Relationships - Friendships

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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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.

A Muslim Exchange Student and a Christian Girl from Texas Became Inseparable Friends. Then the Unthi...

Sabika was a Muslim exchange student from Pakistan. Jaelyn was 
a homeschooled Christian. 
Somehow, they became inseparable—until the unthinkable happened.


52 Little Compliments That Will Make Your Friends and Family Smile

Because "You look great for 50!" is so NOT a compliment.


7 Things to Never Say to Someone Going Through a Divorce

Being a good friend means standing by and supporting your friend, even when times are tough. But if your friend...


10 Lives That Were Forever Changed Thanks to the Power of Generosity

These stories of radical compassion reveal our inner humanitarians, the part of us that believes that if we live with...

Considering a Breakup? Read These Questions Before Deciding to Stay or Go

If you're on the verge of a breakup, asking yourself these 8 questions may help you decide whether it's time...


10 Ways to Find Your Back-to-School “Mom Squad”

Children aren't the only ones with social worries at the start of the school year, mothers have their own concerns...

This Story Will Make You Stop Saying “I Hope You’re Well” Ever Again

The words we use to express closeness and care in our culture can drive us further apart. Is it respectful...


The Number One Thing You Need to Do This Summer to Feel Alive

Life is serious, but carnivals aren't. A recent romp with a gal pal at an old-fashioned carnival was just the...


The Stunning Rainbow Is Only One of the Reasons This Woman Is So Adorably Happy

Ola loves to tell her friends that she lives in a barn in the country.


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27 Classic Children’s Book Quotes Every Adult Needs To Hear

"All grown-ups were once children... but only a few of them remember it."

How a Boy and His Telephone Operator Formed a Lovely, Lasting Friendship

In this Reader's Digest Classic, originally published in 1966 as "The Voice in the Box," a little boy forges a...


Mindy Kaling’s Advice to Teens: Please Don’t Peak in High School

Almost no one who was a big star in high school is a big star later in life, Mindy Kaling...


My Family Abandoned Me. Then A Stranger’s Simple Kindness Changed My Life

In a random act of kindness, strangers turned around one writer's awful day by lifting her suitcase up the stairs...


The “Lost Boy” Who Built a Family

One of the lost boys of Sudan, Peter Ter came to America with nothing—except a remarkable gift for turning strangers...


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Ridiculous Trend: Sorority Rush Consultants

When I saw this recent New York Times story about a growing industry of college sorority rush consultants, I had