When your relationship is on the rocks, it can be difficult to gain perspective. Oftentimes, we default to chatting with our best friends. Even movies and TV series like “Sex and the City” promote a culture in which women sit around drinking cocktails and talking about men. This isn’t to say this approach is wrong. Your friends should be part of your support system. Sometimes, however, your BFF isn’t the best person to provide a clear view of your relationship. You need a neutral eye to see what you and your loved ones can’t.
Boys come and go, but a true best friend is hard to find. You love your gal pals, but did you know that your friendship can also teach you the necessary skills for a successful romantic relationship?
Jealousy can get the best of anyone. It can creep up when least expected. Triggered by seeing photos of a boyfriend’s former lover with amazing hair and a perfect figure, a neighbor pulling up in the driveway with a shiny new car or a best friend who arrives for a dinner date carrying a ‘too die for’ handbag.
Did you know that female friendships could help you live longer? If not, consider these results of research conducted at Rush University Medical Center and published in Science Daily in 2011...
As his woman, you could potentially get on his nerves. But as his best friend, he would love you until the end of time. Do what you must, but please consider the difference between best friend and girlfriend before you screw up your friendship. Here are 18 subtle relationship tips to check to see if you are ready to cross that line.
We all have that one friend who went through the breakup she cannot stop talking about. If it was three weeks ago, you get it. It's still raw. If it was three months ago, okay. You figure she and her ex were together for awhile. She thought she'd found The One. Of course it still hurts. But after three months, well, it's time for your friend to shut up already, if you even hang out anymore.
Since the dawn of time, women have been falling in love with their best boyfriends and then royally screwing it up. Some historians hypothisize that this is why Rome fell, because Athena really thought she and and Pallas were soulmates, but she just didn't know how to make it happen. And then things got messy, because Pallas started dating Aphrodite and Athena tried to stop the wedding, but her gay BFF, Aries, told her to let him go. So she did, but in her wrath she burned the city to the ground.
By GalTimer Dana Keller Patricia. Galen. Mary. Cheryl. Myra. Barbara. Kathy. All very, very close friends of mine at one period of time in my life or another to whom I never or rarely speak anymore. I have heard the sayings about some friends being friends for a time and others for a lifetime, but I've never been able to reconcile my heart with my head on that one. That I have somehow managed to lose so many close friends over the years has been a source of pain for me for quite some time.
You're already best buds. But when you look at him, you want something more. So how do you turn that BFF into a BF — and go from gal pal to girlfriend? We asked Galtime Dating Coach Dr. Jenn Oikle, Ph.D. of My Soulmate Solution for some pointers. First up — how do you know if your guy pal may be looking for more?
If I hear one more person describe Bridesmaids as "the female version of The Hangover," I'm going to Kristen Wiig out. Why do we have to label a movie that's hilarious in its own right as the female version of something else? Well, actually I know why. Because a lot of comedies starring women aren't exactly thought of as "funny." And a lot of wedding-related movies are cheesier than they are clever and witty. Bridesmaids is a long overdue exception. Despite its title and premise, it's not really about a wedding, either. We don't even really meet the groom. The movie is about two best friends growing in different directions. Annie (Kristen Wiig) is stuck in a dead-end job after the bakery she opened—and the boyfriend who helped her run it—both go out of business. Her best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph) has always been her cheerleader and confidante. But their relationship changes when Lillian gets engaged and asks Annie to be the maid of honor.
You can spend your whole life looking for the man who loves you for who you truly are, knows about your oddest behaviors and still accepts you, or you can pick up your phone and call your best guy friend—because he already is that man. It may be weird to start thinking of him in "that way" but it all comes down to two words: shared history. Need more? Here are ten reasons to help push you over the edge.
There's nothing quite like feeling a spark of attraction between you and someone you just met. Lately though, we've been wondering whether it's better to date a friend, or at least somebody we've known longer than just a couple of weeks, and who knows more about us than just our name and phone number. Sure, the transition from friend-to-boyfriend might feel a little sticky at first, but here are five benefits that overrule the awkwardness.
The first time I met him, I thought my now-boyfriend was a really cool guy, and I hoped we would become friends. Now, this man is not only boyfriend—he is my closest friend now, too, the one who knows everything about what goes on with my family, what goes on at work, what weird dreams woke me up in the middle of the night. And I'm not entirely sure that's a good thing.
The better question isn't whether you would tell your BFF that you slept with her ex, but whether you'd sleep with her ex in the first place. Conversely, could any of you ever find it in your heart to give your friend your blessing if she slept with your ex and wanted to pursue a relationship with him?