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THE SWAMP GODDESS® GUIDE TO MENOPAUSAL MAYHEM AND AGING ANGST
BLOG #99 by Wendy Kyman, Ph.D.
MIDLIFE FRIENDS AS FAMILY
Generally, the bonds holding a family together are stronger than bonds
holding a friendship together.
Do you have friends you consider family?
What qualifies a friend as family?
~ length of time you know each other
~ shared experiences, e.g raising children, vacationing together, sharing holidays
Sometimes, friends form a replacement family to take the place of actual
family that is estranged, long-distance, passed away, etc.
We take a friend into our existing family because ----- (fill in the blank).
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Some folks casually designate friends as family.
Others rarely, or never, designate friends as family.
Do you have any friends as family?
What characteristics must a friend have to be selected as family?
Are you part of a friend's family? How is that working out?
We know most families spend years living together.
With that in mind, would you be able to share a home with any of your friends?
For how long?
Do you want more detailed guidance, inspiration, and information to navigate the
murky waters of menopausal/midlife friendships?
You'll find practical knowledge, relatable anecdotes, and effective solutions in Help! I
Am Surrounded By Bitches: The Swamp Goddess Guide To Friendship Frenzy Amid
Menopausal Mayhem And Aging Angst.
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