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Every Grown Woman and Grown Man Needs One

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:44:05 -0500

We all need a person in our lives who we consider to be our "voice of reason." That's a person who doesn't have a problem telling us the truth. True friendship is like good medicine. Sometimes it's hard to take, but as time passes it makes us better.


Is Friendship the Burgeoning Step of a Relationship?

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 06:24:08 -0500

Have you ever thought of the title question? Do you have any straight forward answers? I suggest that you look inside for insights.


What's the Secret of Forming Close Friendships?

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:00:45 -0600

People with close friendships are happier! How do they do it?


1997, An Era Has Passed, Part 2

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:36:10 -0500

Sitaram and I had been missing him very much and the memories of our daily little post-lunch 'Thums-up party' at a Kirana cum bakery store tucked away in the by lane just behind our office building. Following the year 1997, my life changed dramatically, drastically; it never remained the same again, as though my very existence, my mind and spirit, took a heavy blow.


Generating a Friend-Making Talent

Mon, 18 May 2015 13:01:29 -0500

From the time that we are old enough to talk and carry on an interesting conversation, we realize that having friends in the world is something that increases the quality of life, because of that everyone sets their goals at having lots of friend. Human beings are social animals and cannot be a loner throughout an entire life. Therefore, man craves the accompaniment of people with whom he can socialize and mingle. However, there are many people out there that would enjoy having friends, but are withdrawn, too shy or simply don't know how to go about making friends.


Birds of a Feather Flock Together - How Your Friends Shape Your Lives

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 09:00:44 -0600

The quality of our friendships and the quality of the people we call friends will condition us to be better or worse people. How is this true, and what steps can we take towards making good friendships and good friends?


Friendship For Better Health

Thu, 17 Dec 2015 11:01:12 -0600

Historically, we always have lived in groups because it facilitated our survival. It's easier to hunt, live, and provide security as a group. Here are all the health benefits.


How to Blossom True Friendships

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 08:01:13 -0500

You know you have a true friendship when she stays sincere, leads a helping hand and listens to your woes. What key factor keeps true friendships blossoming? In order to learn more, why don't you take a look inside?


The 7 Basic Truths About Lies & Smear Campaigns

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 10:06:14 -0600

Human Nature Is a Funny Thing. Most of us have never heard the phrase "lies & smear campaigns. I know I didn't until 18 months ago. Until confronted of what was going on behind my back, it never occurred to me that people even did things like this. Whether it came from a parent, a teacher, a spouse or a close friend we tend to believe what we hear. This is basically a good quality for each of us. Most of us rarely, if ever, question the veracity of a loved one's statements, and this is a fine quality to have. That is, until you find yourself on the receiving end of a toxic smear campaign by a morally disordered narcopath (narcissistic sociopath) hell-bent on destroying everything about you. She has no boundaries, so in her morally depraved mind, nothing is off-limits, be it your marriage, your livelihood, your family ties, and even your very freedom.


To My Friend Aliyy

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:08:25 -0500

We all read quotes on developing and maintaining friendships. The real thing is friendship outnumbers every relation in this world. When you see their name and your heart skips a beat. When you fight with them tears come in your eyes. And never ever you can dream of leaving them.


Six Kind of Friends You Need to Block From Your Life Right Away

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:37 -0500

To lead a smooth and peaceful life one really needs to be surrounded by people who are not only positive but supportive also. Good vibes around you will lift up your confidence and also help you achieve the impossible.


Social Media: Can Social Media Stop Someone From Realising When A Friendship Is Over?

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:06:12 -0500

If someone was asked why they use social media, they may say that it's because it allows them to stay in touch with their friends. It could be said that this is not much of a surprise, and this is because this is how social media is often portrayed.


How Do You Turn a Foe Into a Friend?

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 05:51:28 -0500

First of all, how do you happen to have foes? The next question is the article title itself. Look inside because I have got you covered in both the aspects.


