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Friends of convenience: 7 signs that help identify them

Some friendships are struck under easy circumstances. But will they stand the test of time and are these friendships worth nurturing? Sonia Vadlamani

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How to get over a friendship breakup: 7 steps

When a friendship dissolves it can be hard to adjust, so how exactly do you get over a friendship breakup? Psychologist Stanislava Puač Jovanović

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Losing a friend: 5 ways to cope with the change

The loss of a friend is challenging and will affect you differently depending on your stage of life. From journaling to scrapbooking, Dee

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Friends of convenience: 7 signs that help identify them

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Some friendships are struck under easy circumstances. But will they stand the test of time and are these friendships worth nurturing? Sonia Vadlamani suggests the seven signs to help you identify if

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How to get over a friendship breakup: 7 steps

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When a friendship dissolves it can be hard to adjust, so how exactly do you get over a friendship breakup? Psychologist Stanislava Puač Jovanović explains seven steps to move on and then make new

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Losing a friend: 5 ways to cope with the change

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The loss of a friend is challenging and will affect you differently depending on your stage of life. From journaling to scrapbooking, Dee Marques offers up five ways to cope with the

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Why friendship goals matter and how to achieve them

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Can friendship goals help us create and maintain longstanding, enriched friendships? Sonia Vadlamani shows how to set and achieve best friend goals with the help of some

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The six qualities of true friendship

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Sonia Vadlamani discusses why longstanding social connections matter for our well-being and happiness, and the key qualities that true friendship encompasses.
 
Most of us will agree

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Why can’t I make friends: 7 possible self-limiting patterns

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Friendships are vital for our well-being and happiness. But forging them can be hard, especially as we grow older. Sonia Vadlamani suggests some possible reasons why we can’t always make friends,

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Are you being used? 12 signs to look out for

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Master manipulators often use techniques which – over time – make it hard to spot when you are being used. If you believe you may be being manipulated by a friend, partner or family members, Dee

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How to be a better friend: 9 ways to improve your relationship

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Sonia Vadlamani explains why friendships matter, how to sustain them, and gives nine simple ways for us to become better, more dependable friends. 
 
Friendships are some of the most

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7 signs your friend doesn’t care about you

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Friendships make us happier and healthier, research says. However, those that are unfulfilling or fading away can have the opposite effect. Sonia Vadlamani identifies seven signs that someone doesn’t

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The 8 types of friends we all need

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From the confidant to the adventure seeker, here are the eight different types of friend you should have within your buddy group to enrich your life. Because as Dee Marques explains, sticking to one

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Finding your tribe: the 7 steps you need to take

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Making connections with like-minded souls isn't easy, but it's not beyond your reach, whatever your age. From always saying 'yes' to volunteering, Dee Marques explores seven ways you can find your

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Why does laughing during sex signify a great relationship?

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Laughing during or after sex is more common than you'd think. And while you may get a fit of the giggles when something goes wrong, laughter during or after sex also signifies an incredibly

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The 8 steps to consider when asking for an open relationship

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Communication is essential when asking a partner to consider an open relationship says Dee Marques. Preparing for any discussions and clarifying why you want to change the relationship dynamic are

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What is relationship anarchy?

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Does the freedom to disregard the conventional relationship norms and craft relationships on one’s own terms result in increased happiness? Sonia Vadlamani explains what relationship anarchy entails,

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Try these 5 intimacy exercises to deepen connection

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Feeling connected to others in a world that's increasingly individualistic may seem challenging, but as Dee Marques explains, there are some simple intimacy exercises you can use to develop stronger

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The rise of ethical non-monogamy: what does it mean?

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Open relationships, swinging, polyamory – these are just three forms of so-called ethical non-monogamy (ENM). So, could you ever imagine opening up your relationship in such a way? 
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Compersion: what's the definition of this unusual emotion?

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Do you think you could ever feel joyful and happy for a partner if they told you they'd actually had sex or flirted with someone else? Dee Marques explores the definition of compersion and offers

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Adult bullying and how to deal with it

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We tend to think of bullying of something that happens only at school, but the reality is that abuse and power control commonly extend into adulthood too. Dee Marques looks at the forms adult bullies

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Mindful listening: 6 ways to improve conversational skills

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If you struggle to give your full attention to others when in conversation, mindful listening can help you improve your conversation skills. Dee Marques explains six ways to develop the practice and

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Trust issues: the 7 signs you need to look for

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Trusting a partner, friends or even the public isn't easy for some of us. If you're worried you or someone you love has trust issues, psychologist Stanislava Puač Jovanović explains the seven signs

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Tough love: what is it and does it work?

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Showing someone 'tough love' means being firm with them in a way that should help their well-being. But does it actually work? Psychologist Stanislava Puač Jovanović examines the

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Does venting your feelings actually help?

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While letting your negative emotions out may feel good in the moment, science suggests it might make matters worse in the long run. By Jill Suttie on behalf of Greater Good Science

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Older friends: 8 reasons why everyone should have at least one age-gap friendship

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As age gap friendships become increasingly common, Calvin Holbrook muses over the benefits older friends can bring to our lives and how they can bring happiness to different

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Recognizing and overcoming emotional dependency

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If you constantly feel dependent on others to help you navigate through life and make decisions, you may be emotionally dependent. Psychologist Stanislava Puač Jovanović explains what the term means

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Dealing with rejection: how to handle and master hurt

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Getting the brush-off is often painful. Indeed, accepting and recovering from being turned down can be hard. So, from building up self-confidence to remaining open, Ed Gould offers up three key

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