The wedding industrial complex has turned a special day into a prohibitively expensive affair. For the bride’s attendants, this can mean shelling out inordinate amounts of money just to prove their loyalty.
The award-winning memoirist reflects on her intense, instantaneous social-media friendship with a favorite singer—only to be left to try to make sense of her just-as-sudden disappearing act.
In this deeply poignant essay, the award-winning novelist-memoirist perfectly evokes that gutting feeling when your best friend knows it's time to go before you're ready to accept it.
In an age of increased social isolation online, loneliness may feel more chronic. But solitude isn’t a condition to be treated; it’s a fact of life.
At her local pub, the writer felt confident being the only one "with her" drinking amid a sea of friendly Trump supporters. Until the day after the election.
The writer was put off by a close friend's penchant for having extramarital affairs—with other married men. Is it wrong to part ways with someone whose values clash with your own?
DAME’s Friendkeeper advises a woman whose BFFs have priced her out of group activities and helps a businesswoman negotiate with a pal involved in a Ponzi scheme.
DAME’s Friendkeeper helps a holiday host menu-plan for high-maintenance guests and counsels a woman at war with an old friend over how to sell Girl Scout cookies on social media.
DAME's Friendkeeper helps defuse a woman's anxiety over her close pal's transition, and shows a mom how to manage other hypercompetitive parents
DAME’s Friendkeeper helps a lefty decide whether to unlock horns with her neocon BFF, and advises a mom on the intricate politics of mean-tween parenting.