WELCOME TO MIDLIFE MEMOS
THE SWAMP GODDESS® GUIDE TO MENOPAUSAL MAYHEM AND AGING ANGST
BLOG #91 by Wendy Kyman, Ph.D.
AFTER THE MIDLIFE FRIENDSHIP PURGE - NOW WHAT?
During the double milestone, we lose friendships.
We dump some; others dump us - aka the purge.
Wicked, but true.
AFTER THE PURGE
Take a look around.
Is anyone left standing?
Are there at least one or two quality friendships remaining? Yay! Give a loud cheer.
Do you have more than two quality friendships? Double Yay! Lucky you.
If not one friend remains - Sigh! (Stay tuned for tips to create quality friendships.)
NOW WHAT DO WE DO?
Actually, there are several steps.
Let's begin with the first.
~ Gratitude ~
To friends - tell them you're grateful they are in your life, and why.
To yourself - appreciate the gift of quality friendships.
One quality friendhip is soooo much better than ten non-quality friendships.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Appreciation and gratitude go hand-in-hand.
Are you finished with the purge of negative friendships?
How many quality friendships remain?
You know this already, but in case your aging memory needs a reminder -
sing, shout, or chant the following: 'quality is more important than quantity!'
NEXT WEEK'S TOPIC
the next step after the double milestone friendship purge ...
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