Friendships Don't Just Happen! : The Guide to Creating a Meaningful Circle of Girlfriends
Overview - This essential go-to guide reveals how women can enhance their lives by creating valuable friendships in today's busy, mobile world, from nationally recognized friendship expert and CEO of GirlFriendCircles.com. Every woman is searching for a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life. Read more...
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This essential go-to guide reveals how women can enhance their lives by creating valuable friendships in today's busy, mobile world, from nationally recognized friendship expert and CEO of GirlFriendCircles.com. Every woman is searching for a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life. Many realize the significant role that an intimate, tightly knit circle of friends plays in creating a more fulfilling life, but with hectic schedules, frequent moves, and life changes, it's more important than ever for women to establish natural, meaningful friendships that will contribute to their overall wellbeing. In Friendships Don't Just Happen , Shasta Nelson, friendship expert and CEO of GirlFriendCircles.com, reveals the most important proven steps, processes, and secrets vital to establishing the five different levels of friendships, or Circles of Connectedness, that women-no matter their age or relationship status-are longing for in today's stressful and mobile culture. This revolutionary, engaging guide will also benefit women who already feel rooted to fabulous friends, with insightful principles that will help them maintain and enhance their current friendships. Full of practical how-to tips, fun activities, guiding questions, and step-by-step instructions, Friendships Don't Just Happen highlights several areas of developing lasting friendships, teaching women how to: .Evaluate their current circle of friends .Recognize what types of friends they are seeking based on career, interests, location, and relationship status .Create a prioritized friendship action plan .Find extraordinary friends-where to look and how to approach them .Take initiative to jumpstart friendships and face fears of rejection .Establish "frientimacy," trust, and happiness through conversation and activities .Maintain meaningful friendships and determine which ones are worthwhile"
- ISBN-13: 9781618580146
- ISBN-10: 1618580140
- Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
- Publish Date: February 2013
- Page Count: 243
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Admitting to a lack of friendships is difficult for those who see their own desire to overcome the problem as desperation. Once a woman finds reasonably good friends, going deeper can prove difficult, particularly if the friends regularly spend time together. Nelson, a public speaker and the founder of www.girlfriendcircles.com, has a solution for women in search of close, lifelong friends and offers these clueless friends-to-be advice on what to do to make existing relationships more meaningful: all parsed down as time, respect, "sharing questions" and direct honesty. Nelson's platonic girlfriend-matching website plays second fiddle here; this tome is a stand-alone compendium of tips, research, and wisdom that will help women who want more from their friendships with other women. She refrains from excessive pop psychology, outlines important distinctions in otherwise mundane concepts like "forgiveness", and readers will learn about her central model of "frientimacy". Much of the advice is original and of Nelson's own design and readers will be pleasantly surprised by the depth of her knowledge about what makes healthy friendships work. (Feb.)