Friendship Advice

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.

Don't Lose Your Friends Over Love

Sloan Sheridan-Williams | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sloan Sheridan-Williams

The three most common reasons why people's friends don't like the latest love interest provide insight into understanding where your friend is coming. Smoothing over any potential ructions before they occur can keep your friendship intact during your relationship.

Why Gossip Is No Bad Thing...

Huffington Post UK | Libby Banks | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Gossip, especially gossip at work, is generally considered a bad thing. While it’s hard to deny that few catty words shared at the water cooler can ...

Why Your Best Friend Doesn't Always Give The Best Advice

Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The wonderful, yet slightly disconcerting thing about best female friends is that they often know us better than ourselves. From listening to our inne...

20 Ways To Be A Better Friend (Without Using Facebook)

Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In a world where it’s considered perfectly acceptable to have several hundred ‘friends’ on Facebook, it is more important than ever that we nurt...

How Many Friends Does a Divorce Cost?

Charlotte Friedman | Posted 03.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Friedman

Friends can feel like the infrastructure of our lives, our sounding board, our pick me up. They can also give us enormous pain when they are lost, like any connected, loving relationship. Take those that stay, say goodbye to those that go, but don't lose sight of your ability to make connections and that sometimes in life, what fits one period, doesn't fit another.

True Friends and False Dichotomies

Kate Harrad | Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Harrad

I can't help noticing that a lot of self-help advice is not actually that useful. Being inspirational is all very well, but being told, for example, "stop worrying" and "stop blaming other people for your problems" and "you can't love others till you love yourself" is getting a bit grating.