Friendship

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Ellen Pompeo and Sandra Oh in Grey’s Anatomy.

From Suits to Scrubs, these onscreen work wives prove that work and friendship go hand in hand

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Lucy Robinson
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    Mental Health

    How to get comfortable – really genuinely comfortable – asking for help

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    Books

    “Why I started to question if I’d ever want another white friend”

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    Family & Friends

    Is it ever OK to get involved in your friends’ relationships?

Latest Stories

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Relationships

The rise of the social vampire, and how to handle the one in your life

If you don’t know who the social vampire is in your friendship group, there’s a very high chance it’s you...

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Kayleigh Dray
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News

How one New Yorker’s quest for connection turned into a lesson of self-discovery

How one New Yorker went on a quest for connection after moving to London alone during the pandemic.

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Stylist Team
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No More Lonely Friends: the viral internet community could be bringing its meetups to the UK
News

This woman’s post about having “no more lonely friends” went viral – now it’s spreading to the UK

The movement has sparked a series of IRL meet-up events across the US.

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Amy Beecham
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Friendship: why being the “thick-skinned” friend can feel like a curse
Opinion

“Why being the thick-skinned friend feels like a curse to me”

“It’s not an excuse to use me as your emotional dumping ground”

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Amy Beecham
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Morgan Cormack
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‘Reply only’ friends: how to deal with that one mate who never asks about you

Are you always the first to message friends who never return the courtesy? We ask women to share their ‘reply only’ friend experiences and get expert advice.

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Weddings

“They blocked me”: 3 hen parties that ended up ruining a friendship

3 women share all the details on the hen parties that went wrong.

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Hollie Richardson
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Strength

Why you shouldn’t feel guilty if you prioritise your social life over the gym this summer

Post-lockdown life has made prioritising exercise tricky. So don’t do it, says fitness writer Chloe Gray.

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Chloe Gray
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Relationships

5 raw stories of friendships that didn’t survive lockdown

Tales of female friendships that haven’t fared well over a very difficult year.

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Serena Smith
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the pandemic has made me the flaky friend
Relationships

“The pandemic made me the ‘flaky’ friend and I’m OK with it”

The best laid plans...

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Amber Sunner
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Relationships

A therapist’s guide to curbing your people-pleasing habit once and for all

Including getting better at saying “no” and putting yourself first.

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Charley Ross
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Relationships

6 simple ways to be a sober ally if a friend has given up alcohol

From the founder of the Sober Girl Society.

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Alice Porter
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Kayleigh Dray
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‘Success bombing’ is the awkward friendship issue that no one talks about

It’s a symptom of our increasingly narcissistic culture, and it’s having a negative impact on friendships.

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Celebrity

Jennifer Aniston flawlessly explains why marriage shouldn’t be the end goal in love

Getting engaged and married might be “fantastic”, but it shouldn’t be all we strive for, says the Friends star.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Life

4 steps to building healthy relationships with your flatmates

No more passive aggressive WhatsApp messages.

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Alice Porter
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5 women describe their bittersweet post-lockdown reunions with their friends
Relationships

Friends reunited: 6 women describe their bittersweet post-lockdown reunions

The lifting of certain restrictions means that gal pals can reunite.

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Charley Ross
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Wellbeing

“How a fitness challenge motivated me to find my community”

Fitness challenges are just about pushing yourself physically – they can also have added social benefits.

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Danai Nesta Kupemba
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How to make friends as an adult
Relationships

8 tips for making new friends when you’re an adult

It doesn't involve friendship dating apps.

Posted by
Alice Porter
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Wellbeing

The real influence of your friends and partner on your fitness routine

An expert explains the science behind ‘concordance’.

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Kimberley Wilson
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Alex Sims
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How to know when it’s time to break up with a friend

Managing our friendships is an important form of self-care

Why we need mental health first aiders in the workplace
Mental Health

This is what getting a hug does to your brain

Even a 10-second squeeze can improve your health, so we're happy to be able to hug again from Monday 17 May.

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Amy Beecham
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