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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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.


Forget Book Club: This Fishing Club Is the Ultimate Female Bonding Experience

No competitions and no judgment—WI Women Fish brings women from six states and Canada together for fishing trips and female...


He Was a Gangster. She Was His Prosecutor. Now Their Unlikely Friendship Is Changing Lives.

DeQuandre Davis was doomed to a cycle of gang violence. Then everything changed.


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...

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...