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The Value of Real Friends

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 11:35:56 -0500

Friendship is not something you learn in school. Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness. True friends are always there through thick and thin.


Remembering Long Lost Friends

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 10:50:56 -0600

I decided to write upon the suggestion of a friend who patiently listened to my stories and said, "Do you have a blog?" and I said, "No", and he said "Well you should." My stories are real, no need to embellish at all. So I'll try to write my stuff as to not saturate my friends with all of my thoughts and verbal diarrhea. I've started with where I can remember, with my imaginary friends.


The Core

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 08:45:30 -0500

If you notice, the society around us, there is no one way of established protocol or standards or traditions that facilitate building emotional closeness in non-romantic situations between people, irrespective of the gender. Secondly, if one is married, then such person comes to depend on ones mate for the emotional closeness that one used to get from friends and thus the skills at cultivating it platonically deteriorate. Men & Women, both loose this skill at some point in their life, even before they understand what it all means... Men in particular struggle with this. One can notice that, older men with plenty of intellectual conversations to throw around, but will have no friend with whom they share the personal intimacy.


Healing Aspect of Friendship

Mon, 28 Dec 2015 13:27:48 -0600

In the decades of positive thinking, some people get left behind. What can be a good thing can also cause suffering if unaddressed emotions are not permitted to be expressed. God made humans with all emotions, not just the feel good ones. Let's get real and have a discussion.


How Do You Turn a Foe Into a Friend?

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 05:51:28 -0500

First of all, how do you happen to have foes? The next question is the article title itself. Look inside because I have got you covered in both the aspects.


Tips on How to Reach Out and Create Personal Connections

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:58:39 -0600

Building social connections is both a skill and an asset. The wider connections of friends we have, the happier and fuller we become as individuals. Regardless of age, sex, race, and financial disposition, we all need to create and grow a network of friends and acquaintance to make our lives more worthwhile.


To Tolerate or Not To Tolerate

Wed, 03 May 2017 09:26:57 -0500

At times I do find myself questioning the rights and wrongs, as well as expected duties required by me to my very limited amount of real friends. I often feel that I just don't quite measure up to others expectations or standards, when really I just don't know how to act, due to my lack of "friendship" experience. I find that I am constantly trying to make someone happy, or trying to do what I can to live up to their expectations.


Why Low Maintenance Friendship Is The Best Kind

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 07:34:18 -0500

Friendship is a kind of relationship that affects you a person as it will become a valuable part of your being. But, some kind of friendships is better than others like those low maintenance that will not drain you with so much drama.


Top 7 Thoughts on Nurturing and Keeping a Friendship

Thu, 03 Dec 2015 15:48:55 -0600

Friendship is commonly defined as "a relationship between two or more friends". The direction that the friendship takes really depends on the parties involved and how much they value the relationship. Among other things, it is important to invest time in a relationship.


8 Tips To Become More Social And Make New Friends

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:07:59 -0600

For introverts, things are a bit difficult. They have to show initiative and strength, so they have to have social skills in order to develop personal relationship and achieve success in their professions. If you are want to become more social and want to make new friends, we suggest that you follow the tips given below.


Life Is an Experience

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 15:34:11 -0600

So you feel like nothing you've done counts for anything. It wasn't put on a resume. You're just a mom. You've had setbacks. The kids aren't even grown yet and there's too much going on. Have I got good news for you.


Why You Need To Avoid Fake Friends

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:14:54 -0500

People in life will try to bring you down to their level. Find out how you can identify this and stop it before it's too late.


Are Friends Bad for You?

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 07:31:33 -0500

How many of us stay with the people in our social circle out of habit, laziness, inertia? And yet when we read that we become like the five people we spend most of our time with - is that really for you? Are friends good or bad for us?


Relationships: Are Friends The People That We Have In Our Life Who We Rescue?

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:06:08 -0600

If one was to look back on their life, they may find that they have had friends who have needed their help. This could mean that they have had to drive them to different places, give them a place to stay for a few nights and been there for them when they were not in a good place, amongst other things.


