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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    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 stories of their best buds.

    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,...


    9 Subtle Signs You’re in a Toxic Relationship

    We all want to feel safe, loved, and happy in our romantic relationships, because isn't that the point? But sometimes...


    The Best Compliment for Every Zodiac Sign

    Find the perfect way to flatter the zodiac signs in your life. This is what you need to say to...


    24 Little Things You Can Do to Be a True Friend

    People share the small but meaningful things their friends do that make a big difference in their lives.

    52 Little Compliments That Will Make Your Friends and Family Smile

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


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    9 Social Media Mistakes that Can Damage Your Relationships

    Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, LinkedIn...The ways to connect with others on social media are limitless, but don't let your online...


    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...


    14 Most Amazing Things Girlfriends Have Done for One Another

    If you're lucky in life, you find a good friend who gets you like no one else. Just in time...


    The Ideal Best Friend for Every Zodiac Sign

    Which zodiac sign is the most reliable? Which is the most fun? Discover the sign that can offer you the...


    15 Unforgettable Female Friendships in Literature

    For International Friendship Day, dive into the cherished novels that celebrate extraordinary and iconic friendships between women.



    7 Signs Your Friend Is Actually a Frenemy

    Friends are supposed to build you up, not knock you down. These red flags will help you spot the so-called...

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    15 Magic Phrases to Make Anyone Trust You

    Slip these words into your conversations to build trust between friends and coworkers.


    12 Things NOT to Tell Your Friends About Your Relationship

    We're all guilty of telling our friends and fam about what's happening in our relationships. But you shouldn't be telling...


    8 Discreet Signs You’re Being Taken for Granted—and What to Do About It

    Being helpful is a good trait. But, let's face it: There are those people in your life who take your...


    The 14 Secrets to Making Friendships Really Last Forever, According to Lifelong Friends

    The deepest, most committed friendships span time, continents, and life experiences. The keys to maintaining those strong friendships often take...


    10 Ways You Can Brag Without Sounding Like a Jerk

    There's nothing wrong with touting our own success, but it's easy to come off arrogant (and slightly annoying). Here's how...


    13 Ways to Help a Friend Going Through a Divorce

    Divorce isn't easy for anyone to deal with, but thankfully good friends can lessen the sting and bring a bit...


    The Sweet Friendship Between This Cat and Horse Will Warm Your Heart

    These unlikely animal pals forged a close friendship based on helping each other.


    Quiz: Will Santa Find You’ve Been Naughty or Nice This Year?

    As the year winds to a close, it's time for some introspection. Be honest: Santa will know if you're fibbing.

    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...


    This Prisoner Found a Typo in the Encyclopedia—and It Helped Him Get Released

    When Robin Woods ordered a copy of the encyclopedia to his prison cell, he didn't just acquire a wealth of...


    This Sales Clerk’s Story Will Make You Long for a Small-Town Christmas

    Mr. Johnson showed up at the last-minute every year on Christmas Eve, but this sales clerk had done her homework...


    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...


    This Is the Real Reason Your Friend Always Humblebrags, According to Experts

    Think your diamond rings are too heavy for your tiny fingers? Well, it's one thing to think it—go ahead, we...