Relationships: Do Your Friends Accept You For Who You Are Or For What You Do?

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:38:45 -0600

One thing that human beings need in order to live a fulfilling life is to be accepted for who they are. But while they have this need, it doesn't mean that it is always met.


Making Good on a Promise - Part Two

Mon, 04 Jan 2016 11:51:47 -0600

Have you ever made a vow to yourself of something you will revisit in your lifetime? You will know when the time is right. It may happen at once or as a process. Here's where I'm at with mine.


The Unusual Friend

Wed, 28 Oct 2015 13:28:12 -0500

While trying to adapt to new surroundings, you look for a comfortable corner. This story is about such a friend who made me feel a little more familiar to the totally unknown environment. Most of the times you bond to a place because of the most unexpected relationships. These "unusual friends" make the journey of life a smooth sail.


Relationships: Why Do Friendships Come To An End?

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 06:38:16 -0500

If one was to think about a close friend, it could be someone they have known for a number of months or it may be a number of years. Yet regardless of how long they have known each other for, they will have a strong connection.


Be Kind to Strangers

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:05:17 -0600

Sometimes people end up on unfamiliar ground. Imagine the trauma they could experience? This is how to treat them.


Relationships: Should Someone Try To Rekindle A Friendship?

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 06:22:20 -0500

It is often said that one's friends are the family they choose, and this is why someone can feel as close to their fiends as they can to their family. In some instances, the connection one has with their friends could be greater than the connection they have with their family.


I'll Gladly Pay You Tuesday For A Hamburger Today

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 07:43:16 -0500

Do you have friends? Sometimes we are tempted to criticize a friend, and if we do that we may decide that friend is short of what we deserve. Be careful about that. Your friend may not deserve the fate that you mete out. You may not be a better person if you ditch your friend.


Working Out Who Your Real Friends Are

Mon, 09 Feb 2015 07:34:48 -0600

The New Year is a good time to reflect on the important things in life, things like friendship. Indeed, friendship is up there with love and having children as being one of the greatest experiences of being human and alive. Friendship can produce such joy, laughter, intimacy and wonder when it is at its best; and similarly, and surely, we have all had that experience where we come to feel that the friend we have is not really a friend at all; they are not a bad person necessarily, but they are not our friend, our special (in a non-exclusive sense) friend. The trouble is that these non-friendships can continue for years; they drain our energy, our time, our resources; and either duty or guilt means we somehow never quit them, and so end up a martyr to friendship. A sad condition, especially when you consider that the essence of friendship, unlike our families, is choice: we are supposed to choose our friends, but we cannot choose who our mother or brother is.


Good Friendships Never Die, or Do They?

Thu, 10 Sep 2015 15:28:27 -0500

As a unique individual, you have an incredible effect on the people who come into your life. In turn, they have an incredible effect on you. The experience of being together changes you. While there may be times when you play a more significant role in your friend's life, there will be times a friend plays a more significant role in your life. Life changes too quickly and it's over too soon for you to dwell on being alone. Cherish every person you know and be good to them.


Have You Been Searching for a BFF?

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 12:43:06 -0500

Have you been trying to find someone with whom you can be vulnerable? A girlfriend or a bestie who is open to hearing what is truly happening in your life and the emotions that you're experiencing? So many of us struggle to find a great friend, someone who won't judge or criticize us for what we're thinking, feeling, or doing.


How to Find Friendship in Young Children

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:48:57 -0500

An adult always seeks friendship in like-minded people around him. But have you ever imagined of making friends with young children? The joy and benefits of it are simply great! To learn more, take a look inside.


7 Habits of a Good Friend

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:23:37 -0500

Friends are forever. But being the best buddy you can be, takes a lot of effort and a few good habits. Here are seven good habits that make you the best buddy in the world.


Relationships: Are Friends The People That We Have In Our Life Who Try To Fix Us?