Rekindling Friendship

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 13:35:47 -0500

Friendships are precious, some friendships even dating as far back as school days. Some friends continue living in the same town making it possible for them to often do things together or else spending time for chats. The way of the world today, results with many friendships broken through people moving and living in other countries and not keeping up any contact.


Relationships: Are Friends The People We Have In Our Life Who Always Talk About Themselves?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:08:30 -0600

If one was to get in touch with one of their friends and to ask them how they are, they may find that they return the favour. When this takes place, it might not end up standing out, and this is because this is how they generally respond.


11 Smart Ways To Make New Friends

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 10:16:33 -0500

If you are looking for smart ways to make friends with new people, you are on the right page. In this article, we have shared several smart tips that can help you make new friends. Read on.


Freedom in Friendship

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 11:10:53 -0600

In this world where insincerity seems to be prevalent, some search for a deeper relationship through God, other people, pets and self reflection. Some search for fulfillment in things that leave them empty. There may be sources you haven't even thought of. The answer could be closer than you think.


Tell Me Who Your Friends Are

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 11:03:53 -0500

We know we are supposed to surround ourselves with people of quality. But what's even more important is to NOT surround yourself with people who will boycott your success. They may not mean to. But often they just can't help themselves.


Should You Cut Bad Friends Out of Your Life or Learn to Better Manage Personal Boundaries?

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 08:40:42 -0600

Once you realise that you have attracted an unhealthy dynamic with friends, it's not always as easy as simply 'cutting them off'. If you don't learn how to improve your interpersonal dynamics, you'll just attract more parasitic friends. The trick is to learn healthy boundaries and practise them with your existing friends.


Examine Your Circle of Influence

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 11:35:06 -0500

This article will explain the importance of surrounding yourself with people who will help sharpen you and build you up. You are the average of the people you spend the most of your time with. Make sure these people are positive influences on your life.


The Key Ingredient

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 07:27:33 -0600

Some people are surrounded by a throng of friends. Some people have no friends. Some people have that one best friend that lasts a lifetime. What is that one key ingredient?


Who Goes There - Friend Or Foe?

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 06:54:34 -0500

Transparency, the avowed goal of digitization, will indeed be achieved in a whole lot of interactions though the electronic slips generated thereof. However, the desired transparency in terms of human relations is getting more and more shrouded in ambiguity, suspicion and blatant paranoia...


Is Friendship the Burgeoning Step of a Relationship?

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 06:24:08 -0500

Have you ever thought of the title question? Do you have any straight forward answers? I suggest that you look inside for insights.


Judging People - Why So Hard to Stop

Tue, 26 Feb 2019 12:34:29 -0600

Despite our valuing non-discrimination, judging someone's social status, attitudes, and character is often too quick. Here are 3 reasons for this.


Birds of a Feather Flock Together - How Your Friends Shape Your Lives

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 09:00:44 -0600

The quality of our friendships and the quality of the people we call friends will condition us to be better or worse people. How is this true, and what steps can we take towards making good friendships and good friends?


Do You Truly Practice the Meaning of Friendship?

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:14:16 -0500

What is a friendship? The philosopher Aristotle said, "In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. They keep the young out of mischief; they comfort and aid the old in their weakness, and they incite those in the prime of life to noble deeds."


A Spiritual Based Relationship Versus an Ego Based Relationship-Conquering Your Friendships

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 07:31:52 -0500

The answer is emphatically, yes. Since everything that we do and create is the result of a single thought, how can we ignore our daily thought patterns? We are our worse enemy when it comes to our mental and physical heath. The only thing in this life that we have total control over is our thoughts. Our thoughts create the life that we are living today and these thoughts were shaped and influenced by our parents and our environment.


Friendship For Better Health

Thu, 17 Dec 2015 11:01:12 -0600

Historically, we always have lived in groups because it facilitated our survival. It's easier to hunt, live, and provide security as a group. Here are all the health benefits.


