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The Case of the Frenemy

The Case of the Frenemy

Is it true that women just can’t get along? I truly adore my friendships. I have close friends that I consider my confidants and would trust them with my life. I also have a group acquaintances that I like to get together with and chat about the ups and downs of life, kids (those of […]

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Make Them Like Me

Make Them Like Me

The idea of making a lasting impression with someone makes me think of having to do a song and dance just to get a person to approve of us. This is the realization that I’ve most recently came to after going out of my way to form a bond with a friend of a friend. […]

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Once the Trust is Gone

Once the Trust is Gone

This morning my mind has been steadily thinking about the past, trust, and where to go from here. Every now and then an old friendship comes to my mind and makes me wonder what these thoughts mean. Once the trust is gone in a friendship, where can that relationship go? A couple of years ago […]

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A Mean Girl Mentality

A Mean Girl Mentality

The other day I was reading a women’s blog post about how reality television portrays interactions and friendships amongst women. The writer noted that these shows realistically demonstrate how women size-up, dismiss, and are standoffish towards women they’ve never met. That made me wonder, are we in a mean girl mindset when we meet women […]

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Determining What Is Loyal

Determining What Is Loyal

Every friendship requires some sense of loyalty amongst both people. We want to have people in our lives that will support us and stand by us when things are not going well. However, how far should our loyalty extend? An should someone use loyalty as a way to get others to fight their battles? A […]

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Someone that’s Real

Someone that’s Real

The people that we shouldn’t have to worry about being real with is our true friends. In a healthy friendship people can freely discuss subjects and tell a person if they are headed for some sort of trouble. If we don’t have that freedom with someone we consider a friend, is their really a friendship? […]

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The Need for Friends

The Need for Friends

One of the best parts about getting older is having my childish ways replaced with adult logic. In particular becoming an adult has given me insight on being around people who want to be around me. Now I see that it’s not about the quantity of friends but the quality. Last night my friend and I where […]

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The Lies We Tell

Some of us may know people who lie or embellish the truth to make themselves look good. A lie here and a lie there doesn’t seem like much, but at some point all of the lies catch up to a person. Once other people start to notice how much a person lies, it’s hard to […]

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The Role of a Friend

As young adults we rely on our friends like one would a family. Through friendship they provide different qualities that we are seeking, but what about what we need in order to grow. Are our friends impacting our growth? Since I’ve graduated from college, I’ve started to see how having yes people in my life […]

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The Making of a Bitter Rivalry

The Making of a Bitter Rivalry

I never knew what a ‘frenemy’ was until I somehow developed one of my own. The word refers to someone who is an enemy disguised as a friend, but when you find yourself having one it seems more complicated. Looking at my friendship, I wonder how anyone can have that kind of friendship. In high school my […]

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