Friend or Frenemy? : A Guide to the Friends You Need and the Ones You Don't

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  • Copyright: 2008-08-01
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications
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How do you finally break free from a fair-weather bud who flees the scene as soon as a new guy comes around? How do you know which friends make it into your framily? With tips for making and breaking, maintaining and sustaining your friendships, plus stories from real women, Friend or Frenemy? explores how great friends get us through hard times and dishes out advice about dumping the users, losers, and abusers. In this era of instant communication, relationships are not necessarily easier. Friend or Frenemy? also looks at how texting, MySpacing, and other modes of instant communication are oh-so-convenient but sometimes make it harder to make meaningful connections.With tons of wit and loads of charm, Lavinthal and Rozler are sure to get you thinking about friendship as if for the first time-reminding us why our BFFs are often the most important people in our lives.

Author Biography

Andrea Lavinthal is an editor at Cosmopolitan Jessica Rozler works in book publishing. They are the authors of The Hookup Handbook: A Single Girl's Guide to Living It Up

Table of Contents

Introduction: You Get By with a Little Help from Your Friendsp. xv
Friendly Conversationp. 1
The Friend Commandmentsp. 3
Through the Years: A Timeline of Semi-recent Triumphs and Tragedies in Girlfriend Historyp. 9
Textual Healing: The New Rules of Digital Engagementp. 15
Your Buddy List: The People in Your Social Stratospherep. 45
We Are Framily: Your Closest Confidantesp. 47
The Daily Grind: Cubicle Comrades, Worker Bee-otches, and the Other People All Up in Your Office Spacep. 69
Frenemies: The Users, Losers, and Abusers Who You Need to De-MySpace Right Nowp. 91
Like Kissing Your Brother: Boy Friendsp. 117
Because Like Paula Abdul Said, Opposites Attract: Your Unlikely Friendshipsp. 137
Outerspace: Lunch Dates, Drinking Buddies, and Various Other Acquaintancesp. 149
That's What Friends Are (and Aren't) Forp. 163
Balancing Friendship and Coupledomp. 165
Threesomes (And Get Your Head Out of the Gutter Because We're Not Talking Those Kinds of Threesomes): Navigating the Sometimes Murky Waters of a Friendship Triop. 183
When the Friendship Sinks: Breaking Up, Making Up, and Moving Onp. 191
Misery Loves Company: The Challenges of Making New Friendsp. 211
Everything You Need to Know About Friendship You Learned in Kindergarten-Right?p. 225
In closing: Why Friends Are Just as Important as Boyfriendsp. 229
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