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What Should You Do When You Have No Friends?
If you don't have any friends right now, don't worry. It happens to people from time to time. Here is how to make friends when you're lonely.
50 Ways to Meet People and Make New Friends
Fifty ways to meet new people and build friendships.
Great Gift Ideas for Your Best Friend
Ideas for getting something special for the closest friendship you have.
10 Things Not to Do If You Want to Make Friends...
Making friends at work is easy, especially if you avoid doing these ten things.
How Do You Know When to End a Friendship?
Some friendships don't last forever, and that means you may need to walk away from a friend. It's not an easy decision, to be sure. Here are times when people typically end a friendship.
Can't Tell If They're Really a Friend? Here's...
When you're unsure about a friend, here are five questions to ask yourself that can help you decide.
What to Do When Friends Pull Away
How to deal with a friend who suddenly stops returning calls or emails.
10 Websites That Help You Meet New Friends
Finding a friend or two online can be a good way to meet new people.
Mentors, BFFs, and More: 6 Kinds of Friends You...
All about different levels of friendship.
5 Reasons You're Losing Friends
When you are losing friends, here are some reasons to figure out why.
4 Signs That Your Friendship Is Ending
No one likes it when one of their friendships comes to an end, but it's even more difficult when you don't see it coming. Here are some signs that your friendship is in trouble.
6 Tips for Ending a Friendship
Breaking up with a friend in a positive and healthy way will help keep you in the right frame of mind so you can move forward.
4 Tips to Working Through a Fall Out With a...
Moving on after an argument. Friendship.
Feeling Left Out of the Crowd? What to Do When...
What does it mean if your friends exclude you from their plans? It can be the first sign of a problem or it can be reasonable behavior within a friendship, depending on the situation.
5 Tips on Dealing with a Selfish Friend
Dealing with friends who are selfish.
Tips for Dealing With a Clingy Friend
Clingy friends should be handled carefully to avoid hurting their feelings.
A Proper Apology Needs This One Thing to Make...
How to apologize to your friend.
3 Times You Shouldn't Apologize:It's Not Always...
Apologizing to a friend is usually a good idea, but there are times when you should wait to say you're sorry.
Why it's so difficult to leave a toxic...
Toxic friendships need special care when it comes to saying goodbye.
5 Things to Help You Understand Your Extroverte...
How to better understand your extroverted friends.
3 Ways to Deal With a Friend That Won't Forgive...
If your friend is still angry with you, he or she might want to stay away rather than make up.
Why Your Introverted Friend Really Hates to...
Reasons why most introverts don't like to make small talk.
4 Great Quotes About False Friends
Quotes about false or negative friends.
What to Do When a Friendship Ends and You Don't...
Do you have a friendship that is slowly ending but your don't have a clue as to why?
5 quotes about selfish people
Being too selfish probably means you don't have many friends, but how do you balance things so you're not a doormat? These quotes help highlight the key to a balanced life and good friendships.
Think you're self-aware?
Being self-aware can really help with getting and keeping friends.
How Do You Know When It's Time to End a...
Reasons why you might need to end a friendship.
9 Savvy Questions to Help Start a Friendship...
When you're getting to know new friends, these questions will help you bond a bit more quickly.
4 ways to respond when a friend shuts you out.
What you can do when a friend suddenly stops talking to you.
5 Things That Can Kill a Friendship--and How to...
Will your friendship make it for the long haul? Here are five things that derail a friendship.
Your Friend Doesn't Seem Happy For You - Now...
When you have something amazing happen in your life, you want your pals to share your joy. But if your friends aren't happy for the good things in your world, what should you do?
How to Become a Natural at Small Talk
A basic skill everyone needs to make friends is the ability to make small talk.
3 Major Reasons Friendships Don't Last
Possible reasons why even relationships with your close friends don't stay solid.
Is It Normal Not to Have a Best Friend?
Do you need a best friend? Is it normal not to have one?
Signs You Have a Healthy Friendship
Strong friendships can help you through bad times and make the good times seem all the better. How do you keep your friendships healthy? Here are some tips.
7 Facts About Introverts
Tips for making friends with introverts.
