friendships

How To Include Your Poor & Broke Friends This Summer

If you’re not currently poor, low-income, or broke, here’s what you can do this summer to support your friends and family members who might be.

If you’re not currently poor, low-income, or broke, here’s what you can do this summer to support your friends and family members who might be.

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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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I’ll Admit It: I’m A Crappy Facebook Friend

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When it comes to Facebook, I find my usually adequate social skills are sometimes lacking. To put it bluntly, I am not a good Facebook friend.

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6 Reasons To Embrace Being Unlikable

Yay, honoring human complexity!

I didn’t realize I was a polarizing person until my late 20s. I was raised in a tradition where being liked was extremely important — pivotal, even.

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I'm Not Doing Emotional Labor For Past Lovers Anymore

The amount of emotional labor I had put into these pseudo-friendships was immediately swept away with one single mention of my own personal discomfort

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4 Types Of Toxic Friends You Need To Cut From Your Life

A bad friendship can actually shorten your life. Remove those toxic friends!

If you have these four types of friends in your life, they could literally be making you sick. Consider yourself warned and remove these toxic friends!

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What’s Not Said: A Love Letter From Your Friend, The Flake

Please know that us flakes usually are dealing with something more than being lazy or disinterested. Flakes are usually ashamed and angry at themselves for not being able to speak out or address things “properly,” so a little love can go a long way.

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Navigating The Grief Of Miscarriage When Your Friends Have Babies

I was going to be left behind while everyone chatted about diapers and boppies and bonded over shared maternal experiences.

Miscarriage steals your ability to prepare for the future, to trust your body, your mind, and your support system.

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Another One Bites The Dust: Surviving My Friends' Divorces

Watching my friends become single was heart-wrenching.

It may be their lives, but it's affecting my marriage — for better and worse.

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Can You Say No To Being A Bridesmaid? Yes, Here's How

Yes, it’s an honor to be part of the bride-tribe. But for some, it can be an impossible ask.

The exact way to decline a bridesmaid invite and avoid the bride’s hate.

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