Friends

Ask Erin: How Can I Set Boundaries With My Online Friend?

Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez

Why do we have a hard time with boundaries? Many of us, especially women, were raised to be people-pleasers and caregivers.

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Ask Erin: How Do I Tell My Friends With Kids To Back Off?

Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez

My friends with kids seem to think I'm fair game for blow-by-blow plays about the tiniest details of their day for hours at a time.

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To Tell Or Not To Tell: When Your Friend’s Husband Is Cheating

Even if she suspects he is cheating, it’s not good news that you are sharing. There are so many factors to consider.

Even if she suspects he is cheating, it’s not good news that you are sharing. There are so many factors to consider.

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Take The Cake: Doing Friendsgiving Is A Radical Act For Me

image credit: Virgie Tovar via Instagram

What horrible thing is going to happen this year? Is my aunt going to touch me or someone else inappropriately or make sexual innuendo? What terrible thing is my mother going to say to my aunt about her internet boyfriend who steals chicken from my grandparents’ garage freezer in the middle of the night?

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Please Stop Torturing Your Single Friend

So my ask to all of the people out there who are married, engaged, or in a relationship, please stop asking us single people to do these four things.

So my ask to all of the people out there who are married, engaged, or in a relationship, please stop asking us single people to do these four things.

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Why I’m Glad I Went To Group Therapy, Even Though I Was Terrified

The truth was that going to a group therapy session once a week for eight weeks sounded like a nightmare.

The truth was that going to a group therapy session once a week for eight weeks sounded like a nightmare. In the end, I'm so glad I went!

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Ask Erin: How Do I Deal With Friends Who Are ALWAYS Late?

(Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

My husband and I are good friends with another couple. We love them dearly, but they have no concept of time. Our friends are always late!

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Mothers In Medicine Made My PPD Bearable

“Oh honey, you’re doing great. I know, I’ve been there. And we’re going to get you through this.”

Mothers in the medical field got me into support groups, onto meds, and back into life again. I am so grateful for mothers in medicine.

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What Getting Married Is Teaching Me About Friendship ​

I didn’t realize was how much planning a wedding would teach me about friendship.

When my soon-to-be-husband proposed I knew wedding planning would teach me about our relationship. I didn’t realize it would teach me about friendship.

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9 Unexpected Things That Happened When I Used Bumble BFF To Make Friends

After literally Googling ‘how to make friends as an adult,” I learned that the dating app Bumble had a mode for finding female friends called Bumble BFF.

After literally Googling ‘how to make friends as an adult,” I learned that the dating app Bumble had a mode for finding female friends called Bumble BFF.

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