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THE SWAMP GODDESS® GUIDE TO MENOPAUSAL MAYHEM AND AGING ANGST
BLOG #90 by Wendy Kyman, Ph.D.
A MIDLIFE FRIENDSHIP SCENARIO
Have you heard a version of this midlife friendship scenario?
Actually, I bet you have heard countless versions.
Two women have been friends for decades.
~ One is extremely needy.
She relies on her friend to be available all day, everyday.
~ The other is generous with her time and energy.
She does her best to be available for her friend.
Both women reach the double milestone.
As each enters menopausal mayhem and aging angst, the friendship
The needy friend - you guessed it - gets more needy.
She asks for more and more.
And ... the giving friend - limits her availability.
Eventually she exclaims, 'no more.'
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
This is just one example of the friendship changes that
occur during the double milestone.
Do you have a friendship similar to the one described?
Which of the two friends most resembles you?
How has the friendship dynamic changed since the onset of the double milestone?
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Midlife friendships should include ...
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