4 secrets for surviving a long-distance friendship

This March, my best friend packed up her life in Massachusetts, and she, her husband, and their two dogs set off on an adventure to Hawaii. So what do you do when one of your besties moves 5,000 miles away? It took a little while, but over the past several months we've figured out some ways to stay connected.


How to handle awkward questions like "Why did you unfriend me?"

I'm planning a Facebook-friend cull of the people in my friends list whom I don't feel especially close to. The thing that's making me put off the cull is the fear of being asked "Why did you unfriend me?" as this has happened during previous culls. What do fellow Homies do in this situation? Do you ignore the messages? Have blanket statements prepared? Tell them the hard truth?


6 life lessons for introverts who love people-time

I am an outgoing introvert. Oxymoron, you say? Nope, you said wrong! To sum up, folks on this area of the intro-extroversion scale (ambiverts) need to have quality people time, just as much as we need to have quality no people time. I’ve done some research on this topic, primarily by feeling awkward at social commitments, just to give fellow people-time loving introverts these tips…


My family includes my "platonic wife"

Kira, the platonic wife in question, is sapiosexual, and we have known each other for about seven years; she and her heterosexual husband have been married for about two years. So why "platonic wife" instead of "best friend" or "really close friend"? Really it comes down to the fact that I consider her as important and as "legitimate" of a relationship as my relationships with my husband and partner.