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:36:07 -0500

While one can have people in their life who are there to support them, they can also spend time with people who try to fix them. As a result of this, it could be said that one will feel good in their presence or they will end up feeling bad.


Living Life in a Delicate Balance

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:33:53 -0500

Carol and I recently made dinner plans with our dear friends Harvey and Sharon. When it came time for the dinner we found ourselves at a funeral home for our friends' calling hours. They had been killed in a plane crash a week before. We hadn't seen them for a while but always treasured our time with them and looked forward to their company.


Friends, They're Not Just A TV Show

Mon, 14 Sep 2015 09:24:46 -0500

Anyone who knows me, knows there are days when I would trade my iEverything for a plain ole' flip phone, however, because of this technology I can talk to my friends almost every day. The problem is that I rarely get to see their faces in person and it is even more rare that I get to give them big, heartwarming hugs. So when I walked into the salon for my monthly haircut, I felt the warmth and love I couldn't get from my iEverything.


Top 7 Thoughts on Nurturing and Keeping a Friendship

Thu, 03 Dec 2015 15:48:55 -0600

Friendship is commonly defined as "a relationship between two or more friends". The direction that the friendship takes really depends on the parties involved and how much they value the relationship. Among other things, it is important to invest time in a relationship.


God Is Still Near

Mon, 28 Dec 2015 13:42:57 -0600

Even when we long for God's friendship and feel like he's forgotten us, he hasn't left. All we have to do is remember the story of Job.


Reflection: The Road of Building Friendships

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 11:36:09 -0500

This is an essay I wrote for our grammar class about our "Reflection". I focused on this particular activity we had during this event.


I Have So Much Love to Give - Why Would Anybody Declare So About Himself?

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 06:23:29 -0500

There might be people around you - even some of your friends - who declare, time and again, something about themselves, such as: "I have so much love go give"; or "I have no secrets whatsoever". Are they who they present themselves to be? What makes them make such declarations? And how does it affect you when you realize that the person in front of you is not who he/she presents self to be?


Healing Aspect of Friendship

Mon, 28 Dec 2015 13:27:48 -0600

In the decades of positive thinking, some people get left behind. What can be a good thing can also cause suffering if unaddressed emotions are not permitted to be expressed. God made humans with all emotions, not just the feel good ones. Let's get real and have a discussion.


Your Self, Ego, Anger and You

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 08:10:54 -0500

What should you do with your ego? Will you let your ego ruin your friendship? An account of an event that happened to me. It will help you in understanding the anger and ego issues.


Remembering Long Lost Friends

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 10:50:56 -0600

I decided to write upon the suggestion of a friend who patiently listened to my stories and said, "Do you have a blog?" and I said, "No", and he said "Well you should." My stories are real, no need to embellish at all. So I'll try to write my stuff as to not saturate my friends with all of my thoughts and verbal diarrhea. I've started with where I can remember, with my imaginary friends.


Friendship Realities Versus Expectations

Wed, 28 Oct 2015 07:48:16 -0500

According to a study documented in the June 2006 issue of the journal American Sociological Review, Americans are thought to be suffering a loss in the quality and quantity of close friendships since at least 1985. The study states 25% of Americans have no close confidants, and the average total number of confidants per citizen has dropped from four to two. This is a personal journey to enlightenment about what true friendship is.


Are Friends The People That We Have In Our Life Who Only Accept Us When We Do What They Want?

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:19:06 -0500

If one was to think about what their friends are like, they could start to think about how they accept them for who they are. It is then not going to be necessary for them to play a role, and it could be said that this is how it should be.


Being Home In the Company of Others

Mon, 22 Feb 2016 08:02:59 -0600

Making new friends is like starting a new adventure. If we can be our real selves, and we find we're safe in that, what a journey's started!


Raksha Bandhan: Heart Strings or Locked Doors?

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:46:22 -0500

The festival of Raksha Bandhan is an Indian cultural event that celebrates familial bonds between brothers and sisters. Gradually the festival has taken on different overtones but the spirit of the festival is slowly making its return, despite the excessive commercialization.


