The Friendship Fix: The Complete Guide to Choosing, Losing, and Keeping Up with Your Friends (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Apr 26, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 240 pages
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Had enough of that bridezilla? Feeling alone in a new city? Dealing with the trauma of the worst breakup ever—with someone you never even made out with?

We’ve heard the path to fulfillment has much to do with relationships. But while it’s often thought that for young women, it's all about finding the right man, real women beg to differ: It's friendships that are at the heart of happiness. Unfortunately, they’re also at the heart of drama, stress, and sometimes not-so-great escapades after that fifth martini. And, technology, from texting to Facebook, has made all friendships more complicated than ever.

At last comes The Friendship Fix, jam-packed with practical ways to improve your life by improving your circle. From dealing with friends-with-benefits to coworkers from the dark side, from feeling alone to being desperate to defriend a few dozen people, Andrea Bonior, Ph.D. helps you make the most of your friendships, whether they be old, new, online, or in person.

 


  

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Review: The Friendship Fix: The Complete Guide to Choosing, Losing, and Keeping Up with Your Friends

User Review  - Candace - Goodreads

The personal stories were interesting and touching. But, I did find most of the advice generic and not useful. Read full review

Review: The Friendship Fix: The Complete Guide to Choosing, Losing, and Keeping Up with Your Friends

User Review  - Susana - Goodreads

This book is aimed at young adults but will still leave some nuggets of wisdom for those of us beyond that stage. I'll certainly put it in my suggested reading pile for my kids. Read full review

Contents

The Challenges of Modern Friendship
1
BEING A BETTER FRIEND SO AS TO
6
WHAT KIND OF FRIEND ARE YOU? AND WHAT KIND
19
OH THE TECHNOLOGY HOW FACEBOOK MYSPACE
45
LIKE OIL AND WATER OR
91
BETTER FRIENDS BACK
101
HOW TO KEEP FRIENDSHIPS
121
FRIENDSHIPS WITH
139
FAMILY FRIENDS FAMILY AS FRIENDS
165
WHEN FRIENDSHIPS GO SOUTH
177
PSYCH
193
MAKING REAL FRIENDSHIPS A PRIORITY
211
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About the author (2011)

Andrea Bonior, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and author of the popular weekly mental health column “Baggage Check” in the Washington Post Express. Her expertise has appeared in such places as CNN.com, MSNBC.com, and Good Housekeeping. In addition to maintaining a private psychotherapy practice, Andrea serves on the faculty of Georgetown University. She lives with her family in Maryland.

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