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!
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
"Integrate Your Life
There seems to be an ever increasing trend of separating out the many different people in our lives. By the time we graduate from college, many of us will have college friends, high-school friends, work friends, and then our boyfriend. But it’s no wonder we can find balancing friendships stressful—we are literally juggling them, refusing to let them bump into one another. Quit the circus and let your friends mix; it makes it easier on you and gives your friends the opportunity to broaden their own circles.
CALL A HAPPY HOUR AND INVITE EVERYONE
My brother-in-law does this and I think it’s genius. Send out a Google Calendar or Facebook invite to all of your friends and then sit back and relax. Your friends will make new contacts while you touch base with a handful of your friends. If you’re sick of happy hours, try arranging a hike. Hiking provides an excellent and natural way for people to mingle; you are usually walking two-by-two, but inevitably, someone falls behind and another person moves up!
It is a shame that more people don’t regularly double date. Invite your friend and her boyfriend for dinner or even just after-dinner drinks. If your friend is single, have your boyfriend produce a single friend to bring along too. This conveniently allows you to spend time with your boyfriend and girlfriend in a natural way and provides an opportunity for your friends to get to know your boyfriend—which helps when you need a second opinion."
Would you offer any other suggestions? What works for you?
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Happy Galentine's Day! 18 Female Friendships in Music by Jeff Benjamin and Ariel LeBeau
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Social Work in the Public Eye
(Scroll down to the bottom of the page to view the article.)
If you haven't read the article it's referring to, click the link below:
Why is it difficult to make friends after 30?
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Saturday 3/7/15 from 7-8:00 am on 1510 AM WMEX RADIO Boston and 106.1 FM Newburyport
Talk With Francesca
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
The Break Up with Anything Guide by Tanya Sharma
Be a Better Long-Distance Friend by Natasha Burton
Why is it difficult to make friends after 30? by Jaci Conry
Are You Compromising Too Often In Your Friendships? by Danielle Page
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
I couldn't wait go through the book with one of my best friends, who lives in another state. I asked some silly questions and then would ask the more serious ones. By the second or third question, we were giggling like children when she would share her answers. I liked the variety and how some of the questions led to interesting discussions. I also gained more knowledge about my best friend, which I appreciated.
Old or young, this book provides an opportunity to get even closer to your BFF (yes, it's possible!) and of course, have a good time! You may find out even more juicy information about your friend and vice versa. So go ahead and invite your BFFs over, get Burton's book and be prepared to laugh...A LOT!