Friending by Gina Handley Schmitt audiobook

Friending: Creating Meaningful, Lasting Adult Friendships

By Gina Handley Schmitt, MA, LMHC
Read by Liisa Ivary

Blackstone Publishing 9781621067504
3.40 Hours Unabridged
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Good friends make a good life. Friendship is one of the most important yet most underrated necessities of life. A sense of connection and belonging is a key part of being human, and there are boundless benefits from having close friends who know everything about you, can help you out in a pinch, can be there with you through all the joys and hardships of life, and for whom you can be such a friend in turn. But making and keeping friends becomes increasingly difficult when we become adults with busy careers, family responsibilities, and dispersed locations. Keeping in touch through social media isn’t as fulfilling as developing true, deep, lasting bonds of friendship, argues therapist Gina Handley Schmitt. She proceeds to provide knowledge, perspective, and scripts to help you create the friendships you crave. In this book, you’ll learn the art of choosing and making friends, supporting your friends and letting them support you, maintaining friendships even when your life paths diverge, repairing friendships after a conflict, the difficult decision to break up a friendship, and much more. Life is so much sweeter with good friends by your side.

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Summary

Good friends make a good life.

Friendship is one of the most important yet most underrated necessities of life. A sense of connection and belonging is a key part of being human, and there are boundless benefits from having close friends who know everything about you, can help you out in a pinch, can be there with you through all the joys and hardships of life, and for whom you can be such a friend in turn.

But making and keeping friends becomes increasingly difficult when we become adults with busy careers, family responsibilities, and dispersed locations. Keeping in touch through social media isn’t as fulfilling as developing true, deep, lasting bonds of friendship, argues therapist Gina Handley Schmitt. She proceeds to provide knowledge, perspective, and scripts to help you create the friendships you crave.

In this book, you’ll learn the art of choosing and making friends, supporting your friends and letting them support you, maintaining friendships even when your life paths diverge, repairing friendships after a conflict, the difficult decision to break up a friendship, and much more. Life is so much sweeter with good friends by your side.

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Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Liisa Ivary explains the basic principles of establishing and maintaining friendships…in an empathetic voice that makes the listener feel as though we are in a caring therapist’s or life coach’s office and getting excellent advice. She brings to her performance a personable quality that enhances the listening experience…This title is easy on the ears and could be completed during a long run or road trip.” AudioFile
“We know Schmitt’s theories can work because she’s illustrated them with relatable examples…That is what makes this book such a great read. Friending isn’t meant to be consumed in one go—you are supposed to pick up the sections of the book that pertain to you. Looking to create friendships? Read the chapter on being available and answer those questions. Can’t handle a friend who is being rude or judgmental? Find out how to solve the issue in the chapter on assertiveness.” WomenWriteaboutComics.com

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Author Bio: Gina Handley Schmitt MA, LMHC

Author Bio: Gina Handley Schmitt MA, LMHC

Gina Handley Schmitt, MA, LMHC has been a psychotherapist near Seattle for nearly two decades, specializing in achieving their clients’ intrapersonal and interpersonal goals. She teaches psychology at the University of Arkansas–Pulaski Technical College and has been a speaker at the Unite Women’s Conference and the Northwest Ministry Conference.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Family & Relationships
Runtime: 3.40
Audience: Adult
Language: English