WELCOME TO MIDLIFE MEMOS
THE SWAMP GODDESS®GUIDE TO MENOPAUSAL MAYHEM
AND AGING ANGST
BLOG #26 by Wendy Kyman, Ph.D.
THE MIDLIFE FRIENDSHIP DUMP
Many double milestoners® are facing the reality of ending friendships.
Most of us let go of just one or two.
And then, there are those who make a clean sweep by dumping each and every friend. Wow!
Reasons for the endings vary from friend to friend.
For one, perhaps you have changed. She has not.
For another, both of you have changed - not in the same ways.
Or quite simply, your menopausal/aging stuff is conflicting with your friend's
menopausal/aging stuff. Sums it up quite nicely, don't you think?
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
You may not be able to pinpoint precise reasons for ending friendships.
For now, the double milestone may be your only motivation.
Eventually, you will gain clarity. Ummm ... probably... depends on how this aging thing goes.
If you choose to end a friendship (or friendships), do you know why?
Is your decision spontaneous?
Or, have you spent lots of time thinking it over? What finally caused you to say 'NOW'?
NEXT WEEK'S TOPIC
Midlife Friendship Drama
... we are not in the mood for The Big Drama breakup. Or are we ... ?
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