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Welcome to our advice column where our editors offer thoughtful answers to your pressing inquiries.
Head here to submit an anonymous questionand follow here for new Good Questions. I'm very curious about what other women's friendships look like. What is a healthy adult friendship between women?
How often do BFFs connect, chat, text, make plans together? How do they navigate life milestones?
That leaves me feeling uncertain and without personal examples and experiences in this area of my life. This is a great question! The Good Trade team recently discussed how our friendships have been changing as the safer-at-home instructions have been in place and I found it enlightening and reassuring.
Most of us find ourselves relying on the people with whom we can be most vulnerable—and with whom we already have an understanding of what long-distance looks like. Making the leap from in-person hangouts to scheduled phone calls and video chats is not always easy for casual friendships. But you asked for specifics! Sometimes a relationship misses the target altogether and gets lost for years, until we find each other again and pick up where we left off.
Each one I love and treasure individually wherever we might be at friendship-wise. I text with my closest friends at least once every week—maybe two weeks.
These are the people who could stop by my apartment, unannounced, and I would not be embarrassed to invite them into an unkempt home. The phone call schedule is a bit different; it varies depending on our seasons of life but ranges from twice a month to a few times a year. But with, say, four friends on this schedule, I still end up being quite social.
In-person is a little more tricky. I moved to Los Angeles over five years ago and am only now finding people that feel like home to me. But outside of a pandemic, these larger gatherings happen around once a month. I am working on being better, but I do know my strengths lie more in listening and truly, truly hearing Looking a adult friend lady.
I center them and recognize them the best way I can. Finally, to your question about what a healthy friendship looks like. This is the biggest question of all, and I believe it requires more from you than it requires from others. You set your own expectations in friendship through words and actions.
So, what is it that you most want from others, and what do you most want to give? Knowing your own love languages, again, is a great way to explore this. Some of my strongest friendships have risen out of direct feedback to each other. Some companions do transition into friends, but I have also clung to companions much longer than I should have, to my own detriment.
Protect your heart, and encourage others to do the same. And finally, something that I felt was revolutionary in my own friendships is to unabashedly tell my friends I love them. It felt strange at first, but it soon became normal and more frequent to express how we treasure each other. The only way your friendships have to look is the way that supports you and connects you with kindred spirits to support in return.
And I sincerely wish that for you, my friend. Good Questions here. Have something on your mind? You can usually find her reading or writing, caring for her rabbits, or practicing at the yoga studio. Submit An Anonymous Question. I left religion completely. How can I live with my religious family? How do I tell someone that they're getting in their own way? My friendship is draining me. How do I break up with a friend?Looking a adult friend lady
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