I Just (Brokeup with My Best Friend)! Now What? With Jessica Speer

Hey Friend, 


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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