I Just (Brokeup with My Best Friend)! Now What? With Jessica Speer
Have you lost a friendship and were left wondering what the heck just happened? I have. And truthfully the older you are, the harder it can to handle the loss of a friend and friendship. This week we are talking with Jessica Speer. She is the award-winning author of BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)? A Girls Guide to Happy Friendships and Middle School – Safety Goggles Advised (Releasing August 2022). Her interactive books engage and entertain readers by combining stories with fun activities, like quizzes and fill-in-the-blanks. Blending humor, a dash of science, and practical insights, her writing unpacks tricky social stuff. She has a master’s degree in social sciences, is regularly featured in and contributes to media outlets on topics related to parenting and friendship.
Listen in as we talk about
- What are Friend truths
- Keeping it about you.
- Majority of friendship actually fade away
- Feeling a disconnect with friends and navigating away
- Friendships on average last 7 years
- Media pressure on the BFF concept
- NRF - Not Really Friends
- Friendship length - Reason / Season / Lifetime
- Shared interests key to maintaining friendships
- Teen friendships during the pandemic became more challenging
- Women Friendship - can be amazing or destructive and highly emotionally charged
- Gossip - toxic part of friendships
- Why it’s dangerous to label someone else as your best friend
- Being your own best friend
- How best to maintain a network of friendships - Little things
- Jessica’s Books - BFFor NRF and Middle School Safety Goggles Advised.
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