WELCOME TO MIDLIFE MEMOS
THE SWAMP GODDESS® GUIDE TO MENOPAUSAL MAYHEM AND AGING ANGST
BLOG #81 by Wendy Kyman, Ph.D.
MIDLIFE FRIENDSHIP REQUIREMENTS
We have expressed our midlife friendship expectations to friends.
We have listened to our friends' expectations of us
Some of us have followed through with those plans.
And, others are waiting for .... ?
Once friendship expectations have been addressed, there's more. Oh goody!
We move to the next level - friendship requirements.
Requirements are deal breakers, bottom lines, must-haves.
We all have requirements.
Not all of us enforce* them, all of the time.
*Enforce = ending friendships if requirements are not met.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
As we journey through the double milestone, deal breakers, bottom lines and must-haves,
are likely to change. Have yours?
Identify your friendship requirements.
What must your friendships have (or not have) in order to survive?
What must your friendships have (or not have) in order to deepen and grow?
Do you enforce these requirements?
Do you make exceptions? For whom? Why?
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Additional friendship requirements include ...?
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