With the constant connectivity of today's world, it's never been easier to meet people and make new friends - but it's never been harder to form meaningful friendships.
In Frientimacy, award-winning speaker Shasta Nelson shows how anyone can form stronger, more meaningful friendships, marked by a level of trust she calls "frientimacy". Shasta explores the most common complaints and conflicts facing female friendships today, and lays out strategies for overcoming these pitfalls to create deeper, supportive relationships that last for the long-term.
Shasta is the founder of girlfriendcircles.com, a community of women seeking stronger, more fulfilling friendships, and the author of Friendships Don't Just Happen. In Frientimacy, she teaches listeners to reject the impulse to pull away from friendships that aren't instantly and constantly gratifying. With a warm, engaging, and inspiring voice, she shows how friendships built on dedication and commitment can lead to enriched relationships, stronger and more meaningful ties, and an overall increase in mental health.
Frientimacy is more than just a call for deeper connection between friends; it's a blueprint for turning simple friendships into true bonds - and for the meaningful and satisfying relationships that come with them.
Shasta has enlightening points on what is hindering you from deepening connections. I've taken a few pointers away to help my existing (and potential new) connections. These are priceless tips that help me look in the mirror before pointing fingers at others.
The content of this book is invaluable to anyone interested in deepening friendships and making new friends faster and more effectively. I devoured the first 8 chapters of this book! I couldn't get enough! But after a while, I felt that the author began repeating her ideas over and over, just in different words. Perhaps I just for burned out on it, but I wasn't able to finish the book even though I tried multiple times. The narrator is hard to get used to. Her delivery feels dry and monotone at first, but after awhile it gets better. Even though I didn't finish the book, I have still shared it with two friends because the information I received even during the first few chapters was more than worth the price of the book.
Really enjoyed learning more about the intricacies and principles of friendship. I think this will help me draw closer to people and invite them to do the same.