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Girl Talk: I’m Tired Of Falling For The Wrong Friends

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Falling for the wrong friends

When it comes to romantic relationships, I’ve been very, very lucky. My boyfriend and I met when we were young and have been together for almost 10 years. Besides one breakup/get back together cycle in college (I told him I needed to go “sow my wild oats” but just spent six months crying and writing free verse poetry in my dorm room instead), our relationship has included minimal drama. Have we been through our fair share of relationship tests? Of course, but we’ve always treated each other with love and respect.

My friendship history, on the other hand, has been chock full of drama. I’ve had more than my fair share of toxic friendships, conflicts, and friend breakups. In fact, sometimes I feel like my tumultuous experiences with friends have been an inverse reaction to my blissfully boring romantic life. Maybe it’s the universe evening things out (this girl has a sweet, steady boyfriend, let’s make sure she has to deal with some craaaaazy friends!), or maybe I just have a certain amount of fucked up relationship energy that needs to go somewhere, and since I’ve been happily paired up for so long, my friendships became the outlet. Keep reading »

Friendzillas: When Good Friends Go Bad and How to Get Rid of a Toxic Friend

A few months ago, while promoting their movie “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2″, there seemed to be some tension between co-stars Blake Lively and America Ferrera. When Ferrera, whom we usually lovvvve, commented to a teen magazine that she thought shows like “Gossip Girl” were a bad influence, and appeared bored when an interviewers was asking Lively about the show, we wondered if the two might be frenemies instead of besties. After the jump, how to avoid developing toxic friendships. Keep reading »

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