best friends

Rather than telling her you’re just not that into her, you can tell her that the dating part is not working for you and that you value her friendship.

Ask Erin: Help! I Hooked Up With My Best Friend, And It’s Not Working Out 

She’s made all the mistakes, so you don’t have to… Ask Erin is a weekly advice column, in which Erin answers your burning questions about anything at Read...
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"What is very clear to me is that you do not feel secure in this relationship." (image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp)

Ask Erin: Help! I’m Jealous Of My Boyfriend’s BFF’s Relationship 

She’s made all the mistakes, so you don’t have to… Ask Erin is a weekly advice column, in which Erin answers your burning questions about anything at Read...
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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...
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Forget Me Nots: When Your Best Friends Live Over The Hills And Far Away

I sent out Christmas cards this year, which I wrote upon with an actual pen. But it wasn’t always like this. Read...
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Would You Hire a Bridesmaid?

Best friends, sisters, cousins . . . contracted worker? Read...
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Science Says We Share a Surprising Amount of Genes with Our Friends

A new study found that friends are literally our chosen family. Read...
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The First Orgasm (And Other Revelations)

I can’t really remember meeting Josie for the first time—it’s as though she was somehow always there. My childhood forged from her flaxen hair. Read...
Katie Tandy   |   06.13.14   |   SHARE
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5 Reasons Beyonce and Jay Z (Maybe) Skipped Kimye's Wedding

Kris Jenner says the wedding snub was no big deal. We don't buy it. Read...
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