Friendship

This Two-Year-Old's Best Friend Isn't Who You Would Expect

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Parents

This two-year-old has made his first best friend, who he looks forward to seeing every Friday. They don't meet in a playgroup or at the park, but a...

Why I'm Deleting All My Dating Apps

Jessie Thompson | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Tech
Jessie Thompson

Do you know what's more enriching to your life than sitting in an overpriced cocktail bar with a person you're never going to talk to again because there's less sexual frisson than your nan's 80th birthday party and you wish you'd just stayed at home drinking tea and watching Question Time? Going outside and talking to real people.

Mummy Friends: Ten Reasons You Need Them

Claire Kirby | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

Personally I think this parenting gig is a whole lot tougher if you don't have Mummy Friends. Whatever life stage you are at you tend to feel better when you have people you can turn to who get where you are coming from because they are in the same situation as you.

Beating the Big Girl Bullies

Kirsty Lemare | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Lemare

If you feel like you have met one of these delightful social treats, you are not alone - I know I certainly have, and recently. When bullied as a child I struggled to process what was wrong, as a grown adult, it left me hollow, shattered and totally paranoid.

How Two Little Girls Found Friendship While Being Treated For Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Parents

Two little girls with cancer have formed a friendship that has helped them find happiness while being treated in hospital. Ava Garcia, four, was di...

My Pregnancy Realisations

Ceri Gillett | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Parents
Ceri Gillett

I was adamant I wouldn't lose myself in the process of having a baby. I now see that the women I thought had been consumed by babies were never lost. I couldn't begin to understand the newer more complex versions that motherhood had made them.

Six Tips on How to Meet and Make New Friends

Helen King | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Helen King

I've recently moved to a new area of the UK, far away from my existing network of friends. I realised that I'd never had to do this before, as I'd always been within reach of school or university friends or meeting people through my work.

A Friend Till the End

Elaine Benton | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

Having a much-loved pet put down, is one of life's unpleasant responsibilities when owning a dog. Saving an animal from unnecessary suffering, when nothing else can be done, we sometimes have to make the difficult decision, knowing it is the kind and humane thing to do.

Depression Sufferers Open Up About The Social Networking Site Made Specifically For Them

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When depression takes hold, those caught in its grips can feel increasingly isolated. The mental health condition is not uncommon - in fact, rough...

Why Facebook Friends Matter

Juliet Simmons | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Tech
Juliet Simmons

If Facebook really is just about superficial friendships and the right now then why do I care much about the people out there and what they think about what I have to say? The truth is that I've found that Facebook has been a magical way of connecting me with people from different parts of my life.

On Making Peace With Social Media and Navigating Life Online

Christobel Hastings | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Tech
Christobel Hastings

We would do well to remember that it isn't social media that's made us unsocial. We simply over-indulged, lured away from living in the moment as we hungrily traversed the web. The platforms themselves enable us to make connections... by nature their vast reach makes them ideal for proliferating dialogue, highlighting injustices and uniting people through common causes.

Why Growing Up Just Sucks a Little Bit!

Chloe Bevan | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Bevan

When growing up your life changes a lot from moving school to leaving education all together. I have come to the realisation that my life over the next few years could really change, from where I live, to my family and friends, and that is a very scare thought indeed!

Ditch London's Grey Weather And Have a Bestie Break in Paris

HuffPost UK | Liz Jarvis | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

What's the plan for the weekend? Same old drinks in the same old bar followed by the same old late night bite waiting for a cab under a windswept umbr...

Keep Your Friendships Fresh

Karen Pine | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

As humans we have evolved as social animals. It once made sense for us to stick to our own tribe because outsiders represented danger. They don't any more. Invite more outsiders into your tribe and freshen up your friendships and your life.

The Unbearable Kindness of Strangers

Chloe Palmer | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Palmer

I have been travelling for just over six months and haven't put finger to keyboard for the whole time beyond the weekly reassuring email home. The good English girl that is still left in me feels like I should apologise for being so slack and not meeting expectations.

The Power of One: A Tribute to Kim Pearson

Georgie Bradley | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Georgie Bradley

Kim Pearson was from South Africa and my teacher in Bahrain from 2002-6. It swells my heart with pain to say he has left us. A multidisciplinary teacher, he taught across the board, but Geography and Religious Education in the main.

'Learn To Love Yourself' And Other #GoodAdviceIn4Words

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When we're in need of some advice, we usually turn to our best friends or long-suffering mothers to offload. But we might be looking to social medi...

Your Perfect Boyfriend... or Your Female Friends? When the Gender Differences Stab You Through Your Heart.

Olga Levancuka | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

We women, stopped trying to bring our remarkable female qualities that can only benefit our relationship, our career, our social circles, our community. We think of our unique qualities as something to be ashamed of, given our inner beauty and our female nature held us captives in a male world... only decades ago.

Why I Want to Stop Saying This Word

Victoria Leith | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Parents
Victoria Leith

I could hear my thoughts clearly... sorry about the mess... ah yes, sorry about the stains... sorry about the piles of books, sorry that the rubbish is still in the kitchen as is the recycling, sorry that the hallway has some stuff in it and suitcases that we still haven't unpacked from arriving home from living in China...

Are You Ready to Spring Clean Your Relationships?

Sarah Abell | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Abell

Spring has most definitely sprung - and many of us will be tempted to clean up our home, sort through our wardrobe or tidy up the garden. It can be hugely satisfying to get rid of unwanted stuff, clear away the grime, fix anything that is broken and display what looks good.

School Reunion - To Go or Not to Go, That Is The Question

Cameron McCulloch | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cameron McCulloch

I am today a much different person to that child. In some respects I would like to tell him it will be alright and deal with it for him, in others I am glad it has made me the man I am today. I honestly have to be hard pushed to fear anyone so it certainly did one thing for me, it built character.

A Cup of Tea and a Text Message

Julie Elizabeth | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Elizabeth

Walking into a heavy silent house lit by golden waving glass shadows, one full cup of tea sat on the kitchen counter. It was the cup of tea he never finished when we rushed into hospital two days before. Stale, cold and miserable it had spent 48 hours unaware of its fate.

Friends are like fashion...

Gina Lyons | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK
Gina Lyons

My best friends from home all have babies, marriages, businesses, studies. They live 70 miles away and are on total different time scales to "us Londoners"

10 Reasons Why Travellers Make Terrible Friends

Amy McPherson | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy McPherson

Yep. You know us. We are the ones who post photos and updates from exotic places on Facebook. We are the ones whose fashion collection make up of cultural rags from all the countries we have been. We are your friends. Your terrible, terrible friends who travel.

Stuff Your Chocolates And Flowers, It's Galentine's Day

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The day before Valentine's Day, expect to see restaurants, bars and cafés jam-packed with happy looking ladies. Because 13 February is Galentine's...