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Once you’re an adult, advice about friendships can start to take second fiddle to dating and parenting advice—and we think that’s just too bad! Friendships are just as important to adults as they are to children, and maintaining healthy friendships can be a major source of happiness. We’ve got some advice, quotes, and general expert know-how to help you do just that, no matter how old you are.

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137 Cute and Funny Nicknames for Friends That Totally Encapsulate Your BFFs

From classic and cute to utterly silly, this list has the perfect nicknames for all your friends

What Is Ghosting—and Why Is It So Rude?

Simply stopping all communication with someone is poor etiquette. Here's how to avoid ghosting the people in your life—and what...


13 Annoying Habits That Could Be Sabotaging Your Friendships

Two experts share the seemingly small things you're doing that could have a big impact on your friendships—and what to...


How to Make Friends as an Adult—and Keep Them

Everyone needs reliable friends in their inner circle. If you're in need of new pals, follow this expert advice for...


The Importance of Men’s Friendships—and How Poker Could Make Them Stronger

People who make time to hang out with friends have all the luck

I Asked ChatGPT Some Personal Questions, and Let’s Just Say She’s Not a Good Friend

ChatGPT may be able to write a 10-page essay on the history of the world, but when it comes to...


I’m an Introvert Who Challenged Myself to Connect with Strangers, and I’ve Never Been Ha...

Talk with strangers, and you could reduce stress and boost wellness while making yourself happier overall

What Is a Friendship Recession and Why Are We Currently In One?

On average, Americans are spending less time with their friends and more time alone


Yes, You Should Reach Out to That Friend You’ve Been Thinking About

New research shows that reaching out to friends and acquaintances can positively impact both parties.


19 Books About Friendship to Share with Your Bestie

You won't be able to put down these books about friendship that explore the unbreakable bond we all need in...


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100 Best Friend Captions for Instagram That Perfectly Sum Up Your Friendship

From funny to sentimental to cute—pictures with your favorites deserve only the best.

32 Sweet Valentine’s Day Gifts to Celebrate the Friends You Love

Your significant other isn't the only one who deserves some love on Valentine's Day. From sensational-smelling lotions to the latest...


What Is Galentine’s Day, and How Do I Celebrate with Friends?

Happy Galentine's Day! Galentine's Day is all about ladies celebrating ladies. And brunch.


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35 Funny Friendship Quotes to Share with Your Friends

What are friends for? Laughing at your jokes, of course. Get your pals giggling with these funny friendship quotes.


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52 Best Friend Gifts That Celebrate Your BFF Status

You two share everything...except your shopping list. Surprise your bestie with these perfect presents that fit any budget.


25 Funny Friend Memes to Send to Your Bestie

You'll want to send these to your bestie ASAP.

22 Funny Best Friend Tweets That You’ll Want to Share with Your Bestie Immediately

Get ready to blow up the group chat with these hilarious best friend tweets that you will want to send...


8 Remarkable Stories of the Most Unlikely Friendships

Would you pal around with your spouse’s ex? Or buddy up to someone who put 
a foot in your face?...


My Best Friend Scammed Me Out of $92,000, Forcing Me into Bankruptcy

She swindled me out of $92,000, forcing me into bankruptcy and destroying my once sunny outlook. But I finally...


I Befriended My Childhood Bully 30 Years Later

I thought she was out of my life forever—then she married my cousin.


It Took Me 34 Years to Realize I Was Racist

But wait—I have a black friend!


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16 Things We’re All Looking Forward to Once Social Distancing Ends

Real-people share stories about what they're most looking forward to doing after self-quarantine restrictions finally let up.


20 Things You’re Probably Blaming on Millennials—But Shouldn’t

You'd think millennials were responsible for everything! Here's why some of the country's recent trends aren't their fault—or why they've...


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12 Etiquette Rules You Must Follow When Traveling with Friends

Follow this advice to make sure you end the trip still friends with each other.


How Does Facebook’s “Snooze” Button Work?

Finally! Your timeline will never look the same again.

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5 Types of Toxic Co-Workers and How to Deal with Them

For most, working in an office can offer a pleasant, exciting, and motivating path to a successful career. However, sometimes...


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11 Little Etiquette Rules All Bridesmaids Should Agree to Follow

There's a lot more to being a bridesmaid than wearing a pretty dress and standing behind the bride. Nowadays, bridesmaids...


First-of-Its-Kind Study Reveals Who Gossips the Most—And How Often

Everyone gossips, but for how many hours a day on average?


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The Real Reason You and Your Friends Look So Much Alike

There's an actual reason why you and your friends look alike, and it's not just because you share the same...


22 Heartwarming Stories of True Friendship That Will Make You Call Your Bestie

If you’re lucky, you’ll find one person who brightens your day, lends an ear, and inspires you. RD readers share...


10 Things You Should Never Say to a Widow

It’s easy to blurt out the wrong thing when trying to comfort a mourner. Whatever you do, avoid these awkward,...