Friendship

Friendship, breaking news, photos, comments, social media posts on this topic.

  • Lockdown easing: seeing friends again causes fomo and flakiness.
    Life

    Why FOMO and flakiness are about to come back in a big way

  • Lady Gaga and Ariana Rain on Me music video.
    Life

    The real lesson Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s new video teaches us

  • mental-health-support
    Long Reads

    Catching feelings? Here’s how to protect yourself from others’ negative emotions

Latest Stories

A woman on Zoom with her friends
Life

Why it’s OK to tell your friends you need space – even during lockdown

Because we all need a break sometimes.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
Published
Birthday balloons
Life

How to celebrate a birthday during the coronavirus pandemic

The ultimate guide to a socially distanced special day.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
Published
Best board games for 2 players
Life

13 brilliant board games you can play with just 2 players

Stuck at home without your trusty tabletop game group? Try one of these board games on for size…

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
Published
Life

Worried about a friend in lockdown? Try these simple ways to brighten their day

From supporting someone whose lost their job to missing a birthday celebration, these little ways to keep in touch can help.

Posted by
Megan Murray
Published
Posted by
Lauren Geall
Published

Why talking to friends on Zoom can feel like a chore

After the initial excitement of video calling our friends, more and more of us are finding our motivation to socialise dwindle.

Life

20 signs that your sister is your best friend

Because a) it’s National Siblings Day, and b) sisters are literally the best, you guys…

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
Published
A woman on FaceTime or Zoom
Life

Thought lockdown had ended the age of FOMO? Think again

Our obsession with Zoom may be to blame...

Posted by
Lauren Geall
Published
Being single during quarantine.
Opinion

Single in quarantine: “I can’t remember the last time I hugged somebody”

One writer shares the realities of being single during the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
Published
Life after coronavirus lockdown
Life

18 things we’re all going to do when coronavirus lockdown is over

Someone asked people on Reddit what they’re going to do when the Covid-19 pandemic is over, and their answers were so beautiful.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
Published
Life

5 ways to talk about anything other than coronavirus

Suggestions for maintaining vital contact without focusing on the C-word.

Posted by
Alicia Lutes
Published
Coronavirus in the UK: “Covid-19 meant my friend had to leave the country without a goodbye”
Life

“Coronavirus meant my friend had to leave the UK without a goodbye”

If Covid-19 teaches us anything, let it be to this: make time for the people you love whenever you can, and appreciate the hell out of them always.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
Published
Posted by
Hollie Richardson
Published

Hate making phone calls? That’s probably about to change

Here's why you should pick up the phone and call you friends, family and colleagues today.

Two women on the phone
Life

4 practical ways to support someone worried about the coronavirus pandemic

Because we need each other more than ever.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
Published
Rabbit running
Life

Always late or perpetually punctual? The great late debate is raging

Everyone's in one camp or the other

Posted by
Hannah Keegan
Published
reading-books
Books

27 comforting books to stop you feeling lonely

“This book is the equivalent of a cosy light in the window welcoming me in.”

Posted by
Sarah Biddlecombe
Published
Life

“Self-isolating is helping my friendships in these surprising little ways”

I’m certain that each and every little pick-me-up message is what’s going to get us through this...

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
Published
Long Reads

“I married my best friend – but not in the way you might think”

“Reader, I did marry her. To someone else, as it happens, but I’d like to think I let her go graciously.”

Posted by
Lauren Bravo
Published
Halsey denies pregnancy rumours
People

Halsey is fed up of the expectation to be “impulsive” and “spontaneous” in relationships

“This year, I put my foot down. I don’t care if everybody thinks I’m boring...”

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
Published
Posted by
Alexandra Jones
Published

“30 things I still don’t know, despite being 30”

The milestone age of turning 30 should really come with an instruction manual.

mental-health
Long Reads

“A friend told me I was ‘draining’ when struggling with my mental health”

Needing support with your mental health does not make you a burden.

Posted by
Jenny Haward
Published