One of the great comments made in the book is we all are human beings and as such we are born to connect with people.We are wired to connect with others and not be alone.The lighthearted, cheerful tone is very similar to that used in the author's "baggage check" column on tuesdays in the Express [tabloid-sized, free version of the Washington Post distributed at metro stations].My only quibble with the book is the subhead for a section on seeking (or recommending that a friend seek) therapy for personal problems: "I promise we don't all have white beards: How Therapy can Help".And, technology, from texting to Facebook, has made all friendships more complicated than ever.At last comes The Friendship Fix, jam-packed with practical ways to improve your life by improving your circle.I knew I wanted to read it, especially when she mentioned how as a society we don't really talk about how to break up with a friend.But I also appreciated how it talks about how as you get older it's difficult to make friends.
I first heard about this book when I read an article on Refinery29 about "Marie-Kondoing your friendships" when Bonior is quoted in it.Addresses, often with lists of bold-faced key points conducive to reading in small bites on the subway, issues such as how to meet people once you're out of college, how to weather the disruptions caused by one or both of you getting married, having kids, or moving; how to know whether it's possible (usually not) to have a healthy platonic friendship with an ex, and many more.The lighthearted, Very funny (in my opinion), wise advice on all things friendship, aimed mostly at young adult women.It made me think about my own life in the past 6 years which has been a roller-coaster on it's own and made me examine how my own friends were affected by my personal experiences. I would recommend it, but like I said I think an updater version of this book would be something I would like to read. It is available in paperback and e-reader format for the Nook and Kindle.I just finished reading The Friendship Fix, by Andrea Bonior, Ph. It is only 240-pages long and is divided into 12 chapters. This book is relatively new, coming out April 2011.But while it’s often thought that for young women, it's all about finding the right man, real women beg to differ: It's friendships that are at the heart of happiness.Unfortunately, they’re also at the heart of drama, stress, and sometimes not-so-great escapades after that fifth martini.The book is written for those who are called the "quarterlifers".These are people in their twenties and thirties who found friendship in college easy to come by but harder to find in real life.Sometimes it might seem easier to be alone but we all need one another. Bonior asked people was how they came into their current circle of friends. Bonior shares a great exercise you can use to help choose friends.The overwhelming response was most people just kinda fell into their friendships. •7 words to describe myself are:•7 words I'd use to describe people I'd want to be my friends are: Now you have something to use as a guide when making new friends. You can read from front to back or choose a chapter that sounds interesting and start there.