female friendship

At a certain point in my adulthood, I stopped trying to force friendships that just didn’t work.

How To Break Up With Your Best Friend 

How do you break up with a best friend? Read...
Melissa Petro    |   08.15.17   |   SHARE
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Yes, it’s an honor to be part of the bride-tribe. But for some, it can be an impossible ask.

Can You Say No To Being A Bridesmaid? Yes, Here's How

The exact way to decline a bridesmaid invite and avoid the bride’s hate. Read...
Monique Bowley of Mamamia    |   04.26.17   |   SHARE
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Despite our skin tones, our realities weren’t that disparate.

My White Childhood Best Friend Was Forbidden to See Me — Until She Found Me 29 Years Later

When her parents picked her up the next day, their eyes bored into ours with disgust. Not only was I black, but my otherwise white cousins were one- Read...
Shannon Luders-Manuel    |   04.14.17   |   SHARE
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I need these nights now more than ever.

On Feminist Nights, Self-Care, And The Importance of Female Friendship

I need a reminder that this political nightmare can change, and that I’m not alone in my sense of helplessness, hopelessness. I need a reminder that Read...
Molly Thomson    |   03.15.17   |   SHARE
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How do you make the leap to ask out a potential friend? (Image: Unsplash/ Eli DeFaria)

5 Tips For Making Grown-Up Friends 

Making friends as a grown woman is hard. I figured out a few tips on how to set up successful one-on-one friend dates, as well as how to handle the Read...
Gemma Hartley    |   02.23.17   |   SHARE
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I’m the idiot who will open your message and not reply for four days if I don’t do it the minute I see it.

How To Know If You Have A Bad Friend Or You're The Bad Friend 

On recognizing the personality trait that was damaging my friendships without me realising it... Read...
Zara McDonald of Mamamia    |   02.20.17   |   SHARE
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Melissa asked my mom for a banana and said, “All of the ones at my house have condoms on them.”

First Love and Condom-Covered Bananas

Standing in the kitchen of my South Beach condo, I hear in my head what my mom said during my recent visit to California. “Be more vulnerable,” she Read...
Carina Ost    |   01.4.17   |   SHARE
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Friends Wanted: On Trying To Make New Friends As A Stay-At-Home Mom

While I knew I was lucky to have everything I’d worked for—family, a new apartment, financial stability — I also knew that I had never felt so lonely. Read...
Suvi Mahonen of Role Reboot    |   01.2.17   |   SHARE
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