8 Tips for When You've Not Socialised in a While

Wed, 31 Oct 2018 11:49:58 -0500

If you're a new parent, have perhaps had a change in personal circumstances, moved location or introduced a new lifestyle and are now being offered opportunities to go out when you've not socialised in a while it can be hard to motivate yourself to leave the house and make the effort to join in. Here are 8 great tips to help you get out there and join in!


5 Genuine Reasons Why We Lose Friends

Wed, 06 Jun 2018 08:14:45 -0500

We all wish to have the same best friends as we had in our childhood. But how many of us are actually able to do so. With each passing year, friendship changes due to the challenges that life offers.


The Role of Food in Your Social Life

Fri, 05 Jul 2019 10:47:03 -0500

I'm sure we've all been there, running through various questions when we've been invited to someone's house. And if it's a dining out invitation there may also be questions about settling the bill, who's drinking alcohol and who's not, how formal will it be. Food often plays a big role in our social life.


The Unusual Friend

Wed, 28 Oct 2015 13:28:12 -0500

While trying to adapt to new surroundings, you look for a comfortable corner. This story is about such a friend who made me feel a little more familiar to the totally unknown environment. Most of the times you bond to a place because of the most unexpected relationships. These "unusual friends" make the journey of life a smooth sail.


Relationships: Do You Hide Your True-Self When You Are Around Your Friends?

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 07:09:04 -0500

If one was to think about their career, they may find that they do something that really matters to them. And if they were to think about what their relationships are like, they may also find that this area of their life is just as fulfilling.


Forgiveness Is More Than Just Words, It's a Process

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:26:15 -0600

How often have we heard, "Just forgive her." Like it's just something we can do automatically, like turning on a light switch. If it were truly so easy, we would probably just do it.


What Having a Friend Might Mean to You

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 08:36:50 -0500

People mean a lot to each other due to several memories, relationships and sometimes just a simple connection. For me, relationship or even friendship was a very strange thing. I never actually understood it. I liked being aloof, independent and on my own all the time. I loved my silenced-filled life with a lot of time to think whatever I want. In simple words, I was never a people person.


There Are Many Different Kinds Of Friends

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 11:10:24 -0600

"People are in your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime." It's more than a line from a greeting card. There are many different kinds of friends and that is OK. There is no one definition of FRIEND.


Francis De Sales On Godly and Toxic Relationships

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 08:37:50 -0600

FRANCIS De Sales (1567-1622) gives what seems like very contemporary advice - don't nurture friendships with toxic people. It's not only unbecoming of believing people who are supposed to be nurturing holy relationships, it's also such a waste of time and emotional energy.


Cancer or a Car Wreck

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:01:07 -0600

I get so busy with all of the distracting, unimportant areas of my life, that I don't do a very good job of nurturing my relationships. A text is not the same as a call, and a call is not the same as a hug. I need to do better.


Relationships: Are Friends The People That We Have In Our Life Who Try To Fix Us?

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:36:07 -0500

While one can have people in their life who are there to support them, they can also spend time with people who try to fix them. As a result of this, it could be said that one will feel good in their presence or they will end up feeling bad.


Importance of Trust

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 08:20:48 -0500

Trust is fundamental to life.Trustworthiness is a moral value considered to be a virtue. You can't have relationships without trust, let alone good ones. Intimacy depends on it.


Millennial Connections: Places to Meet People and Get Your Life Off the Ground

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 14:37:01 -0500

I come across comments on blogs all the time, 'How can I meet people my own age?' It's difficult waiting for others to plan for you. The usual options, churches and bars, don't work much anymore. For churches, it's because that's not their main focus, for the bars it's about profit. Both consider socializing an afterthought.


A Friend Who Will Hold Your Hand

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 06:55:37 -0500

We are all trying to move further ahead in life and be in a better place than we are today or have been in the past; there is always room for improvement. We find a lot of areas that need working upon be it in terms of our education, financial management, relationships or our nature. We may have set a list of goals for ourselves but we don't know how to actually achieve them. It is even possible that we are doing one thing in life but it never really feels right and we don't feel good about it.