Friendship 101 for Introverts:4 Steps for Success
Introverts can have a full life filled with friends they enjoy. Here's how to make friends and build a social life you feel comfortable with.
Are You in an Unbalanced Friendship?
Some friendships are one-sided, meaning that one person does the calling and making plans.
11 Hobbies That Will Help You Make New Friends
Things to do that get you out of the house and on your way to meet new friends.
5 Awesome Ways to Show a Friend You Appreciate...
How to show thanks to a friend. Friendship.
7 Fun Activities to do When Hanging Out With...
Activities for guy friends to do.
4 Ways to Deal With the Feeling of Loneliness
How to find good friends when you're lonely.
8 Ways to Make Your Platonic Friendship Work
Men and women can be just friends if they establish a few boundaries.
How to Have Proper Expectations for a Lasting...
Having reasonable expectations is important in a friendship.
Get closer to that friend. Here's how.
Becoming friends often happens naturally, but you can speed up the bonding process.
Great gift ideas for the people at work.
Giving a small gift is a nice gesture when making friends at work. Here are some ideas on making them personal.
What to Consider When Distancing Yourself from...
How to distance yourself from a friend respectfully.
Are they an acquaintance? Good friend? Here's...
Is someone a friend or just an acquaintance?
What is an emotional vampire?Hint:It has...
What type of person is an emotional vampire?
Do you always have to call your friends first?...
Some friends are always the one to call their pals and make plans.
Got a Friend Who Is Cheating? Here's How to...
A friend's affair can be detrimental to your friendship.
4 Ways to Know That Someone is Truly a Friend
At one point can you call someone a friend? Here are some ways to tell if your friendship is real.
A new gig? Here's how to make friends.
One of the hardest things about starting a new job is simply that you don't know anyone. Making friends quickly can help you navigate the corporate culture and fit in.
Got a friend who struggles with loneliness?...
Loneliness can hit anyone. Here's how to help a friend who feels lonely.
7 topics that are great for small talk
What Makes for Good Small Talk? Making small talk is definitely an art, but the upside is that the more you do it, the better you'll be at it.
Reasons you don't have any friends. The harsh...
Reasons why you might be without friends.
How to Set Personal Boundaries in Your...
How to set personal boundaries and improve your friendships.
Shakespeare Friendship Quotes
Who better to comment on the state of friendship than William Shakespeare? We've pulled quotes from several of his most famous plays and explained how they relate to friendships of today.
11 Great Quotes About Best Friends
Quotes about the importance of best friends.
The positively easiest way to make new friends.
Answer to the question, what's the best way to make friends?
Checked Out Meetup Lately? Here's the Scoop
Meetup is a good site for finding things to do with the friends you already have, or meeting new people.
5 Key Traits of a Good Friend
Being a good friend means that you will take care of your friendship and be a cherished part of your friend's life.
Does your friend dump you when she gets a new...
Some friends think they should only hang out when they have absolutely nothing else to do. If they meet a new guy or gal to date, they dump their friends.
5 Ways to Keep Your Friendships Strong
Five simple ways to show your friends you care. You might be surprised at the fifth suggestion on this list!
10 Super Nice Things You Can Do for Your Friends
Taking a friend out for coffee or lunch, writing a note, buying their favorite movie for them or baking cookies can all help you strengthen your friendship.
Here's how to deal with the person who just...
When someone does not want to be your friend.
4 ways positive friends help you
Having positive friends in your life can help in a variety of ways.
10 Ways to Have More Friends
Having more friends means that you nurture your current friendships and make new connections.
Say you're sorry in a note. Here's how.
When you make a big mistake with a friend, it might be helpful to write a note of apology.
Should a friendship last forever?
Some friendships last many years, while others fade away after a few months. Is it normal when a friendship doesn't last a lifetime?
You're clingy and dependent, now what? How can...
How to act when you've been clingy with a friend.
What to Do When Your Friend Is Giving You the...
When your friend gives you the silent treatment, it is easy to assume the worst. Here are some tips on talking with a friend who will not respond.
4 Types of People You Should Never Friend on...
There are certain people you should never be friends with on Facebook.
