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The Vine: August 28, 2013
August 28, 2013 – 12:07 PM | 16 Comments
The Vine: August 28, 2013

In honor of my wonderful friend A's birthday this week, I decided to ask a question that has kept me up nights for almost a decade.

The Vine: August 21, 2013
August 21, 2013 – 3:32 PM | 22 Comments
The Vine: August 21, 2013

My friend Catherine (36) and her husband Scot (38) have been married for about a year and a half now. It is her first marriage and his third.

The Vine: May 1, 2013
May 1, 2013 – 10:50 AM | 40 Comments
The Vine: May 1, 2013

I have been friends with a woman for about 10 years now. I have known her much longer through mutual acquaintances, but we really just started having a personal friendship not that long ago.

The Vine: February 13, 2013
February 13, 2013 – 10:58 AM | 37 Comments
The Vine: February 13, 2013

This time last year, my husband and I decided to try and get pregnant. For the first few months, we decided to "Not Try Not To Try" (I go off birth control and we see …

The Vine: October 31, 2012
October 31, 2012 – 10:22 AM | 29 Comments
The Vine: October 31, 2012

I have an awkward friendship question. I have a friend, who I've known since elementary school. We are fairly close, talk on the phone regularly, etc., and she is one of my only friends who …

The Vine: May 2, 2012
May 2, 2012 – 12:47 PM | 21 Comments
The Vine: May 2, 2012

This might be a "friendships have a lifespan" question, but it seems a little more complicated than that, and I could use some perspective.
"C" and I have been friends since college. She is a year …

The Vine: March 28, 2012
March 28, 2012 – 3:44 PM | 51 Comments
The Vine: March 28, 2012

A few years ago, my best friend, W, met L. I had recently moved away and W was feeling lonely (she's pretty shy and has a hard time meeting new people), so she was really …

The Vine: February 15, 2012
February 15, 2012 – 10:54 AM | 18 Comments
The Vine: February 15, 2012

Eight years ago, during college, I became very close friends with a co-worker. She had just graduated from high school and her boyfriend was at boot camp. A few months after we met, they became …

The Vine: February 8, 2012
February 8, 2012 – 2:45 PM | 35 Comments
The Vine: February 8, 2012

I have an "expired friendship" question. I've known this friend (Mark, let's say) since our first year of college, which was nearly twenty years ago. I considered him one of my closest friends, and he …

The Vine: January 18, 2012
January 18, 2012 – 2:52 PM | 11 Comments
The Vine: January 18, 2012

"H" and I have been friends for seven years. For the first four, we were very close; then I moved schools and we both went to university, so we saw each other less often, but …