How to Break Up With Your Friends: The Must Have Guide to Making Friends, Keeping Friends, and Letting Them Go
After having a very big breakup with a friend, today’s guest shares what we must do in this type of situation. She will share a complete guide to making, keeping, and nurturing friendships while staying true to ourselves. Today we welcome Erin Falconer, a Canadian living in Los Angeles who has had a varied career that includes being a screenplay writer, stand-up comedian, and political consultant. Erin is also a celebrated author, therapist, and digital entrepreneur. For the past three years, she has been the editor-in-chief and co-owner of PickTheBrain, one of the fastest-growing and most trusted self-improvement websites and communities on the web.
She is the author of an amazing book that I connected with as an empty nester titled, “How to Break Up with Your Friends: Finding Meaning, Connection and Boundaries and Modern Friendships.” Listen to this amazing conversation and let’s take a look at the art of friendship-making, friendship-keeping, and friendship-nurturing.
In this episode
[02:33] Having “big girl” conversations about friendships.
[06:48] “There’s no blueprint of what a good friendship looks like and the expectations then around it.” – Erin
[13:39] The value of self-empowerment before understanding your friendships.
[15:57] Looking to make new friendships in an empty nest.
[18:11] Erin’s friendship diagnosis.
[22:36] Breaking up a friendship.
[24:44] Don’t work on saving a friendship. Work on not bringing negative habits into any future relationships.
[27:51] Erins’s dare for the audience this week.
Your Dare is to get Erin’s book “How to Break Up with Your Friends” and do a friendship diagnosis.
Leave us a review, leave us a comment, and as always, Dare On!
About Erin Falconer
Erin Falconer is an MA in Clinical Psychology, AMFT. She is President and Co-Founder at LEAFtv, Editor in Chief and Co-Owner at PickTheBrain.com, Editor at Large at ThisNext.com, Creative Director at StyleHive.com, and Director of Content and Marketing at ThisNext.
Erin Falconer’s experience includes being an author with works like “How To Break Up with Your Friends: Finding Meaning, Connection, and Boundaries in Modern Friendship” and “How To Get Shit Done: Why Women Need to Stop Doing Everything So They Can Achieve Anything”. She is a co-host of the PickTheBrain Podcast. She has also written, produced, and found distribution for several short films that have garnered praise at major International film festivals.
As Editor in Chief of the self-improvement site, PickTheBrain.com, she finds content that will motivate, inspire and instruct readers best, and help them to make the changes that matter most in their lives. Erin is an avid writer with an eye for sharp content that connects with audiences, captivating their imaginations and holding their attention.
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