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Friendship Crisis I picked up this book looking for a Friendship for Dummies or Friendship 101 type book This book is geared toward women who are looking to find friendship or re kindle old friendship I has sage advice for people, not just women, of all age on the topic of establishing and maintaining friendships.The book gave me a great foundation of understanding and background information on friendships I have had I recommend this book to those who struggle making friends, or don t truly see the need to I picked up this book looking for a Friendship fo If you are a middle aged or older straight woman who is either a mother, a divorcee, or a widow, this book is for you It s well written and engaging However, if that doesn t describe you, then this book is not up your alley because the audience is narrowly defined. pretty good book about adult women s friendships Anecdote packed, drawing on her own experiences, those of her friends, and people who wrote her in response to newspaper columns about the difficulty of finding good friends once you re out of school She addresses some specialty topics such as the difficulty of staying friends with other women once one of you has kids and the other doesn t, and the promise and pitfalls of email internet friends and of intentionally forming larger groups such as pretty good book about adult women s friendships Anecdote packed, drawing on her own experiences, those of her friends, and people who wrote her in response to newspaper columns about the difficulty of finding good friends once you re out of school She addresses some specialty topics such as the difficulty of staying friends with other women once one of you has kids and the other doesn t, and the promise and pitfalls of email internet friends and of intentionally forming larger groups such as book clubs or knitting circles The tone is breezy, the advice solid, throughout The discussions of how to be a good listener and how to give or receive criticism were particularly Great suggestions for women who are new moms, divorcees, widows Not so great for men or single women who want to widen their circle A quick read Bowling Alone by Robert Putnam is a better choice if you re interested in why dynamics of friendship are shifting I went into this with the wrong expectations For instance, it never occurred to me it would be solely written for women It was also a lotself helpy than I thought it d be And it failed at that It s full of anecdotes about woman who are really lonely have trouble making friends, but then the author will just go on to give advice, but it s never woven in what became of any of the people Also, the advice is really banal stuff Give people space Join a knitting club , etc There have I went into this with the wrong expectations For instance, it never occurred to me it would be solely written for women It was also a lotself helpy than I thought it d be And it failed at I am a divorced, remarried grown up who moved across the country, changed jobs, and turned 30 Is it any wonder my social circle has gotten smaller and smaller with time The Friendship Crisis is not a cure all, step by step guide for meeting new people despite what its subtitle suggests Finding, Making, and Keeping Friends when You re not a Kid Any But it was comforting to know that I m not alone in feeling lonely.Marla Paul writes with a very warm and compassionate tone throughout, I am a divorced, remarried grown up who moved across the country, changed j As Seen In Self, Fitness, Real Simple, Health, Ladies Home Journal, And Redbook, This Much Praised Celebration Of Women S Friendships Now In Paperback Explores The Keys To Forming Emotionally Supportive And Sustaining Connections At Every Stage In Life Embraced By Some Of The Most Popular Women S Magazines, This Book Has Struck A Chord With Women Everywhere Who Know That Finding Close Friends As An Adult Isn T Easy Most Women Rely Heavily On Their Friendships With Other Women To Share Their Joy And See Them Through The Rough Spots, But Common Life Changes Having A Baby, Leaving A Job, Moving To A New Town, Starting An At Home Business, Becoming Divorced Or Widowed Not Only Make It Difficult To Forge New Ties But Often Fray The Ones We Already Have Marla Paul Brings Together The Moving Personal Experiences Of Many Different Women With The Keen Insights Of Psychologists And Other Relationship Experts In Her Wise And Helpful Book On This Much Neglected Subject, Says Harriet Lerner, Ph.D. I saw this title reviewed in Library Journal and it piqued my interest I m often wondering if I don t have enough local friends and about the conflict between my needs for contact and solitude It s an easy and comforting read, chock full of anecdotes and validation It s a relatively short book so the scope is a little narrow, focusing on friendships between women only and it barely touched upon the difficulties of financial disparities between friends even though a lot of her anecdotal wome I saw this title reviewed in Library Journal and it piqued my interest I m often wondering if I don t have enough local friends and about the conflict between my needs for contact and solitude It s an easy and comforting read, chock full of anecdotes I didn t read all of this book I really focused on chapters that I felt were pertinent to my life So I read about 3 chapters how to deal when your friends get married or have kids and friendships between younger and older women I appreciated the structure of the book a lot The author uses women s personal experiences to explain boths sides of the end of a friendship It s nice to see a conflict from multiple perspectives and have the opportunity to reflect on other person s view of the issu I didn t read all of this book I really focused on chapters that I felt were pertinent to my life So I read about 3 chapters how to deal when your friends get married or have kids and friendships between younger and older women I appreciated the structure of the book a lot The author uses w This book seems to be directed at other women divorced, widowed, young professional, and stay at home moms She offers advice about building a community She reassures the reader it is OK to have both acquaintances and friends I m not sure she completely explains why younger


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