Friendship

Getting Out of the 'Friend Zone'

Tania O'Donnell | Posted 11.07.2014 | 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...

Kindness: An International Value

Georgina Jones | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Jones

family and friends but also to unite strangers through a value that can be included in every aspect of life. Kind acts do not have to be newsworthy to involve a positive chain and this effect is often present in everyday kindness we see and do like helping a stranger carry their luggage upstairs.

Are You a Square Peg in a Round Hole, Too?

Liberty Forrest | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

For decades I didn't feel like I belonged anywhere. As far back as I can remember, it was difficult to "fit in". My mother was always saying "Why can't you be more like this person or that person?" I wondered that, too. I tried as hard as I could but somehow, it just didn't quite work. I didn't think like other people. And I was often misunderstood.

Is Dating Your Friend a Good Idea?

Elizabeth Sullivan | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sullivan

The biggest risk was telling each other that they liked each other, in that way. Because they were friends the risk and impact of rejection is much higher. At the other end of things, if the relationship doesn't work, particularly if it ends badly, you run the risk of ruining the friendship.

A Friend in Need Is a Friend Best Avoided

Paul Marshall | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

Tjat's the trouble with friendship. It's like an elastic band. It only stretches so far before it finally breaks. There's only so many times you can ask someone for emotional support, only so many times you can fall on their generosity, only so many times you can watch Beaches with them.

Don't Lose Your Friends Over Love

Sloan Sheridan-Williams | Posted 06.06.2014 | 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.

How To Tell If Your Friend Is A Toxic Soul-Sucker

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

All of us at some point have had a toxic friend - the one who's more interested in your bad news, isn't particularly happy for you when good things ha...

The Art of Living Alone

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Furquan Akhtar

One month in and like Bear Grylls and those chaps on that island. I am deserted. Well I'm being dramatic; I now live alone. I think it was Jennifer Anniston who once said (in a film) "You learn a lot about yourself by living alone." So what have I learnt?

My Friend's a Ukip Politician - So What?

Grant Feller | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Politics
Grant Feller

So when is it acceptable to drop a mate? All men like to think that they're unfailingly loyal, understanding and loathe to engage in petty vendettas with friends. But two encounters this weekend made me consider the dilemma of standing by a friend no matter what they do.

Here's A Very Good Argument For Not Arguing

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While popular thinking dictates that bottling your feelings up is bad for your health due to internal stress, researchers have found that regular argu...

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.

Tea and Empathy - A Simple and Effective Way to Alleviate the Loneliness of More Than a Million Older People

Trevor Lyttleton | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trevor Lyttleton

The Health Secretary has declared a national emergency and we offer a tried and tested solution with your help, as volunteers - monthly drivers and annual hosts or as sponsors of our Golden Jubilee Appeal - so we can extend our hand of friendship to many more of the neglected million older people.

From UK To Uganda: Youth Exchange With Benefits

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Brownrigg

As Uganda has the second youngest population in the world, youth groups which can educate people about issues such as sexual health and professional development couldn't be more relevant. In 2012 78% of the Ugandan population were below 30 years of age...

When Friendships End, the Grim Reaper and My Bigotry

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

The human condition is farcical, tragic, horrid yet ecstatic and over-the-top-wonderful occasionally. I am reminded of our insignificance by observing nature. I am seeing the same cycle over and over again now in a spring already fading.

Five Friendship Tips I Learnt From Desperate Housewives

Liz Marie | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

No matter the twists and turns that your love life takes, your girlfriends will always be there to pick up the pieces and put you back together again. The housewives were insane, but they stuck together and got each other through the tough times.

My Transgender Transition: Coming Out to Family and Friends

Jayden Ray Billington | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jayden Ray Billington

Coming out as trans to my friends and family was both the easiest and the hardest thing I have ever faced. I had touched upon the subject with two friends in a light hearted manner to see what their reaction would be a few months prior to 'coming out' but I was not ready to fully engage with them the depths of how I felt or how serious I truly was...

Rise of the Henzilla

Sarah Kwong | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Kwong

My friend, the one who is being suitably forced to pay extra for the activity that nobody wants to do (pottery), goes on to say that she's being dragged to Bristol on a WEEK NIGHT to look at 'pubs and places that we can go'.

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.

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 ...

You Say Tomato, I Say Tomato - One Brit's Love Affair with American Culture

George Gabriel | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Gabriel

Readers of my very first blog will remember I couldn't have been more excited when preparing for my inaugural trip across the Atlantic Ocean back in the early stages of 2012. There I sat, carving out the words of my long-anticipated adieu to the green and pleasant land of my birth, to live my very own American dream...

The Art of Loneliness

Aaron Vallely | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Aaron Vallely

Having a friend die young, one realizes that their own existence is not guaranteed simply because of their youth. It might seem obvious, but it can be easily overlooked. Friendship is a quintessential and resplendent activity for each of us all, indeed, a luxury for the living. T

Niamh - The Beautiful Baby Girl I Miss So Much, Even Though I Never Met Her

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

I genuinely think that I was as excited about Becky and Neil expecting Niamh as I was when Carolyn was expecting Anna and Iris. And I don't mean that in a dismissive way about my girls. I love them completely. But I remember Becky telling us that she was pregnant and it was incredible.

Woman Given Up For Adoption Tries Looking For Her Mother Via Facebook, Finds Two Sisters Instead

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Facebook: it's certainly good for some things. Nicholle Oliver, 36, from Pittsburgh, embarked on Facebook search for to look for her mother, posti...

The 'Friends' Reunion

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Furquan Akhtar

Why are we so obsessed with reuniting fictional characters and losing weight? Well the latter may need its own blog but for now let's talk about; Friends: The one with the reunion.