Ever since the book came out, I've received feedback about how it's made women think about friendships throughout their lives, as well as who is in their lives now. The goal of this blog is to open up and create a dialogue about friendships: the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Each week I will post my thoughts, experiences, as well as various articles, topics or quotes that I feel are important when examining female friendships. Please feel free to leave comments; I look forward to hearing from you!

Email me: survivingfemalefriendships@gmail.com

Follow me on Twitter: @ZangaraNicole

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Long-Distance Friendships

I came across this article on why long-distance friendships are awesome, which I couldn't agree more!  One of my best friends from graduate school lives in another state and our friendship has never been stronger because we both put in the effort and time to keep it going through emails, phone calls and text messages.

10 Reasons Why Long-Distance Friendships Make For The Strongest Bonds by Kirsten Corley

What's been your experience with long-distance friendships?  Do you agree with the article?

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Upcoming Ladies Brunch

If you are in the Phoenix area on Saturday, August 15th, please attend a ladies brunch presented by Bonny Books at the Dobson Ranch Saratoga Recreation Center in Mesa.  I'll be speaking on the topic of female friendship.

Cost: $25

Time: 10 am to 12 pm

You can sign up and buy tickets on Facebook or on Bonny Books.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Her Campus Article

I'm excited to share an article I was interviewed for by Her Campus:
5 Signs It's Time to End a Friendship by Lillian Skye Noble

Feel free to leave comments about the article!  :-)

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Follow-up to Mighty Married Moms Interview

Mighty Married Moms come together for a follow-up discussion after their interview with me.  Check it out!

You can also can listen to the interview.


Tuesday, June 9, 2015


Check out this interview (watch it on YouTube below or click on link below the video to listen to the audio interview) with Mighty Married Moms!   I discuss my book, as well as various topics about female friendship.

Click here to listen to the audio interview


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

From Sassy to Sociable

Please note this is not female friendship related, but I'm helping another female professional!

Please check out this live, online course starting in June that helps parents who are having difficulty with their children between the ages of 11 and 18.  Deborah Owen is a certified parent and life coach, who has spent thousands of hours learning the latest strategies in effective parenting, motivation, personal success, and brain science.

Course details: 
- Week 1: The 5 Super Simple Steps to Calm Parenting. Once you know these, you will be able to control not only your own emotions, but the situation, immediately. THIS is the key to everything!
- Week 2: Take Inventory of the Big Picture. How do you know what you want your kids to learn? 
Find out here!
- Week 3: Divide and Conquer - NOT! Your child will no longer be able to manipulate you and your parenting partner.
- Week 4: Respect and Responsibility. How to get your kids to do what you ask, the first time. Seriously.

Click on this link below to sign up:
From Sassy to Sociable