Verbal Abuse Happens In Friendship - Here's How...
Verbal abuse between friends. Friendship.
New Year's Resolutions Sure to Strengthen Your...
Things to work on this year to improve your life and friendships.
You're busy, sure.... but here's how to make...
We are all busy, but if you let your schedule get the best of you, your friendships will suffer.
What Can Introverts Teach Us About Friendship?
Introverts usually have close friendships, and we can all learn to have better friendships from the traits they have.
Can you accept an apology gracefully?
The right way to accept an apology.
How to take the high road even when you don't...
What it means to take the high road.
Can't find a friend? Here's 5 reasons why.
If you're having a hard time making friends, perhaps the reason lies in one of these five common problems.
Great Quotes to Keep You Positive About Life...
Being positive helps you meet and keep friends. Here are some sayings that can help you feel more positive.
4 Places to Volunteer and Meet New Friends
Several volunteer organizations offer wonderful opportunities for donating your time, and they also allow you to meet a variety of people. This opens up your world to making new friends.
Proverbs About Friendship
Proverbs that speak to friendship.
When a Friend Posts Unflattering Pictures of...
One of the most maddening and hurtful things that can happen between friends is when someone posts an unflattering picture of you online.
4 Ways to Foster Positive Friendships
How to find friends that are a positive influence on your life.
5 Things You Should Never Do for a Friend
Just because someone is your friend doesn't mean you should do just anything for them. Here's some things you should never do for a friend.
How to Respectfully End a Friendship
How to end a friendship respectfully.
3 Tips for Arguing With Friends in a Healthy Way
Arguing isn't a bad thing, but how you do it makes all the difference. Here's how to argue in a respectful way with your friend.
8 Famous Writers Offer Their Thoughts on...
If you need a quote or two to express the beauty of friendship, look no further. The following quotes will surely leave you inspired.
3 Ways to Deal With Friends That Hide Stuff...
How to handle things if your friend is hiding something from you.
Too Busy for Friends? Do You Want Them or Not?
How to avoid pushing away a friend because of a busy schedule.
Friends who lie? Here's how to handle them.
Do your friends lie to you? You're not alone. Here are some clues on what it may mean and what you can do about it.
5 Signs That Someone Wants to Become Friends...
How can you tell if someone is interested in being your friend? Here are some signs.
6 of the Worst Gifts to Give a Friend
Bad gifts that you just should not give.
Is That Best Friendship You Like So Much One...
Is it normal to have someone in your life who you consider a best friend, but who perhaps doesn't feel the same way about you?
How to Deal With a Friend Who Talks Over You
Friends who talk over you. Friendship.
Wondering if she's a frenemy? Here's how to tell.
Signs that the friend in your life is really a frenemy.
8 Ways to Make Yourself More Likable at Work
Tips for getting coworkers to like you, which can lead to a happier work environment.
5 Rules of Friendship No One Talks About
It's time we wrote the unwritten rules of friendship. Here are some common sense things you should know.
What it means to be in a bromance.
Are you or your guy in a bromance? Would you know if you were?
When You Say Something That Can't Be Taken Back
What to do when you say something you didn't mean to say.
What Does It Really Mean to Be Lonely?
Signs and definition of loneliness.
Why Is It Important to Develop Social Grace?
What it means to have social grace, and why it's important to friendship.
Desperate for friends? 4 tips to help.
Being desperate for friends can cause you to make poor choices when it comes to spending time with people. Here are some signs that you might be desperate and what you can do about it.
What Are the Pros and Cons of Becoming Friends...
Should you become friends with people at work? Here are some thoughts.
5 signs that you're jealous of a friend
Signs that you're jealous of a friend.
What to buy that brand new friend of yours.
Things to give a friend you haven't known that long.
5 Things You Should Never Assume About a Friend
We all get comfortable in relationships over time, but that doesn’t mean you can assume things about your friendship. Here are five things never to take for granted.
How to Make Friends in a New City
Moving to a new city can be exciting. While connecting with new people isn't always easy, you can do it, and these strategies will help.
3 tips for making friends through sports
Making new friends as you play sports.
