Mar 27, 2019
This week we’re bringing you a topic we’ve wanted to talk about for a while now that’s near and dear to both of our hearts. We’ve mentioned it here and there but haven’t gotten the chance to fully explore it yet — and that is friendship breakups.
In our “Making Friends in Adulthood” episode we also touch on this subject but today we’re really getting deep and addressing friend breakups in adulthood — what they look like, how they happen, how to get through them, when you should consider initiating one, and our own experiences with them.
It’s so important to protect your energetic bubble and only keep the friends close to you that hold you up to a higher standard. We really believe in not compromising who you are to make a relationship work. So today, we hope you’ll join us and reflect on the friendships in your own life. Are they giving or taking?
[2:25] About today’s episode!
[6:39] Don’t be afraid of the solitude that comes with raising your standards!
[7:50] Reflecting on one of my friendship breakups.
[12:15] Sophie talks about the friendships throughout her life, what they have meant to her, and some of the ways the friendships have fizzled out.
[16:18] The important choice to actively cut off friendships that drain you.
[17:40] Ask yourself: is this relationship giving or taking? What can you clear out that is no longer serving you?
[24:13] How to approach a conversation with your friend about the state of your friendship.
[27:13] The importance of constantly reevaluating the relationships in your life.
[28:27] Sophie talks about her recent, difficult friendship breakup.
[36:40] Don’t compromise who you are for a relationship.
[39:30] How to make relationships work; respect and bringing stuff up as soon as it comes up.
[40:41] The importance of allowing space for yourself to grow and then coming back to the relationship.
[43:18] Honor the friendships in your life and let them know how much you love them.
[45:04] Be sure to join our 21-day challenge! Starts April 1st!
[46:06] Reading our review of the week.
[46:40] Tell us about the lessons you’ve gained from this week’s podcast — we’d love to hear from you!
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“Making Friends in Adulthood” IGNTD Episode
IGNTD 21-Day Habit Reset Challenge
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