Relationships: Why Do Friendships Come To An End?

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 06:38:16 -0500

If one was to think about a close friend, it could be someone they have known for a number of months or it may be a number of years. Yet regardless of how long they have known each other for, they will have a strong connection.


Success and Human Relationship

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 10:13:38 -0500

One of the most significant things about success is that it affects every aspect of your life. Your level of success determines the way you speak, the house you live in, the places you go, the way you dress, the things you eat, etc. Your relationship with others is also affected, or determined, by your level of success. Birds of a feather flock together. People are expected to identify with those at the same level of success with them in friendly relationships. This is why friendship is always best among people on the same level. This article focuses on the effects of success on human relationship.


True Friend For Life

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:35:23 -0500

This article is about true friendship which never abandons you. Its the type of friendship that holds your hand throughout your life even when you are apart and the memories bring the feeling of bliss. Here I have described such an experience with my all-time friend, A, whom I deeply love and will always love.


Why Not Make the Effort and Turn Up!

Mon, 04 Feb 2019 15:12:58 -0600

I bet I'm not the only one who sometimes heaves a sigh of relief when an evening's plans are cancelled. Winter especially can be a tough time for leaving home. But being sociable is an important way to stay involved and engaged in all areas of our lives. It's important to make the effort to turn up.


Dangers of Mixing With the Wrong Crowd

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 07:19:29 -0600

The quickest way to destroy your own life is to associate yourself with bad company and many people have discovered this to their cost. There is no doubt that hanging around bad company will have a detrimental affect on your potential.


Why It Is Important to Have Friends Who Aren't Exactly Like You

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 07:28:34 -0500

Meaningful and true friendship does not always begin and end with the "What?! You too?!" Here are goods reasons to scorn the overrated statement that birds with the same feathers flock together.


Social Savvy: How To Add New Energy To Your Life

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 06:56:59 -0600

As we get older, friends tend to come and go over time. If your friends seem to have gotten fewer over the years, you might find yourself spending too much time at home alone. And when that happens, it doesn't take much for you to begin feeling lonely and out of touch. It's easy to build a social life once you have a couple of friends, but the first couple can be challenging to find. And the first step is a willingness to move beyond the confines of your home...


If Only My Friends Enjoyed Sharing Life With Others!

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 13:23:45 -0500

Man is a social animal. We need friends around us; but we seldom find friends amongst our family members - siblings, children, parents, and the spouse. A friend is one who tries to bring out the best in us. We need to be more friendly with siblings, parents, children, and the spouse. Why do we fail to do so? Let's attempt to correct this human error. God will bless us.


I'll Gladly Pay You Tuesday For A Hamburger Today

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 07:43:16 -0500

Do you have friends? Sometimes we are tempted to criticize a friend, and if we do that we may decide that friend is short of what we deserve. Be careful about that. Your friend may not deserve the fate that you mete out. You may not be a better person if you ditch your friend.


My Visit to the Professor - Part 1

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 10:38:24 -0500

Out of the blue, on the Saturday morning of April 13, I called the professor and said, "I want to come over." It was not really out of the blue, for lately I may have been thinking about him, the way people hold others at the back of their minds without much effort while they go about their daily business. When his voice came over it was reassuringly strong but raspy, and I wondered if he was trying to fight off some aches and pains while at the same time talking to me.


Relationships: Do People's Friends Reveal If They Value Themselves?

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:19:11 -0500

If one wanted to find out what someone is like, they could take the time to get to know them. And, after they have spent a certain amount of time in their presence, they might feel as though they have a good understanding of them.


Friendship - Bridge Between the Hearts

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:13:32 -0500

It has always been difficult and tricky to define friendship without overlooking any of its significant factors. In this article, through mentioning some of the known facts about friendship and relating them to our daily lives, I will try to describe it in relatively few words, according to my humble understanding.