How To Find Friends

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:40:46 -0500

Zig Ziglar used to say, "To find a friend you got to be a friend." The challenge for many is knowing how to be a friend that adds happiness to the lives of others, in turn creating greater happiness in your own life. There is a simple question for developing stronger, more loyal friendships.


Friendship - When To End A Friendship

Fri, 05 Jun 2015 07:12:57 -0500

As we grow in life, sometimes we have to distance ourselves from toxic relationships and friendships. Do not feel guilty about putting yourself first. Evaluate the value the relationships adds to your life and if you should continue in the same capacity or distance yourself.


Establishing a Relationship - Steps To Foster Lasting Relationships

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 07:14:01 -0600

For whatever reason, some people have trouble establishing relationships with people. Relationships are very important. Having them can take you further in life than not having them. Learn to create platonic relationships from your environment.


5 Qualities of Quality Friendship

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 06:09:47 -0500

VALUING people is the most palpable relationship currency; it is otherwise known as friendship. Here are just a few things to reflect over when it comes to friendship - something we have the privilege to offer and the blessing to receive.


Why Low Maintenance Friendship Is The Best Kind

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 07:34:18 -0500

Friendship is a kind of relationship that affects you a person as it will become a valuable part of your being. But, some kind of friendships is better than others like those low maintenance that will not drain you with so much drama.


Examine Your Circle of Influence

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 11:35:06 -0500

This article will explain the importance of surrounding yourself with people who will help sharpen you and build you up. You are the average of the people you spend the most of your time with. Make sure these people are positive influences on your life.


In Search Of Friendly Relations

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 08:29:41 -0600

We all covet harmony and happiness in our lives. We seek friendly relationships, with children, spouse, siblings, and parents. There are conflicts in all relationships due to ego clashes, lack of tolerance, and selfish attitudes. It is possible to live in harmony in a friendly ambience. We need to define," Who is a friend?"


What Makes For a Good Friend?

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 14:14:16 -0500

Friendship is one of the purest relationships in our lives. Friends play an integral part of our growth as an individual however; our choice of friends can affect our lives. This article deals with traits that make for a good friend.


The Joys of Having True Friends

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 14:25:09 -0500

Friendship is an integral part of life and society. Friends are so important and their importance shows in certain situations which can only be solved by them. But it is essential to differentiate between true friends and false friends. True friendship is unconditional while false friends will leave our side instantly on the first sign of trouble.


The Gift of Loneliness

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 08:07:04 -0600

Do you feel lonely, broken or somehow flawed? That you have no real value, that you are faking it? Do you long to connect with others? Then you have come to the right place. You can make a difference. You can experience happiness and give that same gift to others as well.


Should I Stay Facebook Friends With My Ex?

Wed, 06 May 2015 07:40:18 -0500

What's proper social media etiquette after a breakup? Do you stay friends on Facebook with an ex? And if you still want them back, is remaining friends detrimental to winning them over?


How Does Your Mental, Physical and Spiritual Health Affect Your Relationships?

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:53:33 -0500

From my perspective, the most important piece affecting our relationships with our loved ones is our physical health. Our physical health affects our mental health and our spiritual health. Our physical health is determined by our life style. This involves our daily diet and our daily activity or the lack there of. If we don't have righteous thinking and discipline, our physical health will suffer dramatically. If we don't live a healthy life style, then we are going to age quickly with poor health physically and mentally. We have to maintain a healthy body and mind in order to be happy and our happiness determines how well we relate to our loved ones.


Bridge Building to Friendships

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:19:50 -0500

Developing more friendships and associates can open up a whole new world for one who is willing to make a plan and follow it through. This is a good place to get started!


