The Importance of My Women Friendships

One of my closest girlfriends ghosted me about a year ago. The last time I saw her, she introduced me to her new “boyfriend” as her “best friend forever”. Since then, I haven’t seen or heard a word from her. We shared confidences, took road trips, met for lunch or coffee regularly, and we were…

Setting Boundaries With A Friend

Recently, I had to put a hard boundary in place with a friend. It was difficult. I hated doing it. It felt disloyal. It sucked!Except for some online interaction, there won’t be any more drunken phone calls or hung-over get togethers. This was the choice I made, the boundary I set. We used to meet…

Belonging or Just Fitting In

One of my favorite authors and personal heroes is Brene Brown. I recently heard her speak about the difference between belonging and fitting in. She said that when we fit in, we are acclimating to the situation, changing who we are so that others will accept us; but, when we belong, we do not change,…