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.
50 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. Here's what to get the other...
Galentine’s Day: How a Made-Up Holiday Became a Celebration of Female Friendships
Galentine's Day might have to be done over Zoom this year, but it's still all about ladies celebrating ladies. And...
Rose Color Meanings: 15 Hues and What They Symbolize
Don't place that flower order without reading this first! From friendship to passion, here's what every rose color actually signifies.
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 Broke Up with My Best Friend Because We Couldn’t Agree on Black Lives Matter
This cause is simply too important to just "agree to disagree," even to keep an old friendship.
My White Friends Want to Help—Here’s What I Tell Them
Being a better anti-racist requires a good heart and a tough exterior.
25 Care Packages We’re Sending to Friends Who Are Stuck at Home
If someone in your life could use a smile right now, we’ve got a few ideas.
I Was a Girl Scout—Here’s the Most Useful Thing I Learned
Girl Scouts gave me a way to always feel at home, no matter where I moved.
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.
Are Crossed Arms Rude? 8 Secrets Your Body Language Reveals About You
Body language is a form of nonverbal communication, and whether you (or they!) know it, other people are always reading...
How One Fan Became Such Good Friends with Charles Barkley That the Basketball Star Even Attended His...
An NBA star, an immigrant scientist, and a friendship no one believed.
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...
Here’s How a 78-Year-Old Gambler Brought One Woman Humanity
An unlikely friendship teaches one woman the importance of taking a chance on others.
The Best Self-Care Gifts for a Friend in Need of Pampering
When your BFF needs a little TLC, choose one of these thoughtful presents that's sure to promote relaxation, boost self-awareness,...
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.
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...
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?
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...