How To Identify Emotional Manipulation (362/365)

When it comes to manipulation we tend to think about the more obvious kinds, the types that we know straight away are bad like physical or pschological. The thing is, most people practice the art of emotional manipulation every single day and many aren't even aware of it, which is not only scary but also … Continue reading How To Identify Emotional Manipulation (362/365)

Don’t Become Someones Backup Plan (344/365)

You know when it happens, when you get a call, a text or any conversation about an up and coming plan with someone you care about, you guys discuss it and make plans and then it happens. The news you didn't want to hear or acknowledge... the only reason you were considered is because someone … Continue reading Don’t Become Someones Backup Plan (344/365)

Fun Ways To Wind Someone Up (316/365)

If you're anything like me you'll love to wind someone up, in the UK we call it harmless banter, and in other countries I guess it's called teasing, but honestly it's something that is a lot of fun and can grow a lot of strong friendships when done right. You kind of have to understand … Continue reading Fun Ways To Wind Someone Up (316/365)

Don’t Say This To Your Friend Who’s Depressed (230/365)

Mental health issues are something that's difficult to talk about and to navigate, especialy when you're just learning about how to effects your day to day life. At some point you'll have someone confide in you about their thoughts, their feelings and their mental health and in those moments it's always important to be understanding, … Continue reading Don’t Say This To Your Friend Who’s Depressed (230/365)

The ‘Not-So-Common’ Ways To Tell If Someone’s Nice (219/365)

When you get to a certain age you start to realise that not everyone is a nice person, even if they seem lovely when you interact with them they can hide their true selves fairly easily. Since adult life involves a lot of small talk and showing specific pieces of yourself, it's truly hard to … Continue reading The ‘Not-So-Common’ Ways To Tell If Someone’s Nice (219/365)

Check In On Your Friends (213/365)

Sometimes you need to just check in on your friends, it doesn't matter how they seem or if they look like they're ok, you'll never really know unless you ask. By asking I don't mean the polite "how are you", I mean actually sitting them down and asking about they're wellbeing and mental health. At … Continue reading Check In On Your Friends (213/365)

Friendship Red Flags to Look Out For (211/365)

I've spoken about red flags before and I think it's time to talk about it again because there's a lot of behaviours that people have and as a collective we're just not recognising how bad they are. Popular culture also doesn't help at all since most of the 'good friendships' are toxic and unhealthy, and … Continue reading Friendship Red Flags to Look Out For (211/365)

What Makes a Good Friend? (210/365)

This topic comes up a lot, whether you're a child or an adult, the concept of having a good friend is something that is mentioned frequently, and recognising a good one from a bad one is an important life skill that will make or break you at some point. We see a lot of popular … Continue reading What Makes a Good Friend? (210/365)

How to Maintain Adult Friendships (90/365)

Adulting is difficult, you suddenly have loads of responsibilities, jobs, money and you spend a lot of it complaining about taxes and politics. The transition from teenagehood to adulthood comes with a lot of difficulties, but one I've witnessed is maintaining friendships. Now, as someone who is notoriously shitty at communicating and keeping friends for … Continue reading How to Maintain Adult Friendships (90/365)