The Friendship Fix: The Complete Guide to Choosing, Loosing and Keeping Up With Your Friends
Published on Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 9:58am
The Friendship Fix: The Complete Guide to Choosing, Losing, and Keeping Up With Your Friends is a book geared toward women in their 20s and 30s. Author Dr. Andrea Bonior describes the lifestyle of young women, which increasingly involves going through their 20s, 30s and early 40s, not with husbands and children by their sides, but friends instead. According to Bonior, "While these friendships take on an ever-increasing importance, they're often entered into arbitrarily and are riddled with constant drama, stress, and confusion."
The explosion of social networking websites and instant communication have dramatically altered our notions of intimacy, privacy, and affection. While it is often assumed that most young women are focused only on finding/keeping/dumping/getting over a man, the new truth is that women's platonic relationships are often their real sources of joy or pain.
The Friendship Fix delves into many aspects of friendship: the impact of social networking, the increasing role of coed friendships, work friendships, friends-as-family, and platonic friendships. This is a good, practical read.