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 readers 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.
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"Narrator Robin Eller was an astute choice to read this striking advice on how to find the intimate friends we crave. Her phrasing is nuanced, her pitch patterns are creative and sophisticated, and her sure-footed grasp of these ideas and suggestions makes them sound powerful and true. Aimed at women, Nelson's advice begins with a description of intimacy that will resonate with everyone: It's a feeling with someone that we matter, that we are understood at a deep level, and that we can trust our friend to accept us and prioritize our needs when we express them. Recommending that we give up perfectionism and impatience when we're developing intimate friendships, she invites us to focus on what we can control: being positive and generous, living consistently, and being courageous about expressing our vulnerabilities. T.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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