How to Make Deep and Lasting Friendships
Knowing how to build friendships with other moms can be hard. Do you ever wonder the right things to say or if you said the wrong thing? Navigating friendship can be a difficult. For me, just finding the time to have friendships and enjoy relationships with other moms is a tough. But taking the for friendship is important and it adds meaning and joy to our lives.
Note: I would like to thank Lisa-Jo Baker for allowing me to be a part of her book launch team and providing me a copy of her book, Never Unfriended, to review. All opinions in this post are my own. For your convenience, I have included affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.
I remember friendships in high school. What a challenge! One day you were BFF’s and the next day you were never speaking again. Until a few days later, when you were BFF’s again. Oh, the drama. I see these cycles starting in my own daughters even now and they are just 10 and 7 years old.
Later, in my 20’s I also had a few close girlfriends. These were the days before I was married and before I had kids. We had good times. Without sharing lots of details, some of which even I don’t understand to this day, these friends were gone. I cannot even find them on Facebook. I have always regretted that I let those friendships end or maybe they disappeared due to neglect or changes in life. Sometimes it’s hard to understand why we are unfriended.
Never Unfriended: The Secret to Finding and Keeping Lasting Friendships helps understand friendship and start teaching our daughters how to be better friends and what we might tell our younger self about friendship too.
In her new book, Lisa-Jo Baker speaks to us with heartfelt honesty and shares some of her deepest fears about friendship in Never Unfriended: The Secret to Finding and Keeping Lasting Friendships. She shows how to navigate the challenges and redefine our view of friendship.
Lisa-Jo Baker shows us that our expectations and actions often limit our friendships, but if we can redefine these expectations and actions, we can grow and nurture friendships. Here’s just a few ways we hinder grow in our friendships:
- We don’t share our weaknesses and shortcomings
- We don’t accept imperfection
- We compete rather accept
- We don’t give others the benefit of the doubt
These are just a few ways we sabotage our friendships. But, Never Unfriended doesn’t leave you stranded and without hope. It’s a guidebook to help see us how we can change these mistakes and become better friends. It’s not about correcting or changing your friends, it’s about changing you.
Friendships can be deep, meaningful and an enriching part of our lives. Never Unfriended gives us insights to better understand ourselves and how we can be a better friend.