How to Solve problems with friends
Find top tips, get easy to follow step-by step guides and read real stories to empower you to Be a rewarding and real friend.
“It sounds like you may have anxiety”...I felt a huge pressure immediately release from my entire body, pure joy filled my heart and quite honestly I could have just sobbed there and then in the bar. Someone finally understood me. Here are 5 easy steps to help a friend you think may have anxiety.
Anxiety can have a big impact on friendships. Whether you are suffering from anxiety or you have a friend that is, it can strain, change and put pressure on your friendship. Anxiety can present itself in different ways for different people. It can be hard to pinpoint its cause and even harder to pinpoint its cure. Here are things you need to know about anxiety and friendships.
Have you been left wondering if one of your friends is actually a real friend? Friends should be the ones you turn to for fun, support and love. It can be really easy to get caught up in a toxic friendship and not even know it. Here are top 10 ways of how to spot toxic friends.
A friend that is constantly giving you their opion when you haven’t asked for it can be exhausting and can destroy your self confidence, if you let it. It is really important to be able to recognise these opinionated people and learn how to manage your friendship with them. To manage the stress that they cause it is essential to be able to manage conversations with them or decide whether it is more beneficial to detox them from your friendship circle. Here are 5 easy ways to manage a friend that is too opinionated.
Trying to juggle; life, staying healthy, working, keeping a happy relationship and managing a social life can at times feel overwhelming. However getting a good balance between ‘adulting’ and having fun is actually essential to your mental wellbeing. Here are 5 easy ways to maintain friendships while in a relationship...
Within all female friendships there tend to be trending topics of conversation. Most women experience the same kind of issues from the latest diet they are following to their partner being annoying again. The problem is meetups can become more of a bitch fest than a fun, sociable evening out. Here are things not to talk about with friends.
Texting is the biggest killer of relationships and friendships. I think it definitely has a time and place but building strong connections isn’t one of them. Here are 4 ways texting ruins friendships.
Once you've been coupled up for years, single lonely Valentines Days can seem like a very distant memory. So distant in fact it makes you miss your single days! Now although you're past the soppy stuff, not doing gifts this year and too busy spending money on the kids you single friends may appreciate some extra support. Here's a handy guide of the top 10 things never to say to your single friends on Valentines Day.
When life gets busy it can be easy to take great friends for granted. When we have lots to do and are swept into the craziness of the everyday it can be so easy to leave a text message not replied to for days, to not send love or appreciation their way and to forget important things going on in their life. Here you will find 6 simple but effective steps to stop taking your friends forgranted instantly!
Friendships can easily become stuck in a rut and boring especially adult friendships. In fact adult friending in general brings many challenges and can easily lack fun and excitement through a shortage in ideas of things to do. Throw in money concerns, life responsibilities and limited free time then things really do get complicated. Here is the solution...
Within friendships, it is easy to create a longing for someone to fill your voids. You may be
waiting for someone to come along; to make you feel better, to make you motivated, to make you feel worthy or to make you feel happy. But with an expectation so great you will only find disappointment.
We’ve all come across someone like this before. They are lovely to spend time with but can flip into getting possessive over you, jealous when you spend time with other people and a burden with their constant fight for your attention. What they don’t realise is that this type of behaviour actually pushes you away. It’s time to release yourself from this negative strain and either mend the friendship or detox the friendship with these top tips.
When trying to organise a catch up most people will say "I'm working next week". When they say it, they mean that they're working their set hours during the day but will be free in the evenings. When I say I'm working next week it normally means I'm away on a 9 hour flight ride in another country halfway around the world. What people struggle to grasp is that I can't just fit in a coffee between working flights because between working flights, I'm out of the country.
However, being pregnant for a second time I didn’t expect to have conversations with people that would make me question their question. Regularly I get comments and I think to myself that is something you should never say to your friend that is pregnant for the second time. Maybe being the pregnant one you feel like it should be unwritten code, but as I've come across many people that don't know here I am sharing it for the world to see.
I find myself alone and overthinking again. I really have no friends to turn to. My old friends have moved onto bigger, better things than me. They are married, having babies, getting promotions and I’m just…well me! It really is time to move on. I need new friends in my life.
There then becomes a time where you will visit their home. Then you find out that your friend is a hoarder. Not just the memories, tickets, children’s art, books, they keep everything.
It can be difficult, especially for the minimalist, OCD friends, you may be similar people but your homes could not be more different. So, how do you deal with this?
The realisation hits you ‘my friends are a bad influence’. You’re not happy. You’re living an unhealthy lifestyle, you’re not sure how, you just kind of fell into it. You know the problems come from the decisions you’ve made and you’re annoyed you’ve let 'them' influence you.
We are human, we make mistakes, we mess up and a real friend will both apologise and accept apologies to make their friendship stronger. Learn how to apologise in 3 easy steps.
Wait, WHAT?! Is this actually a friend? I guess there are a few various reasons why your friend may be ignoring you, but my gut instinct would be that this person may no longer serve you, or you may no longer serve them as a friend. But let’s go into details, get down to the nitty gritty and work out why ‘my friend is ignoring me’ and see if the friendship is worth saving.
My life path lead me to experience being single in my late twenties and it opened up a whole other world to experience. No one was aware of what not to say to your single friends. I’ve always been in tune with the universe, I practice self-love and I was confident I would meet someone again. The problem was the people around me weren't convinced. Being single lead to a bombardment of comments from family and 'friends' that were hurtful, shocking and would ruin my vibe for days.
I think the term ‘long distance’ has an instant negative stigma attached to it. I actually long love distance friendships and here I will give you the benefits of these friendships and how to make a long distance friendship work.
Sometimes the occasion calls to treat a friend for dinner but sometimes you just want to suggest to hang out and would rather just pay for what you had and go halves. I've had a few of you ask how to approach the subject to avoid any awkwardness when the bill comes. The answer to this is super simple, it’s all in the way you ask. Below you will find examples of how to invite friends for dinner without paying.
I’ve ummed and arred for ages about writing this post. Firstly because I don’t want to come off as a really sad lonely person. But, I’m going to take a punt that there are SO many other people out there exactly like me.
There is always a lot of advice for conceiving, pregnancy, new mums etc but absolutely nothing for the friends that get left behind – but don’t worry I’m here for you. Throughout my 20s I have watched many of my friends get married and have babies and do you know what… it’s a game changer for you as much as them.
I LOVED to be different when I was growing up. I would pride myself in being creative and unique. I was always looking for something different. I wouldn’t get the on-trend product that everyone had, I’d get something a bit more quirky. You can just imagine how fuming I was when I was really excited by my new stand-out purchase and the next day a copycat had the same.
My friend is going through a breakup and you’re wondering what to do, how to avoid putting your foot in it and how to cheer her the hell up and make her feel like the queen she is. Firstly it is important to mention that everyone deals with breakups differently and every breakup situation is different too. Someone dealing with a mutual relationship breakdown of two people growing apart is different from someone discovering their significant other who they are deeply in love with has been cheating. The following advice will apply to anyone wanting the answer to my friend is going through a breakup, what should I do?
We can’t change others but we can change ourselves. Sometimes we have to focus on what we are doing and how we treat others in order to be a good friend which in turn will attract great friends. Do you know how annoying it is to have a friend that is always late?