Female Friendships

Do You Agree With These 10 True Facts About Friendship?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Whoever has a friend, has a treasure—that phrase might hold more truth than you’d think! In studying friendship, scientists have discovered shocki...

The Mate Escape

William Higham | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Higham

From festivals to social media, we're spending more time with our friends. A growing number of us enjoy a close group of mates that we consider to be a surrogate family: a friendship-family or 'Framily'. In some cases, this is taking over from where the traditional family unit may have left off: either in distance, as people move away from home, or emotionally.

Seven Ways to Ruin a Friendship

Emma Clarke | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Clarke

I like to think of myself as a pretty easygoing woman. I have great female friends. I get on with many, many women. But, man, there are times when engaging in girl-talk can feel like you've been chucked in a bear pit.

Sex and the City vs. Real Friendships: Why the Carrie Bradshaw Model Doesn't Work

Rhiannon Davies | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rhiannon Davies

We all know the scene: Carrie Bradshaw and her gal pals meet up for lunch mid-week in a swanky restaurant, order cosmopolitans and discuss men. It's pretty cliché, so why do so many of us feel bad that our own friendships aren't 'Sex and the City' enough?

Female Friends: The Antidote to Family Irritations?

Helen King | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen King

I love my friends. I can almost plot them through my different life stages. My friends have been there through thick and thin. They have helped to structure the route that my life has taken and will take in the future.

Making Friends as an Emptynester

Helen King | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen King

Suddenly on your own again, with the disappearance of all the family chores, it can be a frightening prospect. All of a sudden you have to accept that your child rearing days are over. You have to adapt to life solely with your partner or on your own, and you have to think about what you are going to do with all that spare time, previously taken up with family activities.

Nine "Lady Blogs" That You Should be Reading - but Probably Aren't (Yet)

Laura Jane Williams | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Jane Williams

When it comes to kicking ass and taking names, its female bloggers who have it nailed. We excel at building online platforms that bloom into communities that help us to be better: sassier, more focused, kinder, healthier. From fashion to attitude, self-marketing to self-love, here are my top 9 lady blogs that I think you should be reading, but probably aren't, yet.

You Know She's Your BFF When..

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Bostock | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

As one of the most important women in your life, a BFF rarely gets off easy. While others enjoy the calm veneer of a carefully constructed you, she...

The Truth About BFFs (And Why You Should Thank Yours Today)

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

From the impenetrable bond of Sex & The City’s Carrie and co to the bitching, bullying and backstabbing of the real-life ‘mean girls’ of ‘Made...

Female Friendships: What Every Woman Knows but Won't Admit

Nikki Armytage | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Nikki Armytage

Girls learn early on that friendship can be used as a weapon. Of all the playground insults "You're not my friend any more" cuts the deepest. Underneath it all, so many of us are still six years old, terrified of being given the cold shoulder, of not being allowed to join in the cool girls' games.

When Female Friendships End

Puja Madan | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Puja Madan

A friend of mine recently 'broke up' with one of her best friends of 17 years. Obviously in pain and desperate for closure, she didn't know how to deal with it and frankly neither did I. This incident forced me to look at the unchartered territory of girl friend break-ups.

Is Girl Power Coming Back....?

Georgia LA | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Georgia LA

No need to reach for the platforms and thigh skimming union jack dresses just yet (although they are still a very strong look - side pony and scrunchy optional), but I can't help but catch a modern whiff of out-and-proud female solidarity as once preached by the spicey five-some.

Why Having Sexy Friends Can Benefit You

PA | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

It is an age-old problem and a common scene in Hollywood films: women minding their own business - perhaps having a quiet drink in a bar - and being h...

Why Female Desire To Gossip Is An Evolutionary Need

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 20.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Ever find yourself lured into the trap of gossiping about others behind their backs? According to a new book, your urge to over-share could be more th...

Facebook - Roses Round Every Door

Sue Hedges | Posted 10.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Hedges

Is it just me - or do you get fed up with reading stories about how happy everyone's life is on Facebook? Everyday you look and you read things like ...