Francis De Sales On Godly and Toxic Relationships

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 08:37:50 -0600

FRANCIS De Sales (1567-1622) gives what seems like very contemporary advice - don't nurture friendships with toxic people. It's not only unbecoming of believing people who are supposed to be nurturing holy relationships, it's also such a waste of time and emotional energy.


Can Men and Women Really Just Be Friends?

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:47:27 -0600

One of the most pressing questions about friendship dynamics is the old dilemma: can men and women be just platonic friends? Now, when I say friends I don't mean work associates, acquaintances, or battle buddies. What I mean is genuine friends. Is it possible for a man and a woman to build this kind of a relationship? According to most people, the answer is yes, but with several conditions that need to be met.


1997, An Era Has Passed, Part 1

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:46:39 -0500

The day when I had resigned Sitaram was visibly hurt and upset even. Surely we would miss writing software codes day in and day out on the same computer we worked on huddled together. Now those days are all going to be over. Yet, my heart ached for Sitaram: one of the rising stars on the IT firmament, who, once upon a time, had decidedly taken his own sweet time before he thought it fit to call it quits from Segorsoft.


To Have a Friend, Be a Friend

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 10:46:57 -0500

In the day and age of cyber second communications and informational overloads, we find ourselves working harder and harder just to earn a living. Oftentimes, there is little time left over for one's close family members, muchless for out of touch friends and acquaintances. It might be a good time to get our lives back by making time to draw back-in those close, meaningful relationships by simply making that call.


The Modern-Day Definition of the Word FRIEND!

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:19:51 -0500

In the last decade or two, there has been such a diversion and perversion of words that previously had a totally different meaning. For example, today, the word "gay" identifies a sexual preference when it previously symbolized the expression of being "happy"! One of the words that I am most disturbed about is the usage of the word "friend", which used to mean a platonic companion! However, today it is used to define a relationship category, more popularly used by men to describe their "insignificant other" or lack of label/commitment. Today,"Friend" is a middle-of-the-road walk in the dark without headlights; map or compass, that could only lead to a " head-on" collision of heart and soul... with skid marks!


Do You Truly Practice the Meaning of Friendship?

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:14:16 -0500

What is a friendship? The philosopher Aristotle said, "In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. They keep the young out of mischief; they comfort and aid the old in their weakness, and they incite those in the prime of life to noble deeds."


8 Simple Steps on How to Choose Friends Wisely

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:02:35 -0500

We all need friends that we can talk to, someone who we can vent our hardships in life. Or we just might want a friend who we can have fun with. Finding the right friend who can meet your expectations can be challenging. You want a friend who you share the same values a friend who can encourage you, congratulate you after accomplishing something, respects you and also a friend who does not take advantage of you. Before you know how to choose your friends you need to "study everyone" know their weakness and strength, try to understand them. This will give you an understanding in choosing your friends and becoming a leader. The following are steps that I use to help me select the right friends.


How To Be A Real FRIEND?

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 06:36:45 -0500

While some people often refer to numerous people as their friends, the reality is often that the vast majority of these, are merely acquaintances, contacts, or some other form of friendly relationship. Being a true friend necessitates discipline, commitment, often-hard work, and consistently being dependable, reliable and there for others, rather than merely being friendly when it serves your inner purpose, needs or desires. It would be helpful to most, if they could differentiate between those that truly were their FRIEND, as opposed to those who simply, either said they were, or behaved a certain way when it...


Social Savvy: How To Add New Energy To Your Life

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 06:56:59 -0600

As we get older, friends tend to come and go over time. If your friends seem to have gotten fewer over the years, you might find yourself spending too much time at home alone. And when that happens, it doesn't take much for you to begin feeling lonely and out of touch. It's easy to build a social life once you have a couple of friends, but the first couple can be challenging to find. And the first step is a willingness to move beyond the confines of your home...