Faux Friends Versus True Friends

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 08:14:05 -0600

Having true friends can make school easier and more fun. If you have a friend, you have a person to talk to and enjoy good times with. You also have someone to help you through hard times at school. You can help each other with schoolwork, stick up for each other, and cheer each other up when one of you is down. However, we have to do know who are true friends are. We have all had friends who have hurt us from time to time. We need to be able to recognize which friends are loyal and which ones are false friends. We can't all immediately spot people who are false friends. False friends are usually cheaters, bullies, people who spread rumours about us and those who treat others like dirt. But there are also more subtle signs that someone is not worth your friendship. If someone makes you feel bad about yourself, tells stories about others, lies to you or laughs at you, run the other way!


How To Make Friends

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 09:33:32 -0500

Making friends is not easy, but everyone is looking for friends. So go in blind if you have to, don't be afraid to be yourself, don't be afraid to ask personal questions, and set some goals for yourself. And remember to smile!


Who Are Your Real Friends?

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 10:53:45 -0500

Who do you refer to as your friends? Is it the person who spends the most time with you? Or the person who is always there in times of trouble? Is this a real good definition of a friend or only a construed meaning of what a real friend should be?


7 Tips to Turn Strangers Into Friends

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 20:32:10 -0500

If you want to know some tips to turn strangers into your friends, we suggest that you follow these tips from experts. With these tips, you will be able to make some great friends. Read on.


Look, Listen, and Learn From Friends

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 08:46:22 -0500

Look, listen, and learn. Real life. As children we develop friendships that we vowed no matter what, we will be friends to the end. We were sincere in the very idea and thought of that pack.


When to Let Go of Your Home Boys

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 10:40:17 -0500

There comes a time when you outgrow the friends you grew up with. These are the signs that you need to let them go.


10 Advantages of Having a Big Circle of Friends

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 13:10:48 -0500

The friendship is the biggest asset a person can have in his life. It becomes sweeter when there are more true friends you can bank on during the lean periods in your lives. In this short article, we would be discussing the benefits of having a bigger friend circle in your lives.


To My Friend Aliyy

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:08:25 -0500

We all read quotes on developing and maintaining friendships. The real thing is friendship outnumbers every relation in this world. When you see their name and your heart skips a beat. When you fight with them tears come in your eyes. And never ever you can dream of leaving them.


Relationships: Are Friends The People That We Get in Touch With When We Want Something?

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 08:05:04 -0500

If one was to get in touch with someone they know it could be because they need something. However, it doesn't mean that this will always be the case, as there could be times when they don't need anything.


A Gift Of the Arts

Mon, 07 Dec 2015 13:31:38 -0600

When you come from where I come from, you don't trust that people are just being nice because they really want to be. I learned that when you work hard, some people really do want to help you keep doing good with your life.


Friendship - Are You a True or False Friend?

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 07:01:03 -0600

I have friendships that I have been prepared to give without very much in return, owing to my ability to give unconditionally to them for their growth. With these people I feel blessed that I have the opportunity to be able to reflect and see what can be gained by my own self learning as a result. There have been times that I have wondered why any sane person would do this, and be hurt so often when there is little return, other than knowing that by being there, I am providing growth and learning for us both which others may never give.


In Search Of Friendly Relations

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 08:29:41 -0600

We all covet harmony and happiness in our lives. We seek friendly relationships, with children, spouse, siblings, and parents. There are conflicts in all relationships due to ego clashes, lack of tolerance, and selfish attitudes. It is possible to live in harmony in a friendly ambience. We need to define," Who is a friend?"


Raksha Bandhan: Heart Strings or Locked Doors?

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:46:22 -0500

The festival of Raksha Bandhan is an Indian cultural event that celebrates familial bonds between brothers and sisters. Gradually the festival has taken on different overtones but the spirit of the festival is slowly making its return, despite the excessive commercialization.


Why You Love (and Need) to Socialise

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 07:29:07 -0500

Socialization, as it's formally called, produces feelings of happiness, reduces stress, anxiety and depression, and even improves cognitive function, quality of life and longevity. Humans are, by nature, social creatures - in the past we needed each other to increase the likelihood of survival and for the strength that comes from co-operation. So, being with others is a deeply soothing experience on a primal neurological level, creating a sense of safety and confidence.


