Friendships

Some fans are disappointed — even angry — about Taylor Swift's rumored romance with The 1975's Matty Healy. Here's what to do if you disapprove of your own pal's new relationship.
The actor and talk show host uses something called "empathic curiosity" to connect with her guests. Here's how to use it to get closer to your own friends.
"Samantha’s absence from my life felt surreal. As weeks and then months went by with no contact, I wondered if anything about it had been real."
It only takes a minute of your time, but the impact is huge.
Friendship experts explain how to handle the pain of rejection or feeling excluded.
Finding your community as an older adult is possible, but it’s going to take some effort.
Experts say this cognitive bias can make it difficult to work through conflict and make tough decisions.
Meeting an online friend in person can be nerve-wracking, but it'll be less so with this practical, affirming advice.
"At the funerals I’ve attended I always learned so much more about the person ― things I wish I knew when they were alive."
A new study sheds light on the right way to cancel on your friends, if you really must.