A Friend Who Will Hold Your Hand

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 06:55:37 -0500

We are all trying to move further ahead in life and be in a better place than we are today or have been in the past; there is always room for improvement. We find a lot of areas that need working upon be it in terms of our education, financial management, relationships or our nature. We may have set a list of goals for ourselves but we don't know how to actually achieve them. It is even possible that we are doing one thing in life but it never really feels right and we don't feel good about it.


Friends Either Elevate Us or Diminish Us!

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 06:16:58 -0500

Have you ever wondered why you're not getting ahead in life? Have you considered looking at who you're hanging out with? Perhaps understanding the excitement from elevating your friends will help you eliminate the ones who drag you down!


Cycle of Friendship

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:44:06 -0500

Saying goodbye to a friend is never easy. Neither is growing old. Goodbye youthful friend.


Two Boys and a Man (A Story of Connection and Friendship)

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 06:28:36 -0500

There is an old dog-eared photo of a little boy on my night table beside our bed. His name was Paul and he touched my life so deeply that I will never forget him. In fact we named our youngest son after him. Let me tell you the story.


Millennial Connections: Places to Meet People and Get Your Life Off the Ground

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 14:37:01 -0500

I come across comments on blogs all the time, 'How can I meet people my own age?' It's difficult waiting for others to plan for you. The usual options, churches and bars, don't work much anymore. For churches, it's because that's not their main focus, for the bars it's about profit. Both consider socializing an afterthought.


5 Qualities To Look For When Building Your Team

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:42:15 -0600

There are qualities we should be seeking in our friends just as we would a romantic partner. Do you know what makes others valueable enough to be titled a "friend"?


How To Be The Best Mentee For Your Mentors

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:41:17 -0500

Your mentor is your friend. But don't take this relationship for granted. To excel and to have a win-win mentorship, there are 3 things you must do as a mentee. This articles reveals these secrets.


If We Were Having Coffee

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 08:33:08 -0500

If we were having coffee, we would meet up at my favorite place, order our coffees and sit down at one of the long community tables. I would look into your eyes, take a deep breath and hold back the tears.


Who Is My Friend?

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 08:19:44 -0500

Just a few of my thoughts on friendship, and what it means to me. I make a distinction between acquaintances and friends. And I can count 'true' friends on one hand. Some may think my expectations are unrealistic.


Why It Is Important to Have Friends Who Aren't Exactly Like You

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 07:28:34 -0500

Meaningful and true friendship does not always begin and end with the "What?! You too?!" Here are goods reasons to scorn the overrated statement that birds with the same feathers flock together.


10 Things I Learned In One Incredible 20-Minute Conversation

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 09:17:32 -0500

CONVERSATIONS can be anything from interesting, absorbing, boring, to life-changing. And when we are in a great deal of spiritual flux, we actually need more of those regular life-changing conversations. Here is an easy list of ten clear things I learned in a short conversation on the phone recently.


Friendship - Bridge Between the Hearts

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:13:32 -0500

It has always been difficult and tricky to define friendship without overlooking any of its significant factors. In this article, through mentioning some of the known facts about friendship and relating them to our daily lives, I will try to describe it in relatively few words, according to my humble understanding.


Relationships: Are Friends The People That We Get in Touch With When We Want Something?

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 08:05:04 -0500

If one was to get in touch with someone they know it could be because they need something. However, it doesn't mean that this will always be the case, as there could be times when they don't need anything.


3 Basic Steps to a Better You!

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:38:34 -0500

Friendship is an important aspect of everyday human interactions. To let great friendships develop and flourish we have come up with three basic steps of how to conduct yourself around new people, as others will be drawn to good nurtured people, enabling you to have great friends from the very beginning. Learn to listen to people, make an effort to understand their real stories and situations, and finally, what ever their situation is, try to see the good in everyone.


10 Advantages of Having a Big Circle of Friends

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 13:10:48 -0500

The friendship is the biggest asset a person can have in his life. It becomes sweeter when there are more true friends you can bank on during the lean periods in your lives. In this short article, we would be discussing the benefits of having a bigger friend circle in your lives.


