What are your best tips on how to make friends as you get older, readers? (Whether that means “out of school” or beyond!)
Have You Ever Told a Friend Their Relationship Stinks?
Have you ever told a friend that her relationship is garbage? What are your best tips for how to KNOW when to step in — and how to tell your friend to DTMFA?
How to Form a Group of Girlfriends as an Adult
Have you formed a group of friends as an adult? What are your thoughts on the art and science of matching friends?
Do You Throw Dinner Parties?
Do you throw dinner parties, or other hosted events at your home? What do they look like, and what are your best tips?
What Are Your Friendship Tiers — Who is a Close Friend vs. an Acquaintance?
How do you define tiers of friendship? What is the difference (to you) between a close friend and an acquaintance, and how has that changed for you over your life?
The Effect Close Friends Have on Your Life (And: How to Choose Your Friends)
There’s a famous quote about how you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. As I get older, I definitely have noticed this, both in good and bad ways. From a simple fashion perspective, if all your friends are buying $1,500 purses, you feel like you’re the thrifty one … Read More about The Effect Close Friends Have on Your Life (And: How to Choose Your Friends)
Should Your Work Friends Include Your Assistant?
Do you socialize with your assistant or secretary? Do you consider him or her to be among your work friends? Or do you keep your relationship with staffers friendly but avoid turning it into an actual friendship? If the relationship has swung too far towards “friendship,” how do you bring it back to “collegial”? Reader N … Read More about Should Your Work Friends Include Your Assistant?
How to Make New Friends and Network
What are your best tips on how to make new friends — and network in the process?
10 Ways to Make Time for Friends When You Work a Lot
It’s tough to find enough time for friends if you have a demanding job — when you have a really busy schedule, making sure you socialize and maintain relationships requires some creative problem-solving and planning. While we’ve discussed how to fit in basic things like planning meals and cooking, doing household chores, scheduling appointments, and working out, we haven’t talked about how to fit … Read More about 10 Ways to Make Time for Friends When You Work a Lot
Should You Ever Hire a Friend?
Hiring friends: yea or nay? Does your answer vary if you’re hiring a friend to be a colleague/equal versus hiring an assistant? We’ve talked about interviewing with friends, but not the reverse situation, hiring a friend. Reader M wonders… I work at a small law firm. I’m pretty junior, but I have a considerable amount … Read More about Should You Ever Hire a Friend?
Gift Guide: For the BFF
2017 Update: We still think these are some fun gift ideas for your best friend, but you may also want to check out our latest gift ideas for professionals. The best friend: another hard-to-gift person. This one will vary widely based on how “big” a gift you guys typically exchange — but here are some … Read More about Gift Guide: For the BFF
How to Take a Job Far From Family and Friends
How do you tell your friends and family you’re moving for work? How do you even decide to take a job that’s far away from family and friends? Reader L wrote in with an interesting question: I’m a recent college grad and I just accepted my first job offer (yay!). I’ll be moving across the … Read More about How to Take a Job Far From Family and Friends