The Blessing of the Love of Kindness

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 07:08:03 -0600

KINDNESS sees in the distance a small thing to be done, a gift of love, and having done it, shies away from any credit, getting on with its day, eyes peeled for a new opportunity. But that's not all kindness is; it's much, much more.


Making and Keeping Friends

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 08:14:27 -0600

It can be hard to know the difference between a true and fake friend at first. However, once you know the difference between the two, you should try to make friends and keep them. Maybe making friends is hard for you because you're shy or naturally quiet. Even if you're not shy, it can be hard to talk to people you don't know well or who make you feel nervous. The fact is, most adolescents feel shy some of the time and some feel shy a lot of the time. There's nothing wrong with keeping to yourself when you don't feel like talking.


Community and the Loss and Gain of Friendships

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:00:46 -0500

We all experience the loss of friends and changes in our relationships. It may be our decision, the other person's, jointly decided or something thrust upon us by life. The loss may have come from something negative like jealousy, ill-will, anger or fear. It may have come from a decision based on what seemed best for all concerned. It may have been the natural outcome of something that life brought into the arena. Regardless, we can practise these principles of healing and growth:


8 Reasons Why You Can Find A Lifetime Friend in Your Cousin

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 14:43:13 -0500

You can always be counting on your family before anyone else. And life gets you going social and you have to be independent on your own.


Being Home In the Company of Others

Mon, 22 Feb 2016 08:02:59 -0600

Making new friends is like starting a new adventure. If we can be our real selves, and we find we're safe in that, what a journey's started!


The Advantage To Living In A Small Town

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 11:27:15 -0500

Many years ago, a very wise person told me that I would eventually travel extensively and would learn many things. She also told me to never forget where I came from, to never forget what was important in life. At the time, I didn't understand what she meant. I grew up and was still living in a small town in southeastern Indiana. It seemed rather insignificant to me, about the only thing there were corn fields and basketball hoops. There were very few of what we now consider the modern necessities of life, restaurants, theater, etc, the finer things in life. It took several years for me to finally realize that wise person was correct. Many say that people who live in small towns are narrow minded, old fashioned, stubborn, and many of the various negative traits we attach to people who are different than ourselves.


Have You Been Searching for a BFF?

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 12:43:06 -0500

Have you been trying to find someone with whom you can be vulnerable? A girlfriend or a bestie who is open to hearing what is truly happening in your life and the emotions that you're experiencing? So many of us struggle to find a great friend, someone who won't judge or criticize us for what we're thinking, feeling, or doing.


The Gift of Loneliness

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 08:07:04 -0600

Do you feel lonely, broken or somehow flawed? That you have no real value, that you are faking it? Do you long to connect with others? Then you have come to the right place. You can make a difference. You can experience happiness and give that same gift to others as well.


The 7 Basic Truths About Lies & Smear Campaigns

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 10:06:14 -0600

Human Nature Is a Funny Thing. Most of us have never heard the phrase "lies & smear campaigns. I know I didn't until 18 months ago. Until confronted of what was going on behind my back, it never occurred to me that people even did things like this. Whether it came from a parent, a teacher, a spouse or a close friend we tend to believe what we hear. This is basically a good quality for each of us. Most of us rarely, if ever, question the veracity of a loved one's statements, and this is a fine quality to have. That is, until you find yourself on the receiving end of a toxic smear campaign by a morally disordered narcopath (narcissistic sociopath) hell-bent on destroying everything about you. She has no boundaries, so in her morally depraved mind, nothing is off-limits, be it your marriage, your livelihood, your family ties, and even your very freedom.


If We Were Having Coffee

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 08:33:08 -0500

If we were having coffee, we would meet up at my favorite place, order our coffees and sit down at one of the long community tables. I would look into your eyes, take a deep breath and hold back the tears.


