Friendship

We Need to Talk About Ana

Maliha Reza | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Maliha Reza

If you are supporting someone through this then stay strong. They need you to be. They are full of intense regret and self-deprecation, and your support and love will be one thing getting through the barrier and to the starting line of a healthy life.

Someone Invented A Tampon You Can Share With Your BFF

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has invented a double tampon designed for two gal pals to use... at the same time... while menstruating. We'll give you a moment to let th...

11 Things You Want To Tell Your Pals About Their Phone Addiction

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We've all been there: you're sat opposite your friend, detailing your latest life woes and then they do the unthinkable... They pull their phone ou...

Woman Posts 'Groom Wanted' Ad In Newsagent Window On Friend's Behalf

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Nowadays, it's pretty easy to land a date. All you need to do is download a dating app, get swiping and get chatting. Obviously this doesn't mean your...

Woman's Kindness To Lonely Older Woman Finds Her A Friend For Life

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has told of how she's found a new lunch friend for life by committing the simplest act of kindness. Brooke Ochoa from Texas was walking int...

Fair Weather

Julie Elizabeth | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Elizabeth

While engrossed in grief, the seasons sadly don't always represent their metaphorical meanings. Good weather does not always bring with it good times. Relationships that had remained strong and fulfilling in fair weather had turned to destructive depressions in grayer times.

A Letter to My Friends on International Friendship Day 2015

Dawn Kofie | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK
Dawn Kofie

So what I'm left with is you lot, my self-selected family. A constellation of kind, patient, clever and very funny people. I'm lucky to have you.

Through My Friends, I Learnt To Be 'Me'

Ciara Lawrence | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK
Ciara Lawrence

I haven't always found it easy to make friends. I used to be really aware of my learning disability and I used to worry about what other people thought of me. I was quiet and not myself. I found it hard to talk about having a learning disability because I didn't want people to think I was stupid.

A Message for My Friends

Kate Elliott | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Elliott

Mental health problems can be so very isolating at times. Last week I was a bit of a social butterfly, catching up with three friends who I've not seen in far too long. Some days it's tricky, there have been times when seeing people has just been really hard and I've avoided certain social situations. This is a message to my friends...

It's Official: Having A Big Group Of Mates Could Help You Live Longer

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Friends: they laugh with you, drunk cry with you, and most importantly, they put up with your drama 24/7. But sadly, some of us choose to let hecti...

The Ghosts of Friendships Past

Sarah Pylas | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Pylas

At the time, it was certainly easier for me to avoid a big falling out. I felt no animosity towards anyone, just no longer had the same desire to hang out. Would admitting this have been fairer on them, or served only to lessen my own guilt?

Mental Health Stigma Is Still Alive

Danielle Lowe | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

People keep insisting that the stigma of mental health problems are long gone. From institutions saying it's okay to speak up about your mental health...

Mummy Speed Dating

Elfa Wilmot | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Parents
Elfa Wilmot

It's a bit tedious going to playgroups and meeting mums at school and having to spend months figuring out who you want in your gang. Mummy Speed Dating would make life a lot easier. If you had four minutes with each mum, what would you look for? This is how I would suss out my mummy friend soul mate.

This Bunch of Friends Is Changing London

William Barylo | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
William Barylo

Have you ever dreamt about exploring the cultural treasures of London but wondering how to access it and get immersed in these wonderful universes?

There's No One I'd Rather Talk About My Vagina With...

Amy Ransom | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Parents
Amy Ransom

I'm sitting in the park and on the table in front of me are a new NCT group. They've all met up with newborns and husbands and I've had to stop myself from going over and sitting with them. Joining in their conversation. Talking about my piles. And giving unsolicited advice. (Yup. I'm going to be THAT type of MIL. Shoot me now. Do it.)

It's Okay Not to Be Resilient All the Time

Vicky Bullen | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Bullen

A quick straw poll of some of my friends and colleagues revealed that, whilst many of the emerging themes were common resilience themes, a real plethora of slightly unexpected techniques came through - so I thought I would share some of those.

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 06.07.2015 | 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 29.06.2015 | 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...