WELCOME TO MIDLIFE MEMOS
THE SWAMP GODDESS® GUIDE TO MENOPAUSAL MAYHEM
AND AGING ANGST
BLOG #29 by Wendy Kyman, Ph.D.
MIDLIFE FRIENDSHIP NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION
By the double milestone® point in our lives, we have been there, done that and said much.
How many New Year's resolutions have we made? Bazillions!
How many New Year's resolutions have we broken? Gazillions!
Resolutions usually involve promising to do things we don't want to do
and give up things we want to do.
No thanks. We are so over all that.
This year, let's try a new approach.
Resolve to set a happy goal: By next New Year, you will have a least one quality friendship.
Hopefully, two or three.
Will we like this? Of course.
Will it be good for us to have a quality friend? Absolutely.
So ... it is possible to have something we like and that is also good for us. Hooray!
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
For those who make this resolution - terrific.
If you do not have to make this resolution because you already achieved this
goal - fabulous, but .... stay tuned for other goals to set.
Do you already have a description of quality friendships? (From last week's posting)
If not - describe your version of a quality friendship.
Once you have your description written down, prioritize:
*What traits are most important for your quality friend to have?
*What traits are least important for your quality friend to have?
*Are you open to compromise on any friendship traits?
NEXT WEEK'S TOPIC
Decluttering Midlife Friendships
... out with the old, in with the new ... Why should we?
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I bet you will relate.