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 26, 2016

Nicknames and Friendship

I was recently approached by a journalist about what to do when you hate your nickname and your friends continue to use it.  This question was unusual and stumped me for a few days.  After much thought, I realized this may be something that many women go through, but is rarely discussed.  My advice was simple: talk to your friends and be honest about how the nickname upsets/bothers you, and ask them to stop.  If they can't honor your request, ask them why not and how they'd feel if the shoe were on the other foot.  If they still can't stop using the name that makes smoke come out of your ears, then you may need to re-evaluate your friendships.

Here's her article:
What To do When You Hate Your Nickname by Franki Cookney

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