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A user's guide to fabulous friendships. A good friend is a connection to life – a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world. - Lois Wys Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Kelly Rigby of SHE-POWER.COM.

A user's guide to fabulous friendships

In our teens and twenties, our friendships are everything. They define who we are, what we do and even what we buy. At the time, we assume it will always be this way. Then life races forward. This is not necessarily what we want. Choose friends wisely. Do not be fooled by glamour and street cred. Treat others how you want to be treated. Personally, I don’t think you can go past honesty, loyalty and integrity as a foundation for choosing friends. Make time. Don’t fall into the habit of thinking I’ll “try and find the time”. The easiest way to make time for friends is to organize future gatherings while you are all together. Have fun. Hold onto rituals. “A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself.” - Frances Ward Weller Accept people the way they are.

How to be the perfect boyfriend. What a Lovely Name, The perfect name for your baby. How to commit relationship suicide. There is only a 5% chance that if you are reading this that you are a coward.

How to commit relationship suicide

That’s because readers are statistically proven to be some of the bravest internet users in the land. They’d have to be to put up with my writing! All jokes aside, it’s not always easy to get the courage to tell the person we are dating, or married to, that we’re packing up our stuff and heading out the door. The coward’s approach? Induce the other person into a psychotic episode in which they leave you, so that you don’t have to be the one to pull the (metaphorical) trigger. So how do you create a disconnect that is so great in scope that the relationship crumbles to pieces? Ignore Them. Keep in mind that a reversal of this list could lead to a closer and more fulfilling relationship. La théorie des filles à problèmes. 9 words women use and you shoud be cautious about. 1.)

9 words women use and you shoud be cautious about

Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up. 2.) Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house. 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.) 9.) Iam giving this advice to men you know, to warn them about arguments they can avoid if they hear any of those words and to all the women to give them a good laugh, cause they know it's true! Cheap but great dates.

By Leo Babauta Reader Adam Lehman wrote with this request: I’m a single, college guy so how bout some articles on creative, free dates or something.

Cheap but great dates

I’m sure this could apply to married men as well. Great question — I particularly love it because it’s something that I’ve become good at myself over the years. Yes, I’m a cheapskate, but I’m also a bit of a romantic. What follows are just some ideas — the key is to use your imagination, and you’ll be able to come up with a bunch of your own. Picnic. Again, you can probably come up with a million more of your own ideas.