Best Friend Benefits

Best Friend Benefits

Your relationships can keep you happier and healthier—but caring for them right is key.

Six Ways to Make a Friend

By Karen Karbo
The older we get, the harder it is to make new friends. How to bond with fresh faces.

Can Friends Keep You Healthy?

By Woodson Merrell M.D.
Your friendships may have medicinal value.

Imperfect Friendships

By Irene S Levine Ph.D.
You may need to ratchet down expectations.

Awkward Friend Encounters

By Carlin Flora
Heal rifts, accept differences, give advice, and win over your partner's buddies.

Sometimes There's No Friend like an Old Friend

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Long-time friends are the comfort food of relationships.

Have You Ever Friend-Dated?

By Carlin Flora
'MWF Seeks BFF'

Eat, Pray, Invoice: Keeping track of who owes what in love and friendship

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D.
The power of feedback as feedforward.

Can Men and Women ever be “Just Friends”?

By Slash Coleman M.A.Ed.
The truth about cross-gender friendships.

Friendships: The Next Big Business Strategy?

By Ray Williams
The value of burgeoning social networks.

Can I Be Friends With My Ex's Pals?

By Polly Schulman
Managing friendships after the split.

Can Boys and Girls Be Friends?

By Eileen Kennedy-Moore Ph.D.
Are boy-girl friendships doomed to dissolve?

Eight Tips for Maintaining Friendships

By Gretchen Rubin
A key to happiness? Find a friend!

Step Away from that Spouse! Another Take on the Value of Friends

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Spouse as friend? Fine. As your only friend? Not so much.