WELCOME TO MIDLIFE MEMOS
THE SWAMP GODDESS® GUIDE TO MENOPAUSAL MAYHEM AND AGING ANGST
BLOG #87 by Wendy Kyman, Ph.D.
MIDLIFE FRIENDSHIP MATH
MYTH or REALITY
Equality exists in friendships.
Measuring friendship equality seems clinical, distasteful, and
just plain silly.
Perhaps, but ... lack of reciprocity is a major friendship
complaint - particularly during menopausal mayhem and aging angst.
Why are we now noticing friendship equality and complaining about inequality?
The double milestone triggers heightened sensitivities.
We tend to notice things that were previously overlooked or ignored.
For some of us, we take note, complain a bit, and move on.
For others, we take note, complain a lot, and cannot move on.
Instead, we enter friendship frenzy.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Here is a sign.
~ If you begin doing math, it is a clue that the frenzy is getting pumped up.
Double milestone math includes counting up the amount of times we
give and our friends take.
Are your relationships equal or unequal?
How do you know?
Do you want to change the equation?
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