank as possible is simply the best way to go. Today we discuss guy…
By: Wendy Atterberry / November 5, 2010

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

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…
By: Brenda Thompson / October 21, 2010

Girl Talk: I Can’t Handle Too Much Female Energy

I am 25 years old with lots of girlfriends and a sizable collection of purses. Reunions with old pals usually involve squeals or hefty grins and, yes, cute bunnies make me go “aww." For some girls, these moments of elated feminine energy are non-stop, but I can only take small doses.     A former tomboy, at…
By: Sarah Elder / October 13, 2010

Do You Have Strictly Platonic Cross-Sex Friends?

Can men and women be just friends? If you ask any Hollywood film producer, the answer is a resounding "no." Hollywood's magic formula for success seems to take seemingly platonic friends, and make them "suddenly realize" how in love they are. (See: "When Harry Met Sally" for proof.) But what about real life?
By: Julie Gerstein / October 1, 2010

Girl Talk: Is The Computer Killing Our Close Friendships?

When it comes to my long-distance girlfriends, I know what it takes to keep those relationships tight despite the years and the miles apart: a willingness to pick up the phone. If we’re not having heart-to-hearts once in a while -- say, every couple of months -- then I’m not feeling like the connection i…
By: Joanne Hinkel / July 29, 2010

Girl Talk: I Love — And Prefer — Going Out By Myself

As a divorced woman in my 30s, meeting a man wasn’t always a top priority, but when I gradually started dating again, I called in my two wingwomen who were also on the prowl, Dana and Mary, for support. Both of these beautiful 30-somethings have had my back for years. They’ve been my wingwomen i…
By: Tamara Lynch / July 22, 2010

Beware: You Can Catch A Divorce From Your Friends

If you are planning on making your marriage last, steer clear of divorced people. Yes—break out your gas mask, because a new study shows that divorce is highly contagious. Researchers found that having a close friend or co-worker who's divorced increases your chances of getting divorced by 75 percent. Even knowing a friend of friend…
By: Ami Angelowicz / July 6, 2010

Girl Talk: Why Being Called “An Opinionated Woman” Hurts

Last weekend, I was hanging out with a male friend who I’ll call Stan. Over the course of our convo, he brought up a mutual friend who writes a rather detailed blog about her sex life. Stan was obviously disturbed by the amount of sex she appeared to be having, and the circumstances under which…
By: Chloe Angyal / June 25, 2010

Girl Talk: Ending A Fakelationship

Some women are forever attracted to jerks. Others are great at building healthy relationships with good guys. Still others are addicted to unrequited love. Everyone has a pattern. Me—I find myself, on repeat, forging relationships with men who don't think we're actually dating. In other words, I’m an expert at the “fakelationship.” So what exactly…
By: Jennifer Murphy / March 1, 2010

The 10 Friends You Need To Make Before You Turn 30

Our editor Amelia is turning 30 in a week and her essay on the subject really resonated with Frisky readers, both younger and older than 30. With that in mind, we’ll be reposting our “Before 30” series, which originally ran late last year, over the next few weeks. Enjoy! From the time you were…
By: Catherine Strawn / November 10, 2009
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