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Friendship

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Making friends used to be so easy. It happened after you swapped your PB&J sandwich for her tuna fish, or maybe when you shared a bunk at summer camp. In college, you might have commiserated...

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Long ago and far away, the Chinese decided that different years would coincide with different animals and that would mean something to us. The 12-year cycle of the Chinese lunar calendar is based...

Twelve Friendship Vows to Make with Your BFF
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When it comes to friendship—best friendship—it's easy to focus on the fun stuff and forget about the hard stuff. Shopping, talking, getting drunk on white wine, and...

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When we’re just getting to know someone—a friend, a business associate, a romantic partner—being inquisitive about the other person’s background and interests is a healthy and inevitable part of...

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Girl crushes – we have all had one. She may have flawless hair or a kick-butt wardrobe. She could be a celebrity, coworker, or random woman on the street. Just like a boy crush, a girl crush can...

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As a friend, when is it OK for you to tell a close friend they're in a dead-end relationship and should kick that man to the curb? The 4-Way panel weighs in.

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Trust is what keeps our society functioning. Evolutionarily speaking, we must trust to survive. But it can be a slippery thing. What makes us trust people? And more curiously, how can we trust...

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In this installment of the 4-Way Panel, the group gives advice to a woman who feels betrayed after a flirty friend reveals that he's in a relationship. Do you agree with their advice?

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What do you do when a good friend is blissfully unaware she's been cheated on: burst her bubble or keep quiet? See what your relationship experts had to say in this installment of the 4-Way...

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There are few things more infuriating than trying to talk to someone who has to “one-up” everyone she talks to – someone who views each piece of small talk as a chance for supreme conversational...

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A run-in with a drama queen can happen at any stage in life – in high school, at work, on the subway – sometimes it seems inevitable. Whether you are stuck in the middle, trying to avoid it, or a...

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One of the most important parts of life are the friendships you have. Close friends are like a chosen family: they are the people you choose to have in your life on a long-term basis and you love...

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Some people ooze effortlessly cool vibes, while others sit in the corner staring at the cool table in the high school cafe. New studies suggest there may be a correlation between our genetic...

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It's easy to get frustrated by the ever-shrinking dating pond, but it seems worse when others are succeeding in the same pond. The 4-way talks race and dating.

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One of the things I love about being in a relationship is that my friend circle multiplies. But what happens to those newly formed friendships when the relationship ends?

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We've all tried at some point, but can you really be friends with an ex? The 4-way discusses how to "break up" with an ex/friend when it just isn't working out.

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It's hard when a crush doesn't reciprocate your feelings, but what do you do when you see that person every day? The 4-way panel gives one reader some advice on moving on.

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"I think we should just be friends" is easier said than done especially when old feelings start popping back up. One reader asked the 4-way panel to weigh in on remaining friends with an...