WELCOME TO MIDLIFE MEMOS
THE SWAMP GODDESS® GUIDE TO MENOPAUSAL MAYHEM AND AGING ANGST
BLOG #85 by Wendy Kyman, Ph.D.
ARE YOU ASKING TOO MUCH FROM MIDLIFE FRIENDS?
Previously, we questioned when to say enough is enough to a friend when she asks
too much from us.
Let's flip the questions and explore our friends' perspectives.
Have any friends ever told you enough is enough?
Have any friends ever said you're asking for too much?
Was it one friend who told you enough is enough because you are asking too much?
Was it several or ... most (OUCH!)... friends who told you this?
What are you asking for that elicits your friends' responses?
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Exploring our friends' perspectives is a necessary component in building quality
How do you react when friends say enough or too much?
Are you actually asking too much from friends, or are they unwilling, perhaps, unable
to respond in the ways you want and need?
How many times do you ask friends for something before you accept they are unwilling
or unable to respond in the ways you want and need?
NEXT WEEK'S TOPIC
Do you have reciprocal midlife friendships ... ?
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