5 Benefits of Joining a Friendship Club

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 10:15:39 -0500

If you are thinking of joining a friendship club, you may be a bit intimidated. You can join a local or online club to make new friends. If chosen wisely, you can enjoy a lot of benefits by being part of a club. Given below is a description of 5 benefits that you can avail if you make this decision after doing your homework.


What's the Secret of Forming Close Friendships?

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:00:45 -0600

People with close friendships are happier! How do they do it?


Making Good on a Promise - Part Two

Mon, 04 Jan 2016 11:51:47 -0600

Have you ever made a vow to yourself of something you will revisit in your lifetime? You will know when the time is right. It may happen at once or as a process. Here's where I'm at with mine.


Show How Much You Care

Thu, 03 Jan 2019 11:59:53 -0600

I recently received a most gorgeous gift, an expected box of homemade treats. I was blown away that someone had cared enough to think of me and go to all that effort. And it set me off reflecting on the many different ways we can let someone know that we're thinking about them, that we value our friendship and we care.


Social Media: Can Social Media Stop Someone From Realising When A Friendship Is Over?

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:06:12 -0500

If someone was asked why they use social media, they may say that it's because it allows them to stay in touch with their friends. It could be said that this is not much of a surprise, and this is because this is how social media is often portrayed.


The Magic of Congenial Friendship

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:17:36 -0600

We, as social animals need company of each other to share our happiest, grief-stricken, difficulties and easiest moments. Consequently, it leads to either celebration or empathetic moments in return. Whatsoever way we may think to be independent, we are either directly or indirectly dependent on each other on this planet.


Are Friends The People That We Have In Our Life Who Only Accept Us When We Do What They Want?

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:19:06 -0500

If one was to think about what their friends are like, they could start to think about how they accept them for who they are. It is then not going to be necessary for them to play a role, and it could be said that this is how it should be.


God Is Still Near

Mon, 28 Dec 2015 13:42:57 -0600

Even when we long for God's friendship and feel like he's forgotten us, he hasn't left. All we have to do is remember the story of Job.


Reflection: The Road of Building Friendships

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 11:36:09 -0500

This is an essay I wrote for our grammar class about our "Reflection". I focused on this particular activity we had during this event.


Your True Friend

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 07:38:40 -0500

You come into this world alone and leave alone. While you are here you meet a lot of people, they come and go; some stay till the end. But when the end does come even those who were around the longest have to stay back because it is your journey to embark upon. So in this scenario of constant change, a lifetime of being in a flux, what is it that has remained constant? You.


Of Social Media and Friendships

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 10:26:16 -0500

This article is for those who are having second thoughts on their relationship status with online friends. With our internet driven world how can we assure good friends in social media?


Friendship Is a Relationship of Mutual Affection Between People

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 21:42:20 -0500

The relation of friendship is priceless. True friendship is about knowing that someone is there when you need help.This day is celebrated all over the world. Friend in need is friend indeed.


Do Work & Chores Stop You From Making New Friends?

Mon, 21 May 2018 20:39:04 -0500

How 'good' are you at making new friends. Recent research has discovered that many of us are simply too busy to think about initiating new friendships. 63% say that work takes up too much of their time, whilst chores are blamed by 65% But surely sometimes it's important to park up distractions, do what it takes and extend our circle with new friends.


8 Simple Steps on How to Choose Friends Wisely

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:02:35 -0500

We all need friends that we can talk to, someone who we can vent our hardships in life. Or we just might want a friend who we can have fun with. Finding the right friend who can meet your expectations can be challenging. You want a friend who you share the same values a friend who can encourage you, congratulate you after accomplishing something, respects you and also a friend who does not take advantage of you. Before you know how to choose your friends you need to "study everyone" know their weakness and strength, try to understand them. This will give you an understanding in choosing your friends and becoming a leader. The following are steps that I use to help me select the right friends.


The Responsibility We Have to Friends

Sun, 03 Jun 2018 17:04:24 -0500

Deep friendships mean abysmal betrayals, when, for some reason, the relationship ends. Inevitably every close relationship, friendships particularly, are affected by conflict, and ultimately some skirmish occurs to test the strength of trust between two buddies.


