Meeting people as an adult is hard. Add the complicated etiquette of social media and social distancing to the mix, and it’s even harder! In ‘Friendshipping’, Jenn Bane and Trin Garritano help adults navigate the tricky path of finding friends, being friends, and keeping friends! Trin joined Gino on The Magic Morning Show today and they talked all about it! Listen below!
Here to help navigate the muddy waters of adult friendship is FRIENDSHIPPING: The Art of Finding Friends, Being Friends, and Keeping Friends, written by real-life besties and hosts of Friendshipping, a feel-good podcast about making friends as an adult. Accompanied by masterful artwork by Jean Wei and filled with straightforward advice, listener questions, and helpful scripts, FRIENDSHIPPING explores the universal difficulties of making new friends and how to overcome them.
Authors Jenn and Trin see friendship as a skill—something that can be improved upon with practice, patience, and self-compassion. And unlike most resources, this guidebook is written with all gender identities in mind, and for people of all ages and from all walks of life. Throughout the book, Jenn and Trin address important topics like:
- How to decide which relationships are worth your limited time and energy
- What to do when meeting an online friend IRL, and should you even do it at all?
- How to reach out to, and maintain relationships with, friends who are far away
- What to do if your friend is making a huge mistake
- What to do if romantic and/or sexual feelings for a friend develop
Jenn and Trin also address the complexities of mixing business and friendship (it’s worked for them!), strengthening current friendships, rekindling a long-lost one (or not!), and making friends on the internet (it’s easier than you think)—and there’s also advice about setting boundaries, stating needs, and leaving toxic people behind. FRIENDSHIPPING is a compassionate, inclusive, and comprehensive guide for anyone who craves the excitement of new relationships, who is lonely and looking to expand their social circle, who wants to show up for the friends they have, who is slowly forgetting how to talk to other people in the age social distancing, or who has undergone a life change and need the support only a friend can provide.
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