Tag Archives: friends

Travel with your new boo before you hit three months

New relationships are fun and sexy and exciting. They’re also one extended test. Don’t cringe at the word “test,” though! (Or do, but stick with me, please!) I’ve witnessed so many of my friends not treat their new relationships as a test and I just have to say something in case you’re doing the same thing. Instead of starting something with a new man and testing it out to see if this relationship works for her, I’ll often see my friend transition into “needing to make it work” Read more

Dos and don’ts for introducing your man to your friends

The friends-meet-man intro can be as daunting as introducing your dude to your family. There’s a ton of build up, lots of judgment (even if it’s coming from a good place, it’s judgment) and nerves. Plus, with friends, you can’t explain away their behavior by saying “Eh, I’m related to them!” You picked your friends. They’re a true reflection of you! So, here are some easy dos and don’ts for making sure the friend meet-n-greet goes well. Read more

How to stay friends while in different life stages

No matter how close you are with your girlfriends, you can't all do everything together. You won’t all get married at the same time. Or have kids at the same time. Or all be successful or all be sick at the same time. Life happens in stages and there’s absolutely no way to synch up your life stage with your favorite people’s life stages. But, if you’re not experiencing the same thing as your friends, how can you relate to them? How can you keep the friendship going? Well, here are some things to keep in mind to stay friends. Read more

How to tell if your friends actually do like your man

In an ideal world, you have a gaggle of the world’s best friends and then you meet the world’s best guy and everyone gets along perfectly and you’re part of the world’s best squad. Hello, #squadgoals! Well, I’m sorry to be the one to report that squad goals like that are more squad fantasies than they are reality for most people. The truth is that you’ll often have people in your life that you love and who love you but don’t necessarily love each other. And really, that’s fine. It can even be good. There’s a lot of peace that can come with have separate elements of your life. But, of course you do things differently when your friends like your man and when they don’t. Read more

How to deal when everyone hates your boyfriend

It’s no secret that I love the Real Housewives. In fact, some of my best friends are former Housewives. (Hi, Jill!) The Real Housewives of the OC is on now and I’m predictably hooked. There are so many fascinating relationship dynamics that I’ll try and dissect in future posts, but what I wanted to focus on today is the Brooks and Vicki stuff. For those not watching, Brooks is Vicki’s boyfriend and hasn’t had a very easy entry into Vicki’s group of Real Housewives friends for a variety of reasons. Read more

How to talk about your friend’s break up

It is the summer of break ups for celebrities, huh? Gwen and Gavin. Ben and Jen. Will and Jada. And then not Will and Jada. There’s been a lot of talk of big celebrity couples ending their relationships this summer. Some of it gossip. Some of it legit. Of course the internet has exploded with information and opinions about these splits. There’s some really despicable coverage of this stuff and total privacy invasions. News like this is always hot topics for those in the public eye, but it got me thinking about how people who aren’t in the spotlight also have to deal with breakup rumors and gossip. So, I thought I’d share some ideas on how to talk about a breakup in your friend group the right way. Read more