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  • Has it dawned on you recently that you might be a bad friend to the people around you? Fear not! You may not be as terrible as you think. (Then again, you might be worse.)

    7 Easy Ways to Tell If You're a Bad Friend

    7 Easy Ways to Tell If You're a Bad Friend

    by Jorge Vamos5

  • Bromance is the most intense of male relationships. If you want your bromance to last, it's vital that you understand the rules. Don't kill your bromance!

    Bromance: The Rules and How to Destroy It

    Bromance: The Rules and How to Destroy It

    by crankalicious4

  • Unfortunately, sometimes we grow apart from people and realize that we need to end certain friendships. It can be extremely difficult and awkward to do so, especially if your friend does not easily pick up on hints. Here are 5 sneaky psychological tricks to phase someone out without seeming rude.

    How to Cut Off a Friend Without Seeming Rude: 5 Mind Tricks

    How to Cut Off a Friend Without Seeming Rude: 5 Mind Tricks

    by Lucy2

  • Great people will cross our paths, stay a while, and define our lives through the impact of their friendship. It can be devastating when we must end these friendships. The process is never easy.

    Why Friendships End and How to Cope

    Why Friendships End and How to Cope

    by Laura Izett-Irwin25

  • National Friendship Day is on the first Sunday in August. Here are some fun and creative ways to celebrate this special occasion with your nearest and dearest buddies.

    Fun Ways to Celebrate National Friendship Day

    Fun Ways to Celebrate National Friendship Day

    by Sadie Holloway0

  • In order to have a friend one must be a friend. I've compiled 55 reasons to appreciate your friends. We should never take our friends for granted.

    55 Reasons to Appreciate Friends

    55 Reasons to Appreciate Friends

    by Linda Bilyeu66

  • Taking a look at our bonds or lack thereof within our families and circle of friends. How they are established and flourish, or fall apart. Personal outlook on Friends and Family.

    Family and Friends or Friends vs. Family?

    Family and Friends or Friends vs. Family?

    by Paula83

  • Learn how to understand the differences between people who are acquaintances and those who are friends so that you can have a more fulfilling life.

    What You Need to Know About Friendship

    What You Need to Know About Friendship

    by Sondra Rochelle4

  • Friend poaching means moving in on someone else's friend, with or without the intent of upsetting the existing relationship. This article explores the ethics of this behavior.

    Is Friend Poaching Ethical?

    Is Friend Poaching Ethical?

    by ologsinquito6

  • Looking for a badass gangster nickname? Check out this list of 100 gangster nicknames for guys and girls, inspired by the infamous mobsters of the 1920s.

    100 Gangster Nicknames for Guys and Girls

    100 Gangster Nicknames for Guys and Girls

    by Tatiana95

  • While trying to succeed at Life, sometimes friendships suffer and die. Then when you get around to them again, they may have moved on from wanting to re-connect. We have to learn how to accept it when old friendships disappear.

    Why Some People Don't Want to Know You Again

    Why Some People Don't Want to Know You Again

    by Carolyn Gibson23

  • Not everyone you cross paths with will like you and truly want you to be their friend, even if they appear to enjoy your company. In this article, I will share some psychologically-proven ways to determine whether someone is your real friend or merely a distant, detached acquaintance.

    5 Subtle Signs Someone Is an Acquaintance, Not a Friend

    5 Subtle Signs Someone Is an Acquaintance, Not a Friend

    by Lucy6

  • Too busy to grab a coffee and catch up? Not enough hours in the day to find out what your friend's been up to? How do we still come up with these excuses when there is so much technology and means of keeping in touch? This hub lists the top 8 means of staying in contact with your friends - no more excuses!

    Ways to Keep in Touch with Friends

    Ways to Keep in Touch with Friends

    by Melanie Chisnall2

  • So you have a loved one or friends that don't bother with people too much? You hope to get these folks out more? Well as you know, you will have your work cut out for you trying to get difficult people to mesh with friendly, active ones. Hub page provides tips on dealing with antisocial people.

