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How to Make Adult Female Friends

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Yes, The rumors are true: it’s hella difficult to make adult female friends.

 

I know, I know. As a grown adult, this sounds crazy considering we have been taught how to socialize and make friends literally since kindergarten. We were all forced in a room and told to choose a desk and say hello to whoever was sitting next to us. From there, we were told to invite friends over for snacks and playtime and sleepovers. If we didn’t move across the country at some point or the other, we continued these friendships through dance classes, drivers licenses, dingy dorms, and maybe even through our first jobs. Read More

How to Handle Conflict as a Highly Sensitive Person

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Handling conflict as a Highly Sensitive Person, or an HSP, is no joke.

For starters, conflict isn’t fun for anyone. I don’t think anyone out there just LOVES getting into it with somebody else. Most of us would prefer to get along and live in a harmonious state filled with patience, gratitude, and lots of laughter. And conflict delivers us just the opposite. Read More

How to Tell When It’s Time to Phase Out a Friendship

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Pro tip: Not all friendships are meant to last.

 

I talk about this a lot in my blogs, with my clients, and in life in general. I am aware that I sound like a broken record. You are who your friends are. In fact, according to Jim Rohn (someone way smarter than me), we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with.

See! I’m not the only one who preaches about this stuff. Read More

How to Handle Negative Emotions When Your Friend Shares Good News

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“I’m engaged!”
“I got promoted!”
“I’m pregnant!”

 

Gulp.

It is not questionable that you are immensely happy for your dear friend. You love her to the moon and back. And you get a front row seat to watch her incredible life unfold. She deserves every ounce of happiness in the world! She is living a dream life!

….Which, coincidentally, also happens to be your dream life. And you feel terrible about it.   Read More

Adult Bullies: How to Spot Them, and How to Handle Them.

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Bullies were a thing in high school, right?

 
 
We were told to watch our backs. Not to succumb to peer pressure. If you see something, say something. Guilty by association. And pretty much anything else that would steer us away from the grasp of a bully. But the thing is, we never liked bullies to begin with. They’re meanies. And after our share of middle school politics, we were tired of assholes. Read More

When to Break Up With a Friend

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Breaking up sucks.

 

Sleepless nights, tissues full of tears, and enough takeout food to last us a lifetime. They suck. It takes awhile to get over them, and sometimes we’re convinced we will never be the same again. But we silently pray to ourselves that the miserable feelings will pass, and that everything happening right now is all part of a better life down the road. Read More

How to Deal with Long Distance Friendships

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College is so awesome.

 

I mean the number one priority in college (OTHER THAN MAKING PERFECT GRADES, GUYS) is to make friends. Everything surrounds socializing and meeting new people and connecting and having fun! There are clubs and study groups and mixers and so many fun things to do with lots of humans. Of course you have the breaks during the summer and over the holidays, but it’s all good because you get to go back to your hometown with all of your high school buds. It’s seriously the perfect balance.

AND THEN YOU GRADUATE. Read More

How to Handle Bad Friends

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You are who your friends are.

 
Or, as your mother used to shout before you ran out the door in your teenage years, “GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION!”

We know you hated hearing that. In made you cringe. You liked your friends, why didn’t she? Eh, nevermind, you totally knew why she didn’t like them. And now, years later, you’re realizing why it bothered her so much. Back then, you figured, “hey, who cares, I am me, and no one can change that!” Read More