Friendship

Making Friends After Divorce and Separation

Helen King | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen King

Until this point you might have had a ready-made social life. You may have been a couple hanging out with other couples. Suddenly that social scene turns upside down. You might feel that you don't 'fit in' so well, as the talk still revolves around what to do as a pair. You may feel ready to re-assess your life and decide what route you alone would like to take.

Assassins and Advocates

Ezra Tafari Rose | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ezra Tafari Rose

I'm not innocent. I have been defensive. I have been guarded and on many occasions these things have manifested themselves with disastrous consequences but in spite of it all, I am still here.

These Friends Posed On Their Sofa To Create Holiday Photos With A Difference

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Comedy

"My friends went on a summer long roadtrip in their van," explains Redditor thezim0090, "and decided to capture the memory of their different destinat...

How Do You Know If You Have a True Friend?

Dr. Bill Cloke | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Bill Cloke

Living our lives we run into, work with and connect with so many people and sometimes, if we are real lucky, we make a true friend... Which brings me to my question. What is a true friend? Is there anyone in our life that we can call a true friend? As we get older it gets harder to make new friends. When we are young we have so much more time to make friends than we do as adults.

What to Do When Your Friends Are Parenting, Borderline Patronising, You

Olga Levancuka | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

Some studies claim that a break-up with a close friend harms your heart the same if not more, as a break-up with your beloved. But don't be tempted, it is time to get busy. You have new friends to meet, new relationships to build and new opportunities to fulfill.

Even the Most Time-Stretched of Us Could - And Should - Be Able to Share a Cuppa With a Lonely Human Being

Clare Finney | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Finney

I am 26. I met Rachel, an 86-year-old British Ghanian, through an elderly befriending scheme in Islington. We've been chatting, sipping tea or shandy and half-watching Home and Away every week for the past two years.

Things We Really Say When Our Friends Stop Drinking

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

All John wants is to drink a lemonade - neat, no vodka. But his friends have other ideas. Will John ever get the early night he craves, or is h...

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...

Family and Friends vs The Fug

Pam Warren | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Pam Warren

I made a promise to myself while recovering from my injuries to always put family and friends needs before anything else. In the ensuing years I have managed to keep this promise. What I could not foresee was how this vow would be tested when I was torn between both family and a friend, at the same time, in the past two months.

Friendship... Who Really Matters, Who Never Did, Who Always Will

Caroline Keetch | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Keetch

Now, as a proper grown up - whatever that means - I can see that the flurry of youth brings with it deep uncertainty and glorious freedom in equal measure. Good friends are like rocks throughout this process and we cling to them for comfort and security, whilst benefitting from all the fun of new-found adulthood in the safety of warm and familiar company.

An Ode to the Work Spouse

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Furquan Akhtar

I met my third wife Stacey-Lee on the set of Coronation Street. Well, the offices anyway. I was desk hopping and she was sat in my seat. I've not forgiven for that because it wasn't the beginning of a romantic comedy just a ball ache because I had to find another desk.

Some Truths About Travelling the World- Before You Take Off

Chloe Palmer | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Palmer

In two weeks and one day I will be setting off to travel the globe. I have been planning this trip for the past six months and boy have I learnt a few lessons.

Festival Love, Its a Beautiful Thing!

John Mason | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
John Mason

Yes there was amazing music, yes there were unbelievable djs, yes the food was incredible. But for me, what made my first festival so brilliant, were these moments of 'festival love'. The sense of community that seemed to flow through and unite everyone there. We were all having the same experience.

If Your Partner Is Your Only Friend, You Need to Get a Life

Tracy Buchanan | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tracy Buchanan

If you're one of those people who spouts off about not needing friends because your partner is your best friend or because you're too busy, widen your horizons. Become an individual. Don't get into that unhealthy trap.

Is This Killing Your Relationship? It Is For Other Brits...

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A study of UK relationships has unearthed some interesting facts about being with another person in 2014. Aside from the fact that a quarter of th...

My Story, or How I Settled on Dogs

Anna Roth | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Roth

I've combined my love for dogs with my knowledge of dog training. It's so much fun when my four-legged friends do what I want and not vice versa. At the same time, my dogs should be happy, because if my dogs aren't happy, neither am I.

The New Way to Keep Employees Happy: Find Them Friends

Diana Verde Nieto | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Verde Nieto

In a survey of 11,500 professionals across 14 countries, approximately 46% of those aged 16 to 65, including 60% of those aged 16-24 years old said having friends at work made them feel happier, with 50% reporting more motivation.

The Mate Escape

William Higham | Posted 28.09.2014 | 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.

8 Unlikely Animal Friendships To Celebrate International Friendship Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Comedy

It's International Day Of Friendship! And here at HuffPost UK Comedy, we don't think it be restricted to mere humans. Oh, no. Just check out these an...

Quotes About Friendship

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Whether going through a break up, experiencing work troubles or simply feeling down in the dumps, there's nothing better than grabbing a cuppa (or bot...

18 Funny Quotes About Friendship To Celebrate International Friendship Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Comedy

It's International Day Of Friendship on 30 July. So if you're after a funny quote to share with your friends (after you've shared a hug/pint/non-ro...

Seven Ways to Ruin a Friendship

Emma Clarke | Posted 27.09.2014 | 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.

Extreme and Dangerous

Caragh Little | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

You'd think a book would be the least dangerous thing you could send to your friend who's just begun their summer holiday. Nothing could be much safer, it might seem, than relaxing on a deckchair, in a peaceful garden or hotel poolside terrace, with a book and a cool drink. But this is Northern Ireland, and when we send parcels, we have to risk assess.

Getting Out of the 'Friend Zone'

Tania O'Donnell | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tania O'Donnell

The reason why you are both just friends with each other is because you never actually showed sexual interest. Therefore you never really saw each other as a sexual threat.

This Adorable Bathroom Graffiti Will Melt Your Heart

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you think about typical bathroom graffiti your mind will probably jump to penis pictures and trashy 'RM 4 RZ 4EVA 'N' Alwayz' declarations of teena...