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, May 28, 2013
What about our friends? Are we allowed to be more picky when it comes to their bad habits? Maybe your friend always forgets to call you back or is always late to events. Or worse, she has poor manners and when you're out with her, she is rude to total strangers. Would you continue to stay friends with someone who has bad habits?
Personally, it would depend on the bad habit and how much it impacts me. If it's something so egregious, then I'd either try to talk to this friend, or I'd have to examine how much I want this friend in my life. Bad habits don't get better, they usually get worse; unless this friend can see what she's doing and how it's affecting others, she may not understand and not view it as a big deal.
Do any of your friends have bad habits? If so, what are they? Have you had to end a friendship over a bad habit?
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
5 Tricks to Ditching a Bad Friend by Sasha Emmons
It can be quite difficult to end a friendship - okay, like REALLY difficult! There's no easy way to do it, but as long as you know for sure that the friendship is over and you've tried without success to make it work, then it may be time to say good-bye.
Thus, I gave my two cents regarding how to keep your mouth closed when it comes to the urge to spill to your mutual friends about how evil this woman is - yes, it's challenging, but you wouldn't want her gossiping about you to your friends behind your back, now would you?! I didn't think so.
What's been your experience with ending a friendship? Did you use any of the above tricks?
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Think about it for a second: what role do you tend to have in your closest friendships? Is there a common theme? Have you ever switched roles?