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Interpersonal relationships are a vital part of everyday life. We know relationships aren’t perfect, but we can help guide you through advice on how to fix common issues, things you should and shouldn’t say to the people in your life, and, of course, roundups of funny cartoons and quotes to remind you that laughter can be the best medicine.

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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 are expected to be there for every step of wedding plan, the bridal shower, bachelorette party, and more. Being a bridesmaid can end up being a lot of work, not to mention expense. Here, experts weigh in on the top tips for being a fabulous bridesmaid.

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,...

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...


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...

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...


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...


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10 Simple, Fun Ways to Make New Couple Friends

What's even harder than finding your perfect other half? Finding another couple of like-minded, fun people to hang out with....