Friendship

What It Means to Lead

Shannon Edwards | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Edwards

While fighting sadness, fatigue and pain over the past two years, Kate has written tirelessly about her friends, her family, her love of fashion; she's encouraged us to look at the devastating realities of Africa. She helped define who and how you can grieve if you don't know someone going through this intimately.

Christmas Cards - Is It Time to Stamp Them Out?

Paul Marshall | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Comedy
Paul Marshall

The trouble is that we all tend to think we're a little more well-liked than we are. Therefore, the receiving of a Hallmark offering is often the only validation we have of our self-perceived popularity.

The Lifestyle Implications of Your Social Network

Sophie Dundovic | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Dundovic

Human beings are social animals. This is something we've known for a long time, but often neglect in practice. Maintaining our social interactions is a fundamental human need, and consequently holds many undervalued benefits to our health, our well-being and our economic prosperity.

Make a Friend...Any Friend...

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

I've been thinking about friendship a lot recently. Because friendship is a weird thing in recovery. Any recovery. From anything. Recovery teaches you that you can never assume how a friend will act.

How to Be Happy - A Simple Formula!

David Hurst | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Hurst

We all know that seeing a friend has this positive effect, but sometimes we repeatedly push it away in pursuit of happiness by other means. But in the pursuit of "achieving" this other happiness, we usually neglect what we know does make us happy: spending time with friends.

The Truth About Growing Up

Daphne Ashley Sze | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Daphne Ashley Sze

Nobody said it was easy. We're all shoved into a momentary oblivion with clouded judgment and unclear future. We're forced to choose between two things we can't let go of, and punished to cry in silence and accept defeat. But really, most of the time, we are almost always forced to grow up.

So, What's Your Situation?

Sonja Lewis | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sonja Lewis

Often when such friendships end, they end rather badly, like a romance gone sour. Over the years, I have learned that not honouring purely situational friendships with closure leaves them existing in the subconscious mind. Not only does this bind us to the past, but often it does so negatively.

How to Tell When Your Friendship Has Ended

Liberty Forrest | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

It's true that sometimes friendships can be kind of lopsided. One friend might have an ongoing issue and needs some support for a while. Perhaps for a very long while. And you're doing all the giving and that friend is doing all the receiving. But then there are times it works the other way and you're on the receiving end for a while.

The Importance of Female Friendships

Robyn Harris | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Robyn Harris

If there's one piece of ultimately invaluable advice that I can offer to women and girls of all ages, it is that there is nothing more important in this world than creating and maintaining strong, positive and ebullient friendships with other women.

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 05.12.2014 | 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 28.11.2014 | 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 26.11.2014 | 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 19.11.2014 | 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 02.11.2014 | 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 27.10.2014 | 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.