How to Deal When Your Friend Takes Back Their Terrible Ex

Friendly reminder that your friend isn’t with this person to annoy you.


How to Deal With Friends Who Are Racist, Sexist or Bigoted

In an increasingly divided world, should you sever relationships because associating with bigots make you a bigot or is it okay to let it slide as a small downside of someone who is otherwise great?


25% of Millennials in the US Don’t Have a Single Friend

New research suggests millennials are the loneliest generation.


Not Having a Best Friend Might Actually Be Better for Your Mental Health

A recent study found that 30% of millennials in the US don't have a best friend. But maybe we're all happier without one?


Running a Virtual Kitchen in ‘Overcooked’ Restores My Friends' Spirits

After intense conversations, I crave a supportive, productive diversion. So my friends and I become tiny animal chefs.


Starting an Instagram Clique Fixed My Fear of Group Friendships

My friendships with other women were hard-earned, closely guarded one-on-ones, until I accidentally started a thriving Instagram community.


How to Use Astrology to Improve Your Relationships

VICE astrologer Annabel Gat explains how astrology can be your ultimate wingperson—if you use it the right way.


How Do You Help an Online Friend Who Seems Depressed?

When you barely know someone, it's hard to tell what’s a mental health crisis and what’s just run-of-the-mill venting.


Karaoke Is Most Fun When It's Also Depressing

I never intended for karaoke to be a method of self-care or whatever, but when I think back to my peak karaoke-going days in 2016, when I went almost every week...yeah, I suppose something was up.


How Do You Let Go of a Toxic Friend?

In this episode of In Bloom: Should you forgive a cheating partner? What should you do if you can’t get aroused? How do you date without Tinder?


I Rented a Friend to See If I Could Cure My Loneliness

One in three of us now describe ourselves as "socially isolated". Can salvation be bought for $25 an hour?


On Friends Who Want to Die

I was struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts. Turns out the best person to talk to was someone who was coping with the same things.