friends

11 Qualities That Make A Good Friend, According To Experts

When it comes to friendships, you may be closer to some people than others, which is perfectly fine. While some friends may be more in the “casual acquaintance” category, others may be within your inner circle. Of course, there are several traits of …
By Natalia Lusinski

8 Things You'd Say To Your Best Friend That You Should Also Say To Yourself

Most anyone who’s ever been to therapy has heard the term “positive self-talk.” In a nutshell, it’s the idea that you should be nicer to yourself in your own internal dialogue. So say, for example, you didn’t get a job that you wanted. Instead of div…
By Emma McGowan

9 Boundaries You Should Have In Your Friendships, According To Experts

When it comes to friendships, although you may think they can sustain themselves naturally, there are still boundaries that apply. At least, there should be. Just like with any relationship, boundaries in friendships help both people keep their relat…
By Natalia Lusinski

14 Song Lyrics For Your National Best Friends Day Instagram Caption

How do you like to celebrate National Best Friends Day? Do you park your friend in a comfortable chair and bask in the glow of their radiant face as if it were a happy lamp and you were your February self? Do you corral your whole crew into one room …
By Claire Lampen

11 Funny Texts To Send Your BFFs On National Best Friends Day

I take vows of friendship very seriously. As someone who has gone through numerous bouts of insecurity and anxiety, I have always heavily relied on the strength of my friendships to put me back together once i've fallen apart. I truly believe that I …
By Iman Hariri-Kia

8 Ways To Transition A Work Friendship Into An IRL One

When you start a new job, figuring out who to sit next to at lunch seems like a big enough hurdle. But as you learn how to make friends in the office, the next question becomes: how do you make your work buddy into an actual, real life friend? And wh…
By Eva Taylor Grant

9 Times Monica On 'Friends' Used Her Annoying Habits To Totally Save The Day

Monica Geller has many flaws. She's a control freak, perfectionist, an obsessive cleaner, picky, and extremely competitive. She's also loving, persistent, an excellent cook, and fiercely loyal to her friends. And those good traits wouldn't exist with…
By Olivia Truffaut-Wong

8 Things To Do If You Don’t Like Your Friend’s Partner

It's a well-known adage that you shouldn't tell your friend that you dislike their partner. It just generally doesn't go well. So figuring out what to do if you don't like your friend's partner can be incredibly tough. Unfortunately though, it's a co…
By Eva Taylor Grant

The 'Friends' Character You're Most Like, Based On Your Myers-Briggs Type

Everyone's favorite ensemble comedy has been off the air since 2004, but there's no limit to the lessons it can teach you even 15 years later. If you've ever wondered which Friends character you are based on your Myers-Briggs type, then you're in luc…
By Alexis Rhiannon

7 Fun Things To Do With Your Friends That Don't Involve Drinking

When I was in college, I never imagined that I’d have to come up with events to see my friends. I’d just walk next door, plop down on a couch, and figure out something to do. (Or not do. Just hanging was totally fine, too.) But in my 30s, as both I a…
By Emma McGowan

The 'Friends' Series Finale Just Turned 14 & Twitter's Tributes Will Make You So Nostalgic

Remember when Ross, Phoebe, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, and Joey waved goodbye to apartment 19 for the last time? As veteran Friends aficionados would probably agree, it seems like the iconic fictional crew's final Central Perk outing happened just yes…
By Emily Mae Czachor

7 Effective Ways To Move On After Ending A Friendship

When a friendship ends, it's rare that you get the same kind of closure you'd get with a romantic breakup. Because of this, figuring out how to cope with a friendship ending can be really lonely and confusing. Luckily, you're probably less alone that…
By Eva Taylor Grant

This Toxic Type Of Friendship Made Me Feel Awful For Years — But I'm Finally Giving It Up

From a very early age, I knew that I had a deep-seated desire to be liked. There were so many ways in which I stood out from my peers that my one recourse to being a desirable friend option was to mold my personality in order to fit in with the peopl…
By Iman Hariri-Kia

7 Easy Ways To Get Back In Touch With Someone — Even If It's Been A While

Even though, in the age of social media, it feels like it's easy to know where your friends are and what they're up to, your 20s are still a prime time to lose touch. With all the milestones and career changes and moving to different cities, it can c…
By Eva Taylor Grant

Matt LeBlanc Loved Rachel's Trifle On 'Friends' WAY More Than Joey

There's a famous Thanksgiving episode of Friends — well, there are a lot of them, but there's in in particular — where Monica relaxes enough to let Rachel prepare dessert for the group. The resulting dish forever cemented Rachel's trifle on Friends a…
By Sophy Ziss

'Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants' Fans NEED To Amber Tamblyn's Birthday Wish For Her Co-Star

More than a decade after they met filming 2005's The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, America Ferrera, Amber Tamblyn, Blake Lively, and Alexis Bledel still fit together like that perfect pair of jeans. If you need any proof that their sisterhood is…
By Brad Witter

Here’s Why Ross From ‘Friends’ Isn’t As Funny As You Remember

David Schwimmer is a comedic genius, but even the most well-executed joke delivery and physical comedy in the world couldn't change the fact that Ross Gellar as a character is just — to steal a Monica phrase — a buttmunch. And it's not the actor's fa…
By Genevieve Van Voorhis

9 Unexpected Ways To Make Friends In A New City

Trying to make friends at all in your 20s and 30s can have you feeling like the new kid on the playground again. Compound that with the stress of moving, and it can start to feel like too much to handle. Learning how to make friends in a new city, th…
By Eva Taylor Grant

Your 'Friends' Reboot Dreams Have Been Crushed — For Real This Time

In the days when social media hoaxes were innocent, a famous image would make the rounds every year or so. It was a minimalist poster heralding the return of Friends to NBC's lineup, with a premiere date updated for whatever year it was circulating i…
By Sophy Ziss

15 Times Phoebe On 'Friends' Was Legit The Most Relatable Character Ever

It's hard to choose a favorite Friends character because they all serve such distinctive, necessary roles. But if you really had to choose, you'd probably say Phoebe Buffay, right? Come on, admit it — even though the character is zany, you probably h…
By Angelica Florio