Got a friend who takes advantage of you? Here's...
What to do when a friend is asking too much of you.
7 Wonderful Quotes About Friendship From Winnie...
Inspirational friendship quotes from A. A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh.
5 ways to find a friend who shares your faith
How to make a new friend at church.
6 ways social networking ruins your friendships
Five ways sites like Facebook actually make friendships weaker.
6 pros and cons about having a BFF
Positive and negative points of best friend relationships.
Her friend suddenly stopped talking to her....
How to deal with a person who suddenly stops talking to you.
In today's world, handwritten notes mean an...
A letter penned in your own hand can be a special way to let your friend know that you are grateful for their friendship.
7 ways to make a new friend at work
How to develop friendships with business acquaintances and coworkers.
When Your Friend Drifts Away From You
How to handle a friend that drifts away from you.
Becoming friends with an established group of...
How to get accepted into a large group of established friends.
3 Reasons Why Continually Making Friends Is...
Reasons why it's a good idea to continually make friends, even if you have some now.
10 Quotes About Friendship by Maya Angelou
Ten quotes about friendship from Maya Angelou.
Learn more about Girlfriend Social
Girlfriend Social can help you meet other female friends.
Got low self-esteem? Here's how it could hurt...
Learn how to tackle self esteem issues so you can have better relationships.
How to tell your friend the truth without...
Being gently honest means that you take their feelings into consideration.
The Golden Rule
Definition of the Golden Rule, especially as it applies to friendship.
5 Great Gift Ideas for Your Best Gal Pals
What to buy for your girl friend.
The Real Reason You Keep Going Back to That...
The reason you stay with a friend who hurts you emotionally and how you can finally break free.
6 Mistakes People Make With Small Talk
Small talk is a powerful tool in conversation, but only if you avoid these mistakes.
How to (Really) Find Genuine Friends Online
Finding real, genuine friends online.
4 Ways to Tell When Someone Doesn't Want to Be...
Signs that someone does not want to be friends with you.
You apologized but your friend didn't. Now what?
When you apologize but your friend doesn't say they are sorry in return.
Psst, Have You Heard? Gossip Hurts Friendships
When your friend gossips about you, it erodes the trust in your relationship.
A homemade journal you can make for a friend.
Celebrate the special times you've had with your friend by making this unique memory journal. Your friend is sure to keep it for years to come.
8 ways to improve communication with your...
If you and your friend are having a lot of misunderstandings, you need to improve the level of communication. Here's how.
Feeling like you need a few more friends?...
How can you tell if you need more friends.
5 double dates to do with your couples friends.
Finding a couple that you and your significant other can bond with is no easy thing, but when you do, why not try these fun activities when you get together.
5 Bible Quotes on Friendship
Bible versus that speak specifically about friends.
Things to Consider Before Reviving an Old...
There are many ways to start up a new friendship with an old friend.
Are they a friend? Or a mentor? How to tell the...
Finding a mentor can help you learn more about yourself and help you with all the relationships in your life.
Do You Believe One of These Friendship Myths?
Do you buy into one of these myths about friendship?
How You Can Let Go of Anger After Getting Hurt...
Forgiveness is good for you. Letting things go so you can move on to a happier place is the secret to a long and healthy friendship. But how do you accomplish this when you are angry and hurt?
Yup, She Canceled Again - Here's How to Respond...
Friends who always cancel can be a challenge to deal with. Here are some tips on how to respond to the friend that never follows through.
How to deal with the awkwardness of unfriending...
Facebook allows you a variety of settings to block or end online friendships, but sometimes it's just not enough. In those cases, you might need to unfriend someone.
6 Ways to Make a Great First Impression
Making a good impression right out of the gate when you meet someone new will give you a better chance of becoming friends with them.
Types Of Apologies
Apologies come in different types, so which one do you use? Here are some guidelines.
Things to Consider Before Ending a Friendship
You might be frustrated and angry at your friend, but do you really want to break up? Here are some things to try before it comes to ending your friendship.
These types of events may just cause your...
You cannot always predict when a friendship will end, but during these times makes it more likely.
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