Category: Friendship

Sex, books, exotic travel and the genius of Parks & Recreation. They sound like the conversation topics from an amazing first date, but in fact they all came up...

It’s 2 a.m. I’m still awake, still making lists, still racking my brain—what am I forgetting? What else could go wrong that I could anticipate? Plan for? What else...

I have a neighborhood friend who I used to go to dinners with, our kids would play in the street, and we’d spend hours venting about how hard motherhood...

There was a time when I could think of nothing worse than an unexpected message from an old friend. As an introvert, the thought of catching up with someone...

You know you’ve got a great “gal pal” when after you grab drinks or go out to a movie she says, “Text me when you get home safe,” or...

I’d know her for 30 years — we grew up together in a tiny town and would daydream about a bigger life as we flipped through the pages of...

What happened? When did the art of conversation and friendship wither up and die under the weight of fear and offence? When did we begin censoring our own interactions?...

I love the idea of book clubs and always have since I tried to start one with my neighbors in 2006. Alas, every time I’ve tried to join one,...

My sister, Kassie, and I had our tough times growing up, as most siblings do, but we mostly got along. I wouldn’t have called us best friends, but we...

As we grow and go through different phases in our lives, things change: our makeup and skin care routine, the way we nourish our bodies, how much sleep we...