Let’s face it—making friends as an adult is hard. Making friends as an adult during a global pandemic can feel nigh unto impossible.
And what about cultivating those friendships? Or learning to part ways if a certain friendship no longer fits in your life? These are the tough issues Erin Falconer takes up in her new book, How to Break Up with Your Friends.
Despite the title, the book is not just about “breaking up,” Erin promises. The ten chapters mostly deal with the book’s subtitle: Finding Meaning, Connection, and Boundaries in Modern Friendships.
Today, she joins Tuesday host Ali Muldrow for a refreshingly honest discussion about why we need friends, diversity in friendships without tokenization, how making new friends is kind of like dating, what it means to show up in a relationship, and more.
Erin Falconer is an author, speaker, and entrepreneur based in Los Angeles. She is editor-in-chief and co-owner of PicktheBrain.com, an online self-improvement community where she co-hosts the Pick the Brain Podcast. Her latest book is How to Break Up with Your Friends: Finding Meaning, Connection, and Boundaries in Modern Friendships (Sounds True, 2022).