Are you looking to learn a little more about friendship? Confused about where to learn about how to make and keep friends as an adult?
Try a few of these resources to get you started:
Websites and Blogs
Such a cool idea! It’s a girlfriend matching service! Created by
friendship expert Shasta Nelson, this online community helps you to
expand your circle of friends. See a group of friends who met using this community on Katie Couric’s talk show during her “friendship” episode, featuring Shasta. Shasta also has her own friendship blog as well.
Girlfriendology: Another online community to celebrate and give advice about female friendship.
Under a Friendly Spell: Journalist and former editor Carla Flora’s Psychology Today friendship blog.
My articles on female friendship:
“Female Friendship: More Than Just Girls Night Out and Mean Girls“
“Are Female Friendships More Intense Than Male Friendships?“
Books About Friendship:
She Matters: A Life in Friendships by Susanna Sonnenburg. The memoir of friendship stories that first inspired our reflections about our own relationships.
MWF Seeks BFF
by Rachel Bertsche. This is a memoir about Rachel — a married white
female — and her quest for Miss Right, a new best friend, after she
moves to Chicago to be with her new husband. Also, check out her blog based on the book.
Friendfluence: The Surprising Ways That Friendships Make Us Who We Are by Carla Flora. An examination of friendship based on research evidence and women’s own stories by a journalist and former Psychology Today editor.
Friendships Don’t Just Happen!
A Guide to Creating a Meaningful Circle of Girlfriends by Shasta
Nelson. A guide for how to create friendships in today’s busy world by
the CEO of GriendFriendCircles.Com.
Twisted Sisterhood: Unraveling the Dark Mysteries of Female Friendships by Kelly Valen. After the public response to a New York Times essay about her own painful girlfriend experiences, Valen began a national survey of female friendship and came up with some tough conclusions about the legacy of female friendship.