It sounds simple but making eye contact, smiling, saying hello, and acknowledging someone else, by name, are crucial first steps in starting a friendship.
Female friendship is often misportrayed in movies, films and books–probably because of its complexity. That’s why I was thrilled to see Frances Ha, a new indie film that takes a look at a friendship between two women in their late-20s.
A common language, customs and culture can help bridge distance but don’t always make for solid ex-pat friendships.
I am writing for help with ending a friendship nicely. I met a friend at a playground three years ago and the friendship started because she was moving to the area and we both had sons the same age.
Each of my women friends has — or had — good qualities, but ultimately, the positive didn’t outweigh the negative. Is my laziness in trying to make new (better, more compatible) friends an aging thing?
It’s not uncommon for a gay friend or straight friend to feel threatened when a close friend falls in love with someone else but extreme possessiveness can be a friendship killer.