Sharing your complaints can bring you and your friends closer together — but it has some dangerous side effects. Psychologist Guy Winch tells one reader how to break out of this way of relating.

A friend’s diagnosis can feel overwhelming and confusing, but you don’t need to let fear and uncertainty keep you from being there for them. Journalist Suleika Jaouad offers some practical advice for how you can help.

Zak Ebrahim is the son of a terrorist. Phyllis Rodriguez lost her son on 9/11. In an inspiring conversation, the two share their personal histories of lives devastated by violence — and rebuilt by tolerance.

Studies show the health benefits of sharing our private hopes and fears with trusted confidantes. But what if you’re on your own?