Topic: friendships

Modern Etiquette: How to Tell Your Friend You Don’t Want to Be Her Bridesmaid

Modern Etiquette: How to Tell Your Friend You Don't Want to Be Her Bridesmaid

Recently, my friend “Bonnie” and I were having a conversation about a mutual friend who is getting married. The friend asked Bonnie to be in her bridal party, and Bonnie – who hates our friend’s fiance and doesn’t approve of them getting married – struggled for a way to turn down the invite without looking like a jerk. Here are some ways to navigate a similar social situation: More »

How to Stay Friends When You Grow Up

How to Stay Friends When You Grow Up

Yesterday, TresSugar posted an article about how to stay friends with your high school friends once you’re in college. But for those of us who are well past our college years, staying friends with someone often means navigating marriage, kids, faraway moves, and demanding jobs. So how can you stay friends with someone you’ve known for years even when you’re all grown up and living on opposite sides of the world? Here are a couple of things to keep in mind: More »

Have You Ever Broken Up With a Friend?

Have You Ever Broken Up With a Friend?

According to E!, Jessica Simpson and Ken Paves have broken up. However, this isn’t your typical Hollywood split, because they weren’t dating. Paves was Simpson’s hairstylist and close friend. The two were often photographed hanging out together, and he accompanied her to various countries as she taped her show The Price of Beauty. But apparently the love affair is over – reportedly because they had a big fight about “something petty.” More »