The Advantages of Small Town Living

Wed, 12 Jun 2019 13:30:34 -0500

Continuously, people, especially those from the east coast criticize people living in small town USA, particularity the Midwest. One of their major complaints is that small town people know everyone's business and life story. So what, what have you done wrong that you don''t want anyone to know about? So what, if everyone does know, you are only human, humans all do things they would be better off if they haven't done them, everyone else in your little town has done the same. In most small towns people have a genuine concern for their fellow neighbor and even though they may occasionally gossip about them, when the chips are down, they will pitch in and help each other when those in the larger cities could care less about their neighbor and leave the helping to someone else.


The Bare It All Syndrome Is Killing It All

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:19:29 -0500

When relationships go sour, which they sometime will and anger and frustration seems to rule over your heart - a word of advice to the aggrieved - hold your tongue or in today's case - emoticons, emoji, FB and eager Twitter updates and press conference if you will to spill out the beans. Silence is golden and always pays says an adage and that seems long forgotten in the age of one-upmanship where whoever spills the beans first seems to get the eyes and ears. All it does then is becomes open for judgement and ridicule and...


Your True Friends Will Always Be - If You Can Count Them on One Hand, You May Have Too Many

Mon, 09 Jul 2018 14:55:34 -0500

The advent of Facebook was one of the worst vehicles to ingratiate itself upon our lives. IT (information technology) effectively took everyone's lives and smashed all of us all together into a virtual universal high school, if not lesser. Our lives have been turned into "a social experiment" that seeks to promote a constant reinforcement of validation, overstated promotion of our faulty ideas and irrational thoughts, and perpetually masturbates some form of tacit confirmation that we "matter." Facebook's system of acquiring and adding "friends," was the single most incredible achievement of entrepreneurial and psychological proportions; encourage people to virally promote themselves, cross-connect with "like-minded folks" that politically charge up the armies with "group think mentality," link up with people they know and call them, "friends," and then, use that information to market a truckload of useless nonsense and unnecessary commodities to these people through the social medium. Brilliant. Your true friends know who and what you are, understand how and why you are, and love you for better, worse, richer, poorer and always stand with you, whether the battle is theirs or not!


A Special Friend

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:36:28 -0500

A special friend is someone who is hard to find and difficult to lose. How much more to forget? We do not make friends because they are useful but the tie once it becomes stronger has a number of positive aspects. They become our anchor once we are tired, restless and helpless. Just listening to their voice or reading their messages, we are already uplifted. But sometimes, they also come and go.


How Does Your Mental, Physical and Spiritual Health Affect Your Relationships?

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:53:33 -0500

From my perspective, the most important piece affecting our relationships with our loved ones is our physical health. Our physical health affects our mental health and our spiritual health. Our physical health is determined by our life style. This involves our daily diet and our daily activity or the lack there of. If we don't have righteous thinking and discipline, our physical health will suffer dramatically. If we don't live a healthy life style, then we are going to age quickly with poor health physically and mentally. We have to maintain a healthy body and mind in order to be happy and our happiness determines how well we relate to our loved ones.


On Choosing Friends

Thu, 17 Dec 2015 09:32:12 -0600

List us lucky if we are able to choose a pragmatic friend. Question yourself - "why a particular friend is important to us? In what way is she contributing to our happiness? Has she shown a positive support? What will I do to maintain that relation and how am I going to be helpful to her?" The answers will clear our mindset. My experience says we should have 'supersets,' 'sets' and 'subsets' of friends. By forming this kind of circle one never gets burned. Investing in multiple groups is a boon yet keeping a special friend is a bonus. If we are really lucky to have "one" who fits the bills, it's a great return on investment! It's good to presume, not all friendships stay forever.As long as a friendship is wholesome, do cherish.Friends may give us lows, but an ample amount of highs also come from here. It's an uplifting relationship. Let us enjoy this relationship walking steadily and carefully.