A Friend in Need

A Friend in Need

Real friends are there in the bad times as well as the good. Here's how to support a friend who's suffering. Cover Image: Shutterstock

How Good Relationships Can Make You Stronger

A new review of social support research shows how relationships help us flourish

Don't You Dare Say These Things To Your Grieving Friend

These cliches sound helpful, but help no one.

Five Tips for Maintaining Lifelong Friends

... including the most important quality of a good friend.

Are You Good at Comforting Others?

How we can teach children and others to comfort

A New Understanding of Compassionate Empathy

Is Compassionate Empathy Something That We Create And Maintain Together?

"Calm Down." What to Say to Your Anxious Friend

People often tell you to "calm down" when you're anxious. It's not helpful.

Of Oscars, Orangutans & Oxytocin, Friendship Tales

From humans to fruit bats, you gotta have girlfriends

Be Helpful

Do not underestimate the impact of a small deed.

What Those With Chronic Pain or Illness DO Want to Hear

Here’s what the chronically ill wish you’d say to them.

4 Ways to Be a Good Friend During a Friend's Breakup

Follow these tips to provide healing space without judgment.

10 Ways to Be and Have a Best Friend

A best friend is "a therapist you can drink with," and much more.

6 Ways to Strengthen Your Best Friendships

Expert ideas to connect with the people you most want to spend time with