Have You Ever Heard Your Friends Talking About You?

Fri, 12 Jun 2015 06:00:08 -0500

If you would have had the chance to hear what your friends say about you, what would they say? Do they see you the way you want them to see you, or do they see you in somewhat a different way? And if so, why is it so?


Life Is an Experience

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 15:34:11 -0600

So you feel like nothing you've done counts for anything. It wasn't put on a resume. You're just a mom. You've had setbacks. The kids aren't even grown yet and there's too much going on. Have I got good news for you.


Making Friends As an Adult: Why Is It So Hard?

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 09:51:04 -0500

This is a little known fact to many, but making new friends once you're out of school or College can be very hard. Why is it so? Why can't we make connections and develop them into friendships as easily when we are adults as when we were children? It shouldn't be that hard, right?


A Portrait of People Who Want to Belong at All Costs, Receive Love and Appreciation: Are They Happy?

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 08:32:35 -0500

The need to belong and receive love might drive many to behave in unauthentic ways; trying to assimilate to whichever environment they find themselves in; neglecting to be "who they are", and instead walking around wearing a mask. Can they be happy? Would they be able to develop a healthy and satisfying intimacy?


He/She Is Such a Wonderful Person, Such a Great Friend, But Is It Really So?

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 06:17:36 -0500

There are many who walk around wearing masks, pretending to be not who they truly are. The pretend to be such good friends, caring persons. But are they truly so? Why do they do so? What do they expect to accomplish? And what impact can it make on us?


Being Nice Does Not Have To Be That Difficult

Tue, 15 Sep 2015 10:42:57 -0500

It should not be difficult to be nice to others, and it could make a big difference in their lives if someone takes the time to be friendly. It would make a better world if more people would show kindness.


The Blessing of the Love of Kindness

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 07:08:03 -0600

KINDNESS sees in the distance a small thing to be done, a gift of love, and having done it, shies away from any credit, getting on with its day, eyes peeled for a new opportunity. But that's not all kindness is; it's much, much more.


Why We Must Put Fun Back Into Our Lives

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 07:21:49 -0500

We don't stay too long in any social situation if it's dull, boring or humourless. Fun happens when people gather to tell stories, eat, drink, sing and laugh. No matter the size, composition or location of the social group, humour and laughter are vital to its success and continuity. The fact is that we don't want to continue socializing if it isn't fun to do so.


Finding True Friends

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 09:46:56 -0600

One of the best ways to know who are your friends from your mere acquaintances is during hard times. Your real friends will always be there no matter what. In some cases, the people you thought to be real friends will abandon you and the least likely you expect are the ones who would be by your side. Only in bad times will you know who they are. Bad times are a kind of sorting out times.


Freedom in Friendship

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 11:10:53 -0600

In this world where insincerity seems to be prevalent, some search for a deeper relationship through God, other people, pets and self reflection. Some search for fulfillment in things that leave them empty. There may be sources you haven't even thought of. The answer could be closer than you think.


If Only My Friends Enjoyed Sharing Life With Others!

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 13:23:45 -0500

Man is a social animal. We need friends around us; but we seldom find friends amongst our family members - siblings, children, parents, and the spouse. A friend is one who tries to bring out the best in us. We need to be more friendly with siblings, parents, children, and the spouse. Why do we fail to do so? Let's attempt to correct this human error. God will bless us.


My Ex Wants to Say Friends - Should I?

Tue, 05 May 2015 13:23:29 -0500

Can you really be friends with an ex boyfriend? Or are you substituting the relationship you truly want for something that's second place?


A Gift Of the Arts

Mon, 07 Dec 2015 13:31:38 -0600

When you come from where I come from, you don't trust that people are just being nice because they really want to be. I learned that when you work hard, some people really do want to help you keep doing good with your life.


Success and Human Relationship

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 10:13:38 -0500

One of the most significant things about success is that it affects every aspect of your life. Your level of success determines the way you speak, the house you live in, the places you go, the way you dress, the things you eat, etc. Your relationship with others is also affected, or determined, by your level of success. Birds of a feather flock together. People are expected to identify with those at the same level of success with them in friendly relationships. This is why friendship is always best among people on the same level. This article focuses on the effects of success on human relationship.


Your True Friend

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 07:38:40 -0500

You come into this world alone and leave alone. While you are here you meet a lot of people, they come and go; some stay till the end. But when the end does come even those who were around the longest have to stay back because it is your journey to embark upon. So in this scenario of constant change, a lifetime of being in a flux, what is it that has remained constant? You.


Can You Really Remain Facebook Friends With Your Ex?

Tue, 26 May 2015 13:55:27 -0500

What happens with Facebook after a breakup? Can you stay "friended" with your ex, and if so, will it somehow help to get them back?


There Are Many Different Kinds Of Friends

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 11:10:24 -0600

"People are in your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime." It's more than a line from a greeting card. There are many different kinds of friends and that is OK. There is no one definition of FRIEND.


What Do Your Friendships Say About You?

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 08:00:46 -0500

Your network is your net worth. Your friendships say more about you than you think. The outside world is always observing you and your close circle. Make sure your associations communicate good things about you.


One Huge Reason Why You Can't Stay Friends With Your Ex

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:44:59 -0500

Want to stay friends after the breakup, but worried about what that might entail? Learn exactly why staying friendly with an ex might be a bad idea, and what you can do to ease things after a bad breakup.


How To Convert A Friendship Into A Close Friendship

Mon, 11 May 2015 14:41:25 -0500

Many people are well aware that friendship is a good thing, but what they do not know is how it can have a positive impact on their quality of life and happiness. Good friends provide relief, joy, and comfort, prevent isolation and loneliness, and even strengthen your health. Close friendships do not happen despite their importance.


Fighter Pilots and Friends: Those Who Give and Risk

Thu, 28 May 2015 09:57:15 -0500

Memorial Day is the time to "say the words" for those who have contributed to the freedom of our country. Some paying the ultimate sacrifice.


A Spiritual Based Relationship Versus an Ego Based Relationship-Conquering Your Friendships

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 07:31:52 -0500

The answer is emphatically, yes. Since everything that we do and create is the result of a single thought, how can we ignore our daily thought patterns? We are our worse enemy when it comes to our mental and physical heath. The only thing in this life that we have total control over is our thoughts. Our thoughts create the life that we are living today and these thoughts were shaped and influenced by our parents and our environment.


The Image You Create of Yourself Might Hamper Your Friendships and Intimate Relationships

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 06:09:20 -0500

If you see yourself as a charming person; attentive to your friends; eager to listen to them; making yourself available to them whenever they "need" you; giving them advice and even helping them with money when you think they need some - think twice: does your behavior come from pure, authentic empathy, or from a deep rooted need to be loved and appreciated? If the later is true, it might well mean that - against your own belief and disregarding the number of friends you have - you find yourself alone and incapable of developing a truly serious intimate relationship based on mutuality and give-and-take.


On Choosing Friends

Thu, 17 Dec 2015 09:32:12 -0600

List us lucky if we are able to choose a pragmatic friend. Question yourself - "why a particular friend is important to us? In what way is she contributing to our happiness? Has she shown a positive support? What will I do to maintain that relation and how am I going to be helpful to her?" The answers will clear our mindset. My experience says we should have 'supersets,' 'sets' and 'subsets' of friends. By forming this kind of circle one never gets burned. Investing in multiple groups is a boon yet keeping a special friend is a bonus. If we are really lucky to have "one" who fits the bills, it's a great return on investment! It's good to presume, not all friendships stay forever.As long as a friendship is wholesome, do cherish.Friends may give us lows, but an ample amount of highs also come from here. It's an uplifting relationship. Let us enjoy this relationship walking steadily and carefully.