    How to Make Friends for Antisocial People

    How to Make Friends for Antisocial People

    by Nicholl McGuire3

  • Good friends will positively influence you, will lift your spirits, and will appreciate your values. This discussion gives clues to know who's worthy of a lifetime friendship.

    Eight Characteristics of a True Friend

    Eight Characteristics of a True Friend

    by Glenn Stok17

  • Making new friends after a certain age can be pretty intimidating for some. It's one thing to meet people online but an entirely different game when it comes to meeting real live friends.

    How to Make New Friends After 40

    How to Make New Friends After 40

    by Richard Bivins8

  • When friendship is toxic, it is dysfunctional. Instead of being a source of joy and peace—a life preserver, it's more of a danger to your emotional health—an anchor that causes your spirit to sink.

    When Is Friendship Toxic?

    When Is Friendship Toxic?

    by Sallie B Middlebrook PhD12

  • Ending a friendship is no fun but often necessary and sometimes even empowering. It's a way to take a stand and look out for ourselves, eliminating those who drain and deplete us.

    7 Sure Signs It's Time to End a Friendship

    7 Sure Signs It's Time to End a Friendship

    by McKenna Meyers18

  • Believe it or not, toxic people are all around you. You see them every day. You talk to them. You work with them. You're related to them. You may even live with them. Toxic people are bad news. They can be annoying, obnoxious, irritating and...

    How to Handle Toxic People

    How to Handle Toxic People

    by MNM19

  • Does your best friend like you more than just a friend? Maybe you've known each other since you were children, or maybe they've helped you through a hard time. If you suspect that your best friend has feelings for you, you may be right. Let's take a look at the tell-tale signs.

    My Best Friend Is in Love With Me! What Should I Do?

    My Best Friend Is in Love With Me! What Should I Do?

    by Layne Holmes2

  • We grow up, we change and we slowly lose interest in the things we did when we were younger, including the things we did with our friends. Perhaps it’s time to tell our friends that we’ve drifted apart and don’t have as much in common with them as we did before. But how?

    How to Tell Your Friends You've Outgrown Them

    How to Tell Your Friends You've Outgrown Them

    by The Jetstream3

  • Want your friends to enjoy talking with you? Good conversation is an art. Here are five tips to help you practice good conversations skills and become the kind of friend whose call is welcome.

    How to Make Sure Your Friends Enjoy Talking With You

    How to Make Sure Your Friends Enjoy Talking With You

    by Dora Weithers29

  • When a close friend cuts you out of their life, it can be an extremely painful experience. I've gone through this heartache myself, and I will share what I've learned about coping, forgiving, and finally moving on with my life.

    How to Cope When a Friend Cuts You Off

    How to Cope When a Friend Cuts You Off

    by Nicole K159

  • If you're like me, you want to express appreciation to your friends, but aren't sure how. To help with this effort, I've organized sentiments, quotes, and poems for you to use in cards, text messages, and scrapbooking. You can also use these...

    Friendship Quotes and Sentiments

    Friendship Quotes and Sentiments

    by encouragingwords20

  • We all want to improve ourselves and become better people. In the process, we would like to meet like-minded people and make new friends. Here are four principles of communication that will set you apart from the crowd and make you a magnet for new friends.

    4 Steps to Making New Friends

    4 Steps to Making New Friends

    by Chris Mills17

  • If ex-friends maintain the attributes which made them good friends, the end of the friendship will not bring out the worst in them. These five attributes can prevent them from becoming enemies.

    How to Prevent Ex-Friends From Becoming Enemies

    How to Prevent Ex-Friends From Becoming Enemies

    by Dora Weithers32

  • This post discusses how being an achiever, helping your friends, and finding happiness by making your friends happy are some of the ways in which you can naturally earn respect from your peers.

    How to Get Respect From Your Friends

    How to Get Respect From Your Friends

    by princesswithapen3

  • This is a collection of over a hundred kind expressions that you can say to a friend to show your utmost regard and appreciation.

    100+ Nice Things to Say to a Friend

    100+ Nice Things to Say to a Friend

    by Cheeky Kid0

  • Unfortunately, people don't necessarily broadcast their true intentions, so any of us can be fooled by a phony person wanting to get closer to us. Protect yourself from phony people by learning the 12 signs that you're dealing with someone who is fake.

    How to Tell If Someone Is Fake:  Signs of a Phony Person

    How to Tell If Someone Is Fake: Signs of a Phony Person

    by FlourishAnyway89

  • Here are five friendships that you can definitely relate to, including your relationship with your wildest, most interesting friend, the judgemental girl in the group and the "clingy" one.

    5 Toxic, Problematic Friends That Every Girl Has

    5 Toxic, Problematic Friends That Every Girl Has

    by Lucy6

  • Are you looking for fun things to do with friends, either on a school night or the weekend? Look no further! Check out this list of 25 fun things to do with your friends!

    25 Fun Things to Do With Friends

    25 Fun Things to Do With Friends

    by Tatiana11

  • In an age where digital Face Time has replaced authentic face-to-face time, the number of people who report feeling lonely has skyrocketed. Since social interaction is vital to our well-being, I started a neighborhood group to help restore the sense of belonging I was missing.

    How I Overcame Loneliness by Starting a Neighborhood Group

    How I Overcame Loneliness by Starting a Neighborhood Group

    by Viola Horne2

  • The secret to having good friends is to be a good friend to others. Here are some ways we can be the outstanding kind of friends that we want to become:

    5 Ways to Be an Outstanding Friend

    5 Ways to Be an Outstanding Friend

    by David VanAtter1

  • A toxic person may enter your life at some point (maybe they already have), and this article will help you identify and deal with a toxic friend.

    How to Identify a Toxic Friend

    How to Identify a Toxic Friend

    by Rosalie Laroux2

  • So, you wanna ditch some friends, eh? Most people enjoy having giant social circles, but they aren’t always for everyone. Sometimes it’s too stressful and overwhelming to constantly keep up with so many people while your own life may not be...

    How to Graciously Reduce Your Social Circle

    How to Graciously Reduce Your Social Circle

    by Jonathan0

  • Does shyness keep you from reaching out and making new friends? Don't worry, you're not alone. Chances are there are other shy people out there who would like to make new friends, just like you!

    Tips for Making New Friends When You’re Shy

    Tips for Making New Friends When You’re Shy

    by Sadie Holloway0

  • Unfortunately, some people lack social awareness and empathy; here are are 6 signs that it's time to phase out your toxic, narcissistic friend. Do they intrude on your life regularly, yet treat you badly? If so, you're better off without them.

    The Subtly Toxic Friend: 6 Reasons to Cut Them Off

    The Subtly Toxic Friend: 6 Reasons to Cut Them Off

    by Lucy10

  • Friends are important. You need to have them. They help you through the tough times and celebrate the good times with you. But the truth of the matter is that friendship is hard work, especially as you get older and need to divide your time between...

    5 Types of Friends That Might Not Be Worth It

    5 Types of Friends That Might Not Be Worth It

    by Kathryn Vercillo37

  • When a friendship ends, the pain and disappointment may be as traumatic and stressful as a divorce or a break-up. Here are some tips to help you recover after a friendship comes to an end.

    Coping With Disappointment When a Friendship Ends

    Coping With Disappointment When a Friendship Ends

    by Sadie Holloway0

  • Nicknames usually come as a result of some good times spent with friends, but if you are trying to come up with funny nicknames for someone specifically, here are 101 funny nickname ideas!

    101 Funny Nicknames for Guys and Girls

    101 Funny Nicknames for Guys and Girls

    by Tatiana32

  • The slang term, "bro time," has been used to poke fun at men who spend time with each other. The truth is, men who have good male friendships are a lot healthier than those who don't.

    The Importance of Bro Time

    The Importance of Bro Time

    by Mark Tulin0

  • On days when the sense of happiness needs a boost, reading this page will remind me or anyone else of the pleasurable feelings that can result from visiting old friends. Feelings of worth and more!

    Feelings to Cherish When Old Friends Meet

    Feelings to Cherish When Old Friends Meet